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    G5 Speed Boosts
    Has anyone heard if the G5 line will be getting a speed bost any time soon? I want to get one but can wait a few months if a new line will be out, like the PBs got.

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    No idea. It seems like 2.5 is getting close to as fast as they can go. It's hard enough to get the dual 2.5 PowerMacs as it is. I doubt they'll introduce a new model now. If AMD can't hardly get past 2.4, it would suprise me if IBM could at this stage.
    'cause when it rains, you know it pours.

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    amd is more interested in clock efficiency than clock speed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echo_
    amd is more interested in clock efficiency than clock speed
    As are IBM, that's why none of the top ten supercomputer clusters use AMD chips and 5 of them use IBM chips.

    Amen-Moses

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    ..Yeah. I was gonna say, Pentium is concerned the most with clock speed, AMD second, and IBM third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amen-Moses
    As are IBM, that's why none of the top ten supercomputer clusters use AMD chips and 5 of them use IBM chips.

    Amen-Moses
    This has more to do with the fact that AMD is new to the server market than anything else. The Opteron was their first push into this area of computing, where as IBM has been esablished here since the begining of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avid6eek
    This has more to do with the fact that AMD is new to the server market than anything else. The Opteron was their first push into this area of computing, where as IBM has been esablished here since the begining of time.
    I will await the new listings in June, I know of at least 2 new IBM clusters and one Apple powered one so it will be interesting to see if AMD make an entry in the top ten. So far Intel have one entry at number 9 and no plans that I've seen for any new Intel powered clusters. If anyone can make a dent it will be AMD as the Opteron has the capabilities, it all depends on the scaleability.

    What is really, really scary is that early next year a single box solution using Cell processors could start to compete with the current top 20 clusters, that is just plain awesome!

    (i.e by that I mean that just a few hundes Cell processors could in theory hit the 10,000 Gflop mark and you could put them in a single 19 Inch tower rack)

    Amen-Moses

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    Anybody have an opinion on these things?

    http://www.wired.com/news/infostruct...tml?tw=rss.TOP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murlyn
    Anybody have an opinion on these things?

    http://www.wired.com/news/infostruct...tml?tw=rss.TOP
    Yep, and we are airing them over on the other thread, the one wiv G6 in the title.

    Amen-Moses

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