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eWeek: New Power Chips Pump Up Software

May 21, 2003, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey Burt)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"IBM's longtime development strategy for its Power chips has been to build them in a way that enables users to get the most out of software--be it home-grown or third-party.

"The new version of IBM's 64-bit processor will be no different, said Mark Papermaster, director of microprocessor design for IBM's Systems Group, in Austin, Texas...

"Furthermore, the Power5--which will run at speeds faster than 1.5GHz, although officials have yet to give an exact frequency--will continue to enable users to run 32-bit or 64-bit applications on IBM's AIX operating system or on Linux, even simultaneously..."

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