Re: IBM 390
> That's three models. 43P 150 and 260 are strange. They're also
> *workstations*. 43P 260 is Power3 based. The Power3 is an IBM PowerPC. NOT
> Motorola. I *have* confirmed this with MCG's Cleveland division. Same with
> the Power2. I did NOT think to confirm whether or not Motorola could get
> me full details on 'em. So smack me around if I forget to check tomorrow.
I do not kow if POWER3 is different from POWER/POWER2. PowerPC is a single
chip processor but Power/Power2 are not. They are more expensive to make
and consume much more electricity. However, POWER chips have much better
floating-point performance but their integer performance lags behind cheaper
PowerPC chips made in the same period. Do not know why.
Just a side note.
> The 43P 150 is PowerPC 604e. Well, DUH, I've had it working on an *SMP*
> 604e based system for MONTHS! NEXT!