Article:
  Apple's High-Water Mark?
Subject:   Cell's PPE is not at all related to the POWER5
Date:   2006-03-30 21:37:14
From:   ohfoo
Response to: Cell's PPE is not at all related to the POWER5

This comment seems accurate to me. The cell's controlling core is described as a 970 derivative, unlike the other cell "cores." I find it ODD that people think Apple has left behind the Power line of processors. They have picked up the Intel, but they haven't dropped the Power line, and have no economic reason to. They are well postioned over both lines now, with OS X and "universal" binaries. Jobs never said "we're abandoning all IBM options." The main article we're commenting on misreads the limitations on Apple, it seems to me. Apple can "wait and see" on IBM developments.