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Re: IBM 390

On Fri, 26 Mar 1999, Ward Deng wrote:

> 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.

FYI; the Power/Power2/Power3 processors are IBM engineered. Not Motorola
engineered. Or at least that's how it was explained to me. They're PowerPC
based, though. Yes, it's confusing. If somebody can get me actual specs
on the Power processors, and/or a machine to test with, it'd be much
appreciated. Just, umm, hold off a bit. I'm kinda busy for a few more
weeks. Ugh. 


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