Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 16:12 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Morphos In a comment on the Power.org blog, Pieter Van den Abeele wrote that Genesi will be releasing the Open Server Workstation, which will be based on the PowerPC 970 (G5) chip. The system is scheduled for release this month give or take a few weeks, and will cost $1599. Developers can also register for a free workstation.
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RE[2]: g5
by rayiner on Sun 4th Jun 2006 05:08 UTC in reply to "RE: g5"
rayiner
Member since:
2005-07-06

There are no quad-core chips in PPC-land either. The Open Server Workstation is a dual-dual core setup.

It's still a pretty good price, especially for a pre-built machine, but you could get a dual Opteron 250 setup that's faster for less money.

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RE[3]: g5
by Simba on Sun 4th Jun 2006 13:03 in reply to "RE[2]: g5"
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2005-10-08

> The Open Server Workstation is a dual-dual core setup.

Oops. You're right. It's two dual core CPUs.

> but you could get a dual Opteron 250 setup that's faster for less money

I don't think you can really say that for sure yet since afaik, Genesi has not said whatt speed those processors are yet.

But also, as I said before, the PowerPC processor has features that arguably make it a more capable CPU than the Opteron. For example it has 32 GPRs instead of the 16 that the Opteron has.

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RE[4]: g5
by encia on Mon 5th Jun 2006 10:41 in reply to "RE[3]: g5"
encia Member since:
2005-11-16

>the PowerPC processor has features that arguably >make it a more capable CPU than the Opteron

SPECInt and SPECFP indicates otherwise.

Factor in Opteronís register renaming scheme.
Look up ISA VS actual K8 micro-architecture implementation.

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