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Old 01 May 2014, 12:54   #1
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I suspect vitux is implying that being PowerPC it could be used in future Amiga developments... Being based on PowerISA it should even be backwards compatible!

But IMHO, the problem for the "Next-Gen Amigas" isn't their power - AmigaOS is probably lean enough to be usable even on lower powered systems... the problem is that the niche for NG users is getting smaller by the day (that equals less developers) and almost nobody wants to buy a $1500 motherboard with two 64-bit quad-cores just to run a few ported apps on it!

I suspect that there are probably more active developers for 68k than PPC
The only "big" advantage PPC has over 68k is that you can easily port stuff from it from the other modern OSes.
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This is only for followers of PPC (OS4 for me)
I just wanted to say that it seems that PPC is not dead.

jbenam: According to Hyperion, no. 3000 registers and increasing. Meta, reach at least 10,000.
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Google showed its first motherboard with chip POWER8 . Mackean Gordon , senior director of the U.S. company , has released the image on your Google+ profile and has just called "Google Power8 server motherboard " . The manager is also president of the OpenPower Foundation, non-profit organization dedicated to developing open ecosystem in the server , born from the will of Google , IBM, Nvidia , Mellanox and Tyan , and which subsequently were added other companies.

If Amazon is thinking of alternatives to be untied from Intel's Xeon , even Google is not going to look at and the fruits of collaboration with other companies in the industry are beginning to see. The commitment of the house Mountain View goes in a specific direction : hardware more efficient , stable, and less expensive, so you have not only more control over their finances, but also the opportunity to provide more efficient services , or entirely new users .

At the moment it is not clear what Google wants to do with the Power server , that is, whether it will install them immediately in functioning infrastructure in their server farm , or whether it is only in the testing phase . " A real server platform is also essential to measure performance and make continuous improvements ," said Mackean . Obviously this is not only to move from one chip to another , but also to develop appropriate software .

Google has global infrastructure , huge and expensive , with dozens of data centers around the world that manage YouTube , Gmail , search, Drive and much more: each minimal optimization , if widespread among the cascade of its network infrastructure , can bring great improvements . It's from last year that Google has begun to invest heavily in hardware and in the first quarter expenditure ( capex ) totaled 2.35 billion .
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Sorry for put the link Italian
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It reminds me of this.
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alienppc seems to fit with the philosophy Amiga
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