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IBM 64-bit PowerPC

To be discussed at the Microprocessor Forum 2002 (Oct 15th, 2002):



Breaking Through Compute Intensive Barriers - IBM's New 64-bit PowerPC Microprocessor



IBM Microelectronics IBM is disclosing the technical details of a new 64-bit PowerPC microprocessor designed for desktops and entry-level servers. Based on the award winning Power4 design, this processor is an 8-way superscalar design that fully supports Symmetric MultiProcessing. The processor is further enhanced by a vector processing unit implementing over 160 specialized vector instructions and implements a system interface capable of up to 6.4GB/s.



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