Power5 at Hot Chips

IBM introduced the Power 5 microprocessor at the Hot Chips conference this year.

Some early notes were posted by CBR Online before the conference last week. Subsequently, Chip-Architect provided some notes and photos from the actual presentation. The site provides some numbers to the previously reported simultaneous multithreading -- with a claim of a 40% performance increase for multithreaded applications.

eWeek also had notes from the conference and reports the processor is on track to ship in 2004 and start with a 130-nm process and then move on to a 90-nm process.

More details are said to be coming in October at the Microprocessor Forum 2003.

The Power5 is the successor to the Power4 processor which served as the basis for the PowerPC 970 Processors used in the PowerMac G5.

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