The how and why of IBM’s next power chip is over at the Inquirer. Interestingly, they make a comparison to the Alpha, which was killed
when Compaq acquired DEC.
Ibm power7 details emerge – The Inquirer
Hot Chips conference saw the first serious talk about the IBM POWER7 processor, the monster square-inch sized 45nm 8-core chip with 4-thread simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) per core.
It’s coming out a whole eight years after the previous 4-thread multi-threaded general purpose CPU, the Alpha 21464 EV8, was announced but prematurely killed.