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  • World's Fastest Chip

    World's Fastest Chip


    Date added: 2007-05-21


    World's Fastest Chip -- IBM today introduced servers based on its new POWER6 microprocessor. POWER6 is the fastest microprocessor ever built and contains many technological breakthroughs that provide twice the performance with virtually no increase in energy consumption. The IBM System p570 servers pictured here are being readied for delivery at IBM's Rochester, Minnesota manufacturing facility.

     

     



  • IBM POWER6 microprocessors arrive

    IBM POWER6 microprocessors arrive


    Date added: 2007-05-21


    IBM POWER6 microprocessors arrive-- IBM Test Manufacturing Technician B.J. Barrett tests POWER6 microprocessors at the company's Burlington, Vermont facility. IBM today launched its first POWER6-based systems that set new benchmarks for speed, energy efficiency and virtualization capabilities.

     

     



  • POWER6

    POWER6


    Date added: 2007-05-21


    IBM POWER6 -- Hundreds of IBM POWER6 microprocessors on a silicon wafer. The wafer is cut into individual chips that are then packaged and then built into new IBM servers that offer twice the performance with virtually no increase in energy consumption. Each chip has two cores, runs at speeds up to 4.7 GHz, and contains 790 million transistors.

     

     





  • Multichip Module

    Multichip Module, The heart of an IBM System p5 595


    Date added: 2006-07-25


    Multichip Module -- The heart of an IBM System p5 595 is this multichip module. Each of the four center chips contains two POWER5+ microprocessor cores. The outer four chips each hold 36MB of Level 3 cache. One system can hold as many as 64 cores, or eight of the multichip modules shown here.

     

     


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