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AMCC's Taihu 405EP Reference Board

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Mar 202006

AMCC today released a new 405EP reference board. In a break with the long-standing tradition of naming 4xx reference boards after trees, they call this one “Taihu,” which is apparently a lake in China. (Perhaps not uncoincidentally, this system was made for AMCC by Beijing UD Technology Co., Ltd.) The board contains an assortment of low-end IO, comes with U-boot and a Linux 2.6 kernel in flash, and ships with full schematics. It costs only $750, which is quite inexpensive for reference boards (which never see high volumes of sales).

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Terra Soft Releases New Y-HPC Distribution

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Mar 152006

Terra Soft Solutions, long-time supporters of PowerPC Linux with their Yellow Dog Linux distribution, have released a new version of their Y-HPC distribution for high-performance computing clusters. Y-HPC 4.1 is based on YDL 4.1, but also includes an assortment of clustering software such as Ganglia, TORQUE, OpenMPI, and more. Y-HPC is espescially targeted at Apple G5 Xserve clusters, and is available for $650 for an entire cluster (rather than $100 per node, its earlier pricing model).

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Genesi's Open Server Workstation

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Mar 152006

Since their initial announcement last September, we have heard absolutely nothing about Genesi’s planned “Open Server Workstation,” a dual-processor dual-core 970MP system. No details were given on design or timeline, and the company has been noticeably quiet on the subject since then. Today Genesi has posted a high-level block diagram of the motherboard on their weblog (along with no other details), and also wants to get feedback on a Power.org Developer Conference.

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Cell Heart at CEBIT

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Mar 132006

At CEBIT, IBM is demonstrating a fully interactive, beating, 3D model of the human heart. Built in PV-4D, and running on a cluster of prototype Cell blades, the demo took three months to optimize for the Cell architecture. The article touches on some of the challenges that lie ahead for Cell software developers…

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FSMLabs Puts RTLinux on AMCC Processors

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Mar 132006

FSMLabs has released RTLinux for AMCC’s 440EP and 440GP embedded PowerPC, claiming worst case interrupt latency of 3.5 microseconds on a 533MHz 440EP system.

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Gentoo 2006.0 with Extra-Special PowerPC Goodness

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Mar 032006

Gentoo’s latest 2006.0 release improves both 64- and 32-bit PowerPC support, including support for the latest Apple systems. Thanks in part to hardware contributions from IBM, it also contains precompiled POWER5-optimized binaries, and the 64-bit distribution can now gain the performance advantage of a 32-bit userland.

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New Macraigor JTAG Tools

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Mar 022006

Macraigor Systems is set to release two USB-based JTAG hardware debuggers next month, supporting most PowerPC processors from AMCC, IBM, and Motorola/Freescale. Of particular interest to the hobbiest: the cheaper (slower) model will cost US$210.

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AMCC and Intrinsity Developing New PowerPC Core

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Mar 012006

AMCC, the company which purchased the embedded 4xx cores from IBM several years ago, has announced that they are teaming up with Intrinsity to design a 3GHz PowerPC core. Intrinsity, based in Austin Texas, is a small company that designed a 2GHz MIPS core a few years back. Although no timeframe was announced for the new core, the announcement serves as a good reminder that today’s high-end is tomorrow’s embedded…

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Free DB2 Express Edition

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Mar 012006

“DB2 Express-C”, a free version of DB2 Express (and insert other brand names here), is now available for 64-bit PowerPC Linux. The “C” apparently stands for “community”, and it’s free to download, develop, deploy, and redistribute. You do need a free IBM registration to download it, however.

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Real World Tech on the 970MP

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Feb 212006

At ISSCC 2006, IBM released some details of the 970MP and 970GX, and Real World Technologies’ David Wang was there to tell us about it. Clock speeds, power consumption, estimated SPEC benchmark performance, and a pretty picture await you.

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