Behind the scenes, painstaking effort and computing power has gone into cleaning up George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy for its recent DVD release. 600 Mac G5s. And btw, the Star Wars III teaser will be released in less than 15 days.
Macs do Star Wars dirty work
Submitted by David Gabriel 2004-10-25 Multimedia, AV 106 Comments
OKay did some of the web surfing you asked for.
Do a search on Google for the following:
“ibm motorals altivec license”.
Here are links to a pletora of articles confirming that Motoral owns altivec aka velocity engine. Apple just uses it.
Now regarding 32-bit PPC, you are aware that IBM supplied the G3’s when they were used in i-books and i-mac’s. But for some facts regarding the PPC architecture visit this link http://www.wordiq.com/definition/PowerPC.
Please note that this is architecture not implementation.
Lastly ‘Velocity Engine’ is a name Apple gave to Altivec, probably because it sounds cool.
You don’t know what you say. On the web there are many IBM documents that prove the Apple PROCESSOR DESIGN in the PPC970: AltiVec is a technology of Motorola, licenced to IBM, that APPLE IMPLEMETED in PPC970; the same documents prove that the original concept of the PPC970 had NOT 32-bit support and Apple implemented it too. Apple has more technological and financial power over IBM that they say, as the memory managemet proves. Many documents was removed under litigation minace from IBM. Anyway, if you don’t belive me, surf the web: any Mac news site has this document again and a well known italian Mac news site has news about these in its archive. 🙂
Apple has more technological and financial power over IBM that they say,
No offence if English is your second language and I misunderstand you, but if you think Apple has any, REPEAT, ANY influence over IBM then, the only thing I can say is that you are delusional or have drunk to much of Steve’s coolaid.
Tell me what financial leverage or any leverage Apple has over IBM. Please give me a link to any credible source that says Apple designed the altivec unit in the PPC970. By the way IBM calls it VMX. Once again Altivec is Motorola’s, not Apple’s. The only possible leverage Apple has over IBM is the fact that IBM would like to make their Multi-billion dollar state of the art chip fabrication plant profitable. The relatively small number of chips Apple needs helps with that.
Personally I would love Apple to grow market share. Would love to even see Windows ported to the PPC, would love to have the ability to walk into Best Buy or any place and buy a PowerPC machine running some Linux.
So please point me to all these articles which show how Apple was the major technology partner in the PPC970 aka G5.
Please don’t make any ridiculous claims that IBM needs Apple for the 32-bit instructions when IBM had been producing G3’s for years and other PowerPC derivatives.
Aside from one small memory management chip which Apple custom designed for motherboard, please show me evidence of:
1. Apple’s financial leverage over IBM.
2. Any other leverage Apple has over IBM.
3. Info on Apples contribution to the PPC970 other than asking for one with an Altivec unit.
I hope you are not a maczealot. So I don’t want any links to Steve Jobs worshipper sites.
This reminds me of some MacZealots claiming that Webcore was being adopted by KDE. It is like the complete reverse, Apple adopted KHTML for Webcore.
Think what you want. What you think don’t change anything for me. 🙂
So, are you happy now? I hope you are, because I don’t like to repeat what I already wrote. Live long and prosper. 😀
So basically you are telling me to browse the web and then are unable to provide a single link to any of asertions you made.
Well in that case good luck in this alernate reality you have created for yourself.
“Well in that case good luck in this alernate reality you have created for yourself.”
Well, I have a real life and I’m sure that you are more able and have more time than me to search on the web. 🙂
A good song: KoRn, Got The Life. 😀