I was scared to death that I had over-reached via my imagination
regarding the Accelerator product and the PowerStation. I'm
delighted to discover that my intuition regarding it was actually
right. Of course, there is no way for me to actually know that
without your input.
Thanks again. Now I can continue to work towards the system of my
On Dec 8, 2008, at 4:40 PM, Christopher Murtagh wrote:
> On Monday 08 December 2008 04:23:26 pm Derick Centeno wrote:
>> Bill or someone from Fixstars should be jumping to help you here.
>> However being the wonderful fellow that I am - :-D - I'll point out
>> that the PowerStation runs YDL as it's native OS and is sold
>> exclusively from Fixstars - formerly TSS. The PowerStation CPU
>> already is a 4 core Cell although the whole package can be modified -
>> read customized - by Fixstars to your needs.
> Ok, I guess that's my cue. The PowerStation is not a Cell machine,
> it uses
> IBM's PPC970 CPU (what Apple called the 'G5'). It is very unlikely
> that you
> could get MacOS X to run on it. If you did, it would be a kernel
> hack and it
> would also violate the EULA for MacOS X, which only allows for the
> OS to be
> installed on Apple branded hardware.
> The PowerStation is a serious high-performance machine, if you
> really need
> bang for your buck in the Power architecture, it's definitely
> something to
> As to Warren's concerns with Apple G5 power supplies, I haven't
> had the same
> experience - my G5 hasn't had any serious issues.
> As Derick mentioned, the GigaAccel 180 is definitely something you
> might want
> to consider. You can put one in a PowerStation and get the best of
> worlds. The PS3 is a nifty way of getting a low cost testing/
> machine for Cell programming, but it has serious performance
> limitations due
> to HD speed, RAM and bandwidth through the hypervisor.
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