361 watts when building a kernel? That's almost 100 watts more than my x86 box which completes the task 2 minutes faster. This powerpc box is going back, not recommended unless you need a space heater that costs more than a car.
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- actually RISC is that's why even Intel CPUs translate to RISC type instructions internally :-)Feb 28, 2012
- ARM is risc isn't it? so at the end arm will conquer ;D.Mar 1, 2012
- Tell me it's not a PA Semi chip. Because, well, I want to believe.Jul 29, 2012
- 1682M used a whopping 14-17W when running full out if I remember correctly, so no, it's not. Greg's machine is a heck of a lot faster at building kernels than that was though.
And believe in what? That a 5 year old processor is still being used? Sure, in a few systems around the world (including my file server at home).Jul 29, 2012
- that mirrors the claims I read back in 2007-2008, but I never saw a single article about an actual PA Semi system and have never met anyone who has seen such a system. As I said I want to believe, I really really really liked what they were talking up, the huge I/O onboard, the focus on power efficiency, but the one chip, the 1682M that did make it out the labs, I have no idea how true it was to it's goal of power efficiency and I do not know what it's performance was like. For all I know, 20 watt chip, +80 watt motherboard, +260 watts of sheer crap. Glad to hear the story here isn't that.Jul 29, 2012
- Also: I would relish in an article comparing the 1682M to some of the newer Power breeds.Jul 29, 2012
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