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LinuxInsider: Linux on Intel: Think Dead Man Walking

Jun 26, 2004, 06:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Last week, I talked about the cell processor expected from Sony and IBM... This week I want to think out loud about what happens in the industry if Toshiba launches a PC based on this processor into the Asian market and IBM promptly follows suit with a series aimed at the American and European markets. Such a machine would run Linux, be compatible with most Linux software, and come with a subscription license to a suite of IBM software built around Lotus Workspace.

"The base model would come with one processor assembly consisting of a single PowerPC-derived core with eight attached processors to deliver, at 4 GHz, the potential for roughly 10 times the floating point performance of a Pentium 4 Extreme at 3.4 GHz and equivalent or better processing..."

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