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[5]: g5
by Simba on Mon 5th Jun 2006 15:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: g5"
Simba
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2005-10-08

Oh yeah. PowerPC 64 bit also supports up to 16 Gb of memory. Opteron only supports 8.

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RE[6]: g5
by Wes Felter on Mon 5th Jun 2006 16:06 in reply to "RE[5]: g5"
Wes Felter Member since:
2005-11-15

A two-socket Opteron system should easily take 16 or even 32 GB of RAM.

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RE[7]: g5
by jonas.kirilla on Mon 5th Jun 2006 17:02 in reply to "RE[6]: g5"
jonas.kirilla Member since:
2005-07-11

The limitations you two are arguing are (if true) with current boards. Not with the chip architectures.

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD64

"the AMD64 architecture can address up to 256 tebibytes of virtual address space (2^48 bytes)."

"Current implementations of the AMD64 architecture can address up to 1 tebibyte of RAM (2^40 bytes)" Less than 2^48, obviously, and much less than 2^64.

IIRC, the PPC64 too does not provide a complete 2^64 memory space. It's too early for most of us to begin worrying about the upper limits of current implementations of 64-bitness. Unless you're into supercomputing amounts of data.

Edited 2006-06-05 17:11

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