Power8 Processor Packs A Twelve-Core Punch–And Then Some
September 9, 2013 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Well, IBM i shops hankering for some more processing oomph, Big Blue has a very big jump in performance coming your way with the future Power8 processors. Just after The Four Hundred went on vacation at the end of August, the techies who designed the Power8 chip took the podium at the Hot Chips conference, hosted by the IEEE every summer for the past 25 years at Stanford University, and revealed the major aspects of the design of the successor to the current Power7 and Power7+ processors.
As I was watching the presentation by Jeff Stuecheli, chief nest architect for