IBM has announced the 476FP core as “industry’s highest performance, highest throughput” system-on-chip processor. The press release still quotes Dhrystone numbers, despite the well-understood problems with that benchmark. 476FP is a collaboration with LSI, who designed the L2 cache, dissipates 1.6W at 1.5GHz, and will be built with 45nm SOI technology. Hard core production, and a synthesizable version, will be available in 4Q 2010.

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