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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:33 am 
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So finally Freescale make the 64 bit core!!!
Yeah!

It's not the Amiga X 1000 PowerPc cpu??

Freescale announced new P3 and P5 families within its QorIQ system-on-chip platform, as well its first 64-bit Power Architecture core, clockable to 2.5GHz. The single-core QorIQ P5010 and dual-core P5020 processors offer the 64-bit e5500 core, which uses 30 Watts while clocked at 2.2GHz.

The dual-core P5020 performs at 13,200 DMIPs in 30 Watts when running at 2.2GHz,


http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News ... 10/?kc=rss

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:01 am 
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Yeah!
Shhh... This forum is no longer interested in PowerPC processors :lol:

Great news anyway. But I suppose those new QorIQ processors are not suited for the kind of computers Genesi is interested in. Not to mention they must be very expensive...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:23 am 
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very interesting. notable points from the article:

* hypervisor (about time ppc platforms got virtualizaition facilities as standard)
* 'classic' (i.e. non-APU) scalar FPU with massive performance
* 64GB of physical addressable space
* no altivec or any other SIMD facilities :/ i can't imagine there's nothing in the data-plane task domain that would benefit from some form of SIMD.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:15 am 
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Shhh... This forum is no longer interested in PowerPC processors :lol:
I think you're not so far from the reality, unfortunately ... The buzz is louder around the ARM technology so everyone suddently agree ARM is great.

Good job, Freescale, I was not expecting 64-bit cores from them.

I wonder what is the called "Hybrid 32-bit mode to support legacy software and transition to 64-bit architecture" ...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:48 am 
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I wonder what is the called "Hybrid 32-bit mode to support legacy software and transition to 64-bit architecture" ...
It makes it possible to run "regular" 32-bit software.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:00 am 
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about time ppc platforms got virtualizaition facilities as standard
I didn't know that. Hypervisor is a very important feature in processors since a long time ago.

Pity all these new processors are suited to boring network tasks. I guess finding an adequate southbridge is as hard as it's always been. We got so used to SOCs recently...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Shhh... This forum is no longer interested in PowerPC processors :lol:
I think you're not so far from the reality, unfortunately ... The buzz is louder around the ARM technology so everyone suddently agree ARM is great
I think ppc had a hard time in the recent years and there was some consolidation. Now ppc has the chance to recover a bit. Not very likely on the desktop or mobile market, but on many other markets. And while not everything is rosy easy-peasy, I think it looked worse for ppc before. There is somemomentum again.


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