||Confessions of the World's Largest Switcher|
|Subject:||Why the G5?|
|I can't believe that people don't understand this. Everyone is commenting about how they bought the G5s "sight unseen." According to the article, "An IBM with the PowerPC 970 would have been the first choice, but the earliest delivery date would have been January 2004." So, they had their hopes pinned on a single processor IBM 970 based machine, but IBM couldn't deliver in time. One week later, Apple announces a DUAL processor machine using the same chip, available in a 60 day timeframe. Seems to me that the choice of the G5 was a complete and total no-brainer. They had already specced the 970 as having the capabilities they wanted, and now Apple was offering a consumer version with two of them. It was no reach at all for them to decide to grab those and run with them, it seems to me. Probably the only real issues were converting what was undoubtedly plans for a rack based facility into one that could handle the G5s larger form factor.|
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