new proof for altivec-equipped power4...?

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by noht*, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. noht* macrumors member

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    hope this hasn't been posted before, as it's already 4 days old news...

    penguinppc, the official site of the linux-ppc port, has an interesting entry in their news log:

    the site appears to be offline at the moment, so you'll have to use the google archive.


    what do you think?


    noht
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That may mean that IBM is ready to start supporting early development of the PowerPPC 4 to replace the low end of the RS/6000 workstation lines.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its all going to come down to the *announcement* in October by IBM - I really hope its something good for Apple.
     
  4. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Ooh, I'm getting that cool feeling inside when you know that within a year, Apple will be moping the floors with the x86 platform...

    Apple's ready, We're ready, Now, it's time for IBM to put out some serious kick @$$ hardware...
     
  5. noht* thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah, but so what?

    afaik rs/6000 was a server line at ibm which was rebranded the pSeries some two years ago...but they did/do use ppc processors of various flavors.

    what i see from this message is that this patch enables altivec support on the powerpc64 target of the linux64 build of gcc, so if you happen to have a 64-bit powerpc with altivec, try to compile it on your box.

    anyway, this might be completly wrong, just trying to show my pov.

    noht
     

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