[rescue] From Macintouch

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 12:48:52 CDT 2005

On 6/7/05, Patrick Finnegan <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 June 2005 04:57, Shirker wrote:
> > On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > > That IBM POWER5 "OpenPower" machine that I've been thinking about
> > > getting is starting to look better to me now...
> >
> > I've just had a quick Google of this, and it's sounding rather nice
> > already. Is it the OpenPower 710 you're thinking of?
> Yep, there's also a 720, which is more expensive, but has the ability to
> add PCI expansion boxes (which also have SCSI bays on the front of
> them).
> > Am I correct in thinking that there are no OpenPower workstations
> > yet, only servers?
> That's what it looks like.  No reason you can't use a server as a
> workstation though. :)  It looks like they don't have any POWER5
> workstations yet though; the only workstation they have listed on their
> pSeries page is a POWER4+ box.  It's only a matter of time before they
> release a desktop box with a POWER5 in it... until then you can always
> stick a rack next to your desk.

For an architecture neophyte, what is the difference b/w the PPC and the
POWER chips (layman's terms pls :-).  I mean, assuming you had the
source, luke, would it be possible to just cross-compile from PPC to
POWER w/out a lot of porting headaches?


More information about the rescue mailing list