Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Dec 2006 21:35 UTC
IBM Judging by details revealed in a chip conference agenda, the clock frequency race isn't over yet. IBM's Power6 processor will be able to exceed 5 gigahertz in a high-performance mode, and the second-generation Cell Broadband Engine processor from IBM, Sony and Toshiba will run at 6GHz, according to the program for the International Solid State Circuits Conference that begins February 11 in San Francisco.
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RE: Open Source Hardware?
by Wes Felter on Sat 30th Dec 2006 18:54 UTC
Wes Felter
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2005-11-15

Open hardware isn't necessarily open source hardware. In the case of Power/PowerPC/Cell, "open" just means that you can get documentation, like for x86, MIPS, ARM, SPARC, etc. Some over-enthusiastic journalists don't understand this.

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