Cell Broadband Engine/Power Architecture notebook
kanester 06000146A9 217 Visits
I'm not sure how new a resource the Embedded Systems Developer Pipeline is; I came across it yesterday for the first time, and liked it really very much. It's a general resource, not Power-specific -- but it touches on a lot of relevant topics for Power Architecture zone readers. If you scroll down to the archived articles, it goes back quite far (to 2000); so what is new about it is the organization -- previously these articles had been archived I think more haphazardly. Definitely worth checking out.Read More]
kanester 06000146A9 219 Visits
Speaking of the IBM Journal of Research and Development, the new issue has either been released, or is about to be released. I honestly can never tell with the IBM JoRD, because for the life of me, I can never find any date on said publication other than the year (accompanied by the volume number) on the front page. Well, and then of course date information like Received December 4, 2004; accepted for publication January 26, 2005; Published online September 23, 2005. at the bottom of individual articles (ha - and some of my authors think I sometimes take a long time to turn things around!)
But seriously, folks. This new issue is again a double issue, this time devoted to POWER5 system architecture and advanced packaging for microelectronics. The articles touch on hot topics like virtualization (for the POWER5) and lead-free alloys (for the packaging) and the reason, of course, that the articles take so long to turn around is that they are actual, real, peer-reviewed journal articles -- always very good stuff.
And there is a bonus article on the Cell "multiprocessor" and its historyRead More]
kanester 06000146A9 239 Visits
You may have been wondering if Blue Gene/L is useful for everyday interactive tasks. Well, I can tell you that without a doubt,
Seriously, though -- the Redbook covers a lot of very interesting topics related to porting and programming to Blue Gene/L. On a similar note, if you haven't already seen the most recentissue of The IBM Journal of Research and Development, do check it out -- it's a double issue devoted entirely to Blue Gene.