notes on new power mac (was Re: clusters v SMP)

Mark Hahn hahn at
Wed Jan 30 08:27:35 PST 2002

> > reading this triggered me to look at the specs of the new Mac.
> > after all, the PPC is a reasonably nice architecture, and afaik
> > isn't maimed by 32b-isms.
> apple ships a 32 bit powerpc, but you can get a 64 bit flavored
> powerpc chip 64 from IBM.

yeah, a friend of mine pointed that out.  I'm horrified that 
Apple's rah-rah-marketing has insideously contaminated my brain!
so basically, if you want near-commodity 64b pointers, you're screwed.
at least if/until AMD does their hammer series...

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