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The IBM Power 7 is Announced

The IBM Power 7 is finally announced and looks like quite an achievement. With up to 8 cores and 4 threads per core, each chip packs quite some processing power and an interesting close-to-the-chip L3 cache. They also run up to 4.1 GHz. There are no actual performance number yet apart from some websphere numbers. This will be interesting to watch…

A few interesting references: arstechnica and the register