HiyaPower writes: "There is an interesting discussion here about the IBM Power4 chip. While it is most directly compared with the upcoming Alpha, it also has ramifications for the penetration of the IA-64 and/or Sledgehammer into the server market. Conclusion drawn is that the Alpha, etc., may be in for some very tough sledding. Now if only Apple could be persuaded to use these instead of what the article terms its "embedded controller chips...""
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