Showing posts with label Power7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Power7. Show all posts

Intel meets its match in IBM


In this article by Brooke Crothers, the news is out that IBM has announced it new high performance power7 chip technology.By the time Intel had introduced its latest processor for servers, the Itanium 9300, on Monday, IBM had already stolen Intel's thunder with its new Power7 chip technology.According to reports, the Power7 is impressive. It has eight cores, while Intel's Itanium 9300 (PDF) has four. And each of the Power7's cores is capable of four threads, or tasks, compared to Itanium's two per core.Although both companies are touting dozens of other features--for example, better thread performance and improved scaling of workloads--IBM is taking a lead in marquee features for the lucrative high-end server market.