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 IBM Research | Projects | VLSI Design ! Power4 Design |
For the Instruction Fetch and L2 Cache Control Units, the circuit and physical design of the logic circuits (about 2M transistors for each unit) are done in Yorktown, the array designs in Poughkeepsie, and the logic and verification in Austin.
Performance exceeding 1GHz is achieved at acceptable power levels using mostly static, custom-designed CMOS circuits for the dataflow.
The circuits are designed to be fabricated in IBM's 0.18 CMOS 8S2 Silicon-on-Insulator technology with 7 levels of copper wiring.
www.research.ibm.com /power4   (167 words)

 IBM Research | Austin Research Laboratory
The IBM Austin Research Laboratory (ARL) is one of eight IBM research laboratories worldwide.
There is a wide range of low power and energy efficiency activities underway throughout the multiple IBM Research laboratories and throughout the various IBM product and services divisions.
The IBM Austin Research Laboratory is pleased to request posters to be presented at the fifth annual Austin Conference on Energy-Efficient Design.
www.research.ibm.com /arl   (276 words)

 IBM's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers | The Register
IBM yesterday held the Power Everywhere event in New York, which was a bit of a debutante ball for the upcoming Power5 chip and its Squadron line servers.
While IBM knows it cannot have a Power processor in every device along that spectrum, it wants its fair share, and now, after its experience with Java and Linux, it wants to make the Power processor family an open standard that is easy to license and adapt for myriad uses.
IBM was quite vague on how this Power chip community might work, but the company was clear about one thing - it would absolutely retain control over the Power instruction set to ensure that applications would remain compatible across the wide range of 32-bit and 64-bit Power processors.
www.theregister.co.uk /2004/04/02/ibms_mighty_morphin_power_rangers   (932 words)

 IBM POWER - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
POWER is a RISC instruction set architecture designed by IBM.
In the early 2000's IBM submitted their proposal and received $53 million from DARPA to continue to participate in the challenge; in 2006 IBM received $244 million to build a petaflop computer for DARPA.
Ravi Arimilli, IBM's chief microprocessor designer has said: "The POWER5 chip is more of a midrange design that can drive up to the high end and then down to things like blades." IBM servers built with the POWER5 processor offer virtualization features: logical partitioning and Micro-Partitioning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/IBM_POWER   (2601 words)

 IBM's POWER play   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Earlier today in New York, IBM hosted a big media event--the first of its kind for the company--to unveil their latest plans for using the PowerPC architecture (now just known as POWER) to achieve world domination.
The centerpiece of the event was IBM's announced "opening" of the POWER architecture, which is a combination of expansive licensing and a set of freely available tools for designing POWER-based microprocessors.
IBM will still control the PPC instruction set, at least insofar as the various POWER derivatives are concerned, and the POWER derivatives will all build on IBM's basic designs.
arstechnica.com /news/posts/1080794898.html   (957 words)

 IBM Research | IBM Research | The Cell architecture
IBM Research participated throughout the development, implementation and software enablement of the architecture, ensuring the timely and efficient application of novel ideas and technology into a product that solves real challenges.
Based on the analysis of available die area, cost and power budgets, and achievable performance, the best approach to achieving the performance target was to exploit parallelism through a high number of nodes on a chip multiprocessor.
IBM Research grew its partnership in the development of the broadband processor architecture beyond its initial definition.
domino.research.ibm.com /comm/research.nsf/pages/r.arch.innovation.html   (1819 words)

 PRESS RELEASE IBM Strengthens Power Architecture With New Low-Power Processors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
IBM also introduced the CPC965, a companion chip to the 970 series of processors designed to provide I/O connectivity and run at significantly less power than comparative bridge chips.
This semester, Power Architecture is being taught in three undergraduate courses in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Morgan State, located in Baltimore and designated as Maryland's public urban university.
IBM is a founder member of Power.org, a community of more than 40 companies driving innovation around Power Architecture technology.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=168613   (1153 words)

 IBM sees Power processor as its next Linux | InfoWorld | News | 2005-06-13 | By James Niccolai, IDG News Service
IBM hopes to do for its Power processor what it helped do for Linux: create a bigger market in which lots of vendors can play, and earn more money for IBM in the process.
IBM's goal is to propagate Power in what it sees as faster-growing markets such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles and automotive applications, he said.
Among them, IBM needs to come up with a governance model that "is not too bullying but keeps enough control on the tiller to stop Power going off at right-angles," he said.
www.infoworld.com /article/05/06/13/HNibmpower_1.html   (1344 words)

 IBM matches Power with Linux | Linux
Earlier this year, IBM's Power architects and forward-thinking partners held court at the Power Everywhere event in New York to extol the future of Power Architecture in all its manifestations.
IBM's Power architects and forward-thinking partners extol the future of Power Architecture in all its manifestations: licensing opportunities for manufacturers; a development focus based on the collaborative model; and all-round opportunities for innovation.
Similarly, Dr. Bernard Meyerson, IBM Chief Technologist, believes that an open ecosystem is key to Power Architecture's future, but at the same time control of the processor architecture must be in place to ensure against corruption of the ecosystem.
www.ameinfo.com /49966.html   (1178 words)

 IBM launches Power chip alliance - Hardware - News - ZDNet Asia
Two prominent examples of IBM's Power family are the Power5 used in its new Unix servers and the PowerPC 970 FX used in its blade servers and Apple Computer's desktop machines and servers.
Power chips also are used in various embedded computing devices and in IBM's record-setting Blue Gene/L supercomputer.
IBM has been working to make it easier for other companies to license Power technology for their own processor designs.
www.zdnetasia.com /news/hardware/0,39042972,39203458,00.htm   (471 words)

 IBM cranks up speed of Power6 to 5.0GHz | InfoWorld | News | 2006-10-10 | By Ben Ames, IDG News Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
By doubling the frequency of its current Power5 design, IBM is swimming against the current of recent chip designs that sacrifice frequency for power efficiency.
IBM is one of the few remaining alternatives to Intel in the market for 'big iron' servers used in high-end jobs like scientific computing, image processing, weather prediction and defense, said Jim Turley, principal analyst at Silicon Insider, in Pacific Grove, California.
IBM upgraded its current midrange Unix servers in February from 1.9GHz to 2.2GHz Power5+ processors, targeting users of large databases, ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management).
www.infoworld.com /article/06/10/10/HNpower6chipspeed_1.html   (950 words)

 IBM POWER Systems Overview
IBM also offers clustered Linux solutions that are based on Intel processors, combined with hardware/software from other vendors (such as Myrinet, Redhat) along with its own hardware/software.
Currently, IBM is referring to its latest switch network as the "High Performance Switch" or just "HPS", which interestingly enough, is similar to what the very first switch network was called in the days of the SP1.
IBM's Parallel Environment is a collection of software tools and libraries designed for developing, executing, debugging and profiling parallel C, C++ and Fortran applications on POWER systems running AIX.
www.llnl.gov /computing/tutorials/ibm_sp   (10519 words)

 IBM hopes portal will build Power community | Tech News on ZDNet
IBM, which announced its intention to make the Power architecture more open in March, has said that making its chip technology easier to work with will foster more development and increase Power's presence in a variety of electronic devices.
IBM is aiming for the site to serve not only as a source for technical information but also as a community meeting place that may foster work on a governance model to help guide future collaboration around Power.
In addition to its attempt to popularize Power, IBM has made a number of other changes to its chip business recently, including establishing chip foundry and design businesses and combining its microelectronics and server groups into a new systems and technology group.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9584_22-5212909.html   (605 words)

 IBM Research | IBM Research | Putting the POWER in Parallel Computing
IBM Research, for example, is currently building BlueGene/L, a massively parallel supercomputer that is expected to be the fastest in the world when completed next year.
IBM's POWER architecture offers customers open, innovative technology solutions through either the AIX 5L, OS/400 or Linux operating systems that complement the growing demand for 64-bit applications.
IBM’s power architecture is the basis for the Blue Gene supercomputer research project, which is dedicated to exploring a new family of supercomputer optimized for bandwidth, scalability and the ability to handle large amounts of data while consuming a fraction of the power and floor space required by today’s fastest systems.
domino.research.ibm.com /comm/research.nsf/pages/d.compsci.power.html   (423 words)

 PC World - IBM Pushes Power Chips
IBM is observing a sea change in chip design: The industry is approaching the limits of the gains it can wring out of hardware advances, executives say.
IBM plans to address that challenge with two approaches that have been a foundation of its corporate strategy since Sam Palmisano took control as IBM's chief executive.
IBM also previewed at the event its Power 5 processor, due out in the second half of this year.
www.pcworld.com /article/id,115490-page,1/article.html   (723 words)

 CXOtoday.com > News > Software > IBM's New Power Saver
IBM has announced the launch of five new service products designed to help organizations tackle energy-related issues in their data centers.
Commenting on the launch Steven Sams, VP, IBM Site and Facilities Services said, "CIOs are facing a power and cooling crisis in their data centers.
IBM has a global team of Site and Facilities Services experts in place to help customers assess their risk, determine a path to success, and implement an optimal solution."
www.cxotoday.com /India/IBMs_New_Power_Saver/551-76447-911.html   (611 words)

 IBM's Power Architecture and Linux: A Flexible and Capable Development Environment
IBM's Power Architecture family is available in a variety of forms suitable for an equally wide variety of applications.
IBM was number one in overall Linux-based server revenue worldwide in Q1 2005, according to Gartner Research.
Because IBM is committed to supporting and driving the use of Linux, all members of the Power Architecture family support the OS.
www.devx.com /ibm/Article/30230   (1060 words)

 IBM Power Supply — DC AC Adapter for Laptop Computers Provided by AtBatt.com
IBM Power Supplies for laptop computers may vary model to model.
The IBM power supply converts the alternating current (AC) from your home to the direct current needed by your IBM laptop computer.
IBM and the IBM Family logo are registered trademarks of IBM™.
www.atbatt.com /computer-power-supply/b/IBM.asp   (354 words)

 redhat.com | Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM POWER Systems
With IBM's announcement of the next generation of POWER products based on POWER5 architecture, IBM and Red Hat are committed to ensure currently available applications on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, version 3 for IBM POWER4 systems will work unchanged on the latest POWER5 technology including pSeries, iSeries, OpenPower and System p5 systems.
Independent software vendors can visit the IBM Linux on POWER ISV Resource Center, IBM's most comprehensive Web resource for Independent Software Vendors interested in developing, porting, optimizing, and marketing their applications on Linux on POWER systems.
General and open source developers, professors, and students can visit IBM developerWorks Linux on Power Architecture Developer's Corner, the IBM Web portal for developers interested in developing applications for Linux on Power systems.
www.redhat.com /promo/power   (813 words)

 IBM to launch Linux-only Power servers | Tech News on ZDNet
And in August, IBM made it possible for programmers to use remote servers at the University of Portland for free to develop Linux software on Power.
Fowler also argued that although "Power has some exceptional performance characteristics," it will be difficult to convince large numbers of software companies to create, test, support and market a new version of their software.
IBM uses two varieties of Power processors in its servers today: the PowerPC 970 in the thin JS20 blade server and the higher-end Power4 and Power5 for more powerful machines.
news.zdnet.com /2100-9584_22-5360559.html   (1146 words)

 IBM's POWER Architecture Gaining Speed
The IBM invitation for the March 31 event calls it "a unique look at the microprocessor that is revolutionizing computing and emerging as a new platform for innovation around the globe."
POWER is a big part of IBM's plans for improving its enterprise products, partly because, unlike Intel Itanium, IBM's scale between 32-bit and 64-bit addressable computing architecture.
This would make sense because not only does IBM view virtualization as a key part of its forthcoming POWER chips, but it is prized for helping multiple blade servers, which pack computing into thin blades to conserve space and energy, work together as a cluster to perform major tasks.
www.internetnews.com /ent-news/article.php/3327091   (697 words)

 For IBM, Speed Rules
The IBM announcement is a departure from prevailing thinking among chip veterans that clock speed, or the speed at which computers perform basic operations, will become irrelevant as designers instead squeeze multiple processors onto one chip.
IBM execs say they can use the same design improvements in other Power implementations, including in chips they sell to game-console makers Microsoft (MSFT) and Nintendo.
IBM's chip division also recently announced that it's sampling a new chip to potential customers that someday could wirelessly and quickly zip high-definition content about 30 feet away without a loss of signal.
www.businessweek.com /technology/content/feb2006/tc20060207_066742.htm   (1190 words)

 NewsForge: Sponsor Solutions - IBM Power Architecture
The CBEA is the result of a collaboration among Sony, Toshiba and IBM.
IBM has created all the resources needed to learn about this first incarnation of this new family of microprocessors which offers unique features directed toward distributed processing and media-rich applications.
Included in the core license is IBM's industry standard CoreConnect bus architecture, and additional peripheral IP such as a memory controller and PCI bridge.
solutions.newsforge.com /ibmarch.tmpl   (887 words)

 IBM Power Architecture
With our licensable Power Architecture cores and our commitment to open collaborative innovation through initiative such as Power.org, IBM is working collaboratively with a wide ecosystem of developers to bring Power Architecture solutions to the next level.
So, whether your design priorities are low power or high performance — or both — IBM Power Architecture technology has the right solution for you.
IBM and a host of third-party providers offer a variety of development tools, evaluation kits, software and solutions to support IBM Power Architecture.
www-1.ibm.com /technology/power   (255 words)

 IBM SP Hardware/Software Overview
Currently, the 604e is the processor being used for the world's largest IBM SP system: ASCI Blue Pacific.
February, 1999: The most recent evolution of IBM's POWER architectures, the POWER3 processor combines the P2SC processor with the PowerPC architecture, and effectively replaces both in future evolutions of the RS/6000 line.
All Node Power LED- the status of the power to all nodes
www.mhpcc.edu /training/workshop/ibmhwsw/MAIN.html   (1587 words)

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