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Comment: Re:It still boggles my mind... (Score 1) 67

by BrandonBlizard (#30907916) Attached to: NASA Tests All-Composite Prototype Crew Module
You think you could finally get away from x86 after being nearly nuked into oblivion. You would probably still recreate it, just because so much software was written on it that would probably still exist. If you wanted an x86 free world, you would not only have to destroy all the hardware, but all the software as well. At best, you might finally Finish the transition to x64

4.7GHz IBM Power6 Spotted 296

Posted by kdawson
from the more-power-to-ya dept.
Ilgaz notes that The Register has posted benchmark results from Oracle 11i running on four 4.7GHz Power6 chips. Quoting: "The speedy chips confirm IBM's boasting that Power6 would arrive near 5GHz. They also show that IBM's customers have a lot to look forward to in terms of raw performance." Rumor has it that the Power6 chips will be announced on Tuesday.

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky