Subject: General Tech | August 21, 2012 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: IBM, power7+, Intel, amd, hot chips
While it doesn't get the news coverage that Intel and AMD's chips do, IBM's Power series has been with us for a while and they seem really excited about the new Power7+ chip that they are about to drop. They are so excited that they didn't even wait for the Hot Chips conference where many manufacturers will be revealing their new silicon. For instance, the new chip will carry 32MB of L3 cache, AES and SHA-2 acceleration and models running from a modest 4 cores at 3GHz, a 4GHz 8 core model and a possible 4 core model topping 5GHz if The Register got their maths right. Check it all out here; with more likely to come at Hot Chips next week.
"The Hot Chips 24 conference hosted by Stanford University is next week, and IBM, Oracle, Advanced Micro Devices, Fujitsu, and Intel are expected to talk tech relating to just-announced or impending processors. But Big Blue seems unable to contain its enthusiasm for the Power7+ chip that it will talk about alongside its next-generation zNext processors for its System z mainframes."
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