Not Mac news, but some PowerPC fans might be interested IBM have announced low-end and high end POWER7 servers (they originally only released mid range and blade servers). The High End server run at up to 4.25Ghz in turbo mode and 4.00Ghz in normal mode and can have up to 256 cores. It is a performance monster with >2X better performance /core than the high end Intel chips. http://www.itjungle.com/fhs/fhs081710-story02.html Also, low end 1 socket and 2 socket servers released (starting price of about $6k). http://www.itjungle.com/fhs/fhs081710-story01.html It is interesting to compare chips used in "lower" end machines: The recently announced MacPro with 2 x 6 core 2.93Ghz "Westmere" chips gets: http://www.apple.com/au/macpro/performance.html 297/197 in specint_rate/specfp_rate Compared to the 730 Express server http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/hardware/730/perfdata.html 2 x 6 core 3.7Ghz POWER7 472/432 2 x 8 core 3.55Ghz POWER7 575/482 Take that intel!