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[Events] IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004!ANN.lu
Posted on 16-Jan-2004 06:56 GMT by Mattias Karlsson31 comments
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I just thought it was worth mentioning that IBM will attend the AmiGBG-fair in Gothenburg and talk a bit about the future for the PowerPC architecture.
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IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 1 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 16-Jan-2004 07:22 GMT
8o
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 2 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by JoannaK on 16-Jan-2004 07:37 GMT
Neat

I hope someone will make recording or write a short review on this one. It's important to hear what IBM is planing to do.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 3 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Jan-2004 09:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (JoannaK):
IBM's plans: World domination, or was that Microsoft? ;)

Cheers
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 4 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Jan-2004 12:01 GMT
If IBM attends 'Ami' GBG it means they support AMIGA Inc!?!? How could this be?
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 5 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 16-Jan-2004 12:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
MAYBE THEY ARE THE SECRET INVESTORS MCEWEN WAS REFERRING TO!!
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 6 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 16-Jan-2004 12:13 GMT
hmmm... It might be easier to get IBM to participate in a Scandinavian Amiga show than AmigaInc.

disappointed/bitter ? me ? No way...
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 7 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 16-Jan-2004 12:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (hooligan/dcs):
...maybe i was jumping to conclusions a little bit too early... anyway
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 8 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Jan-2004 12:25 GMT
There is a difference between "IBM attends show" and "sombody working at IBM attends show". It might just be the latter in this case, a former Amiga fan now working at IBM?
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 9 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Jan-2004 13:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Anonymous):
"There is a difference between "IBM attends show" and "sombody working at IBM attends show". It might just be the latter in this case, a former Amiga fan now working at IBM?"

I think there is at least one current Amiga fan who works at a branch of IBM.

However, IBM want to sell PPC chips. If there is any chance that the AmigaOne boards might sell well, it will be worth while for IBM to support the product.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 10 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Darth_X on 16-Jan-2004 13:53 GMT
*sigh*
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 11 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 16-Jan-2004 13:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Anonymous):
> If IBM attends 'Ami' GBG it means they support AMIGA Inc!?!? How could this be?

:D

Mikael Haglund works at IBM's Swedish branch in Gothenburg (as product manager, I believe). I don't think it's too farfetched to assume that someone in AmiGBG knows him or that he's an AmiGBG member / old Amiga user himself. Some of us do have jobs and lives outside of "the community" as well. :)

IBM-the-company probably has better things to do than trying to sell PPC chips to 50 people drooling over a Teron. Any news on the future of PPC are likely to appear at ibm.com, CeBIT or Comdex before they hit a restaurant in Lindholmen. ;)

(Får man ta med sin cykel på Älvsnabben?)
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 12 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 16-Jan-2004 14:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Seehund):
Yeah, sure IBM would want nothing better than to ignore all future markets except Genesi.

Sure. Keep telling yourself that.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 13 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Lukas Stehlik on 16-Jan-2004 14:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Olegil):
I think that IBM supports Pegasos.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 14 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 16-Jan-2004 14:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Lukas Stehlik):
If you feel that added anything to my post:
Learn how to read.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 15 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Johan Rönnblom on 16-Jan-2004 14:51 GMT
IBM also visited some Swedish Amiga fair around '96 or '97. Well, good
news, certainly more interesting to me than Redhouse. ;-)

Yes, you can bring your bike on Älvsnabben.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 16 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 16-Jan-2004 15:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Johan Rönnblom):
Hmm, is it Älvs-nabben or Älv-snabben? :-)
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 17 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 16-Jan-2004 15:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Olegil):
Why? That's not what I said.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 18 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 16-Jan-2004 15:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Lukas Stehlik):
"I think that IBM supports Pegasos."

Of course, and any other product that uses IBM chips and could possibly be a success.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 19 of 31ANN.lu
In reply to Comment 16 (Olegil):
Message removed by Christian Kemp for violation of ANN's posting rules.
Specific reason from moderator: Foreign language (I can't know if this is abuse or not and therefore play safe in removing it- pleas
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 20 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Jonny Johansson on 16-Jan-2004 15:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Johan Rönnblom):
>IBM also visited some Swedish Amiga fair around '96 or '97.

Think that was Motorola, if we refer to the same one..?

As far as I can remember, at the time the guy said something
along the lines of: "screw desktops, we only care about embedded stuff"... ;)
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 21 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Jonny Johansson on 16-Jan-2004 15:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Olegil):
>Hmm, is it Älvs-nabben or Älv-snabben? :-)

That would be the latter; the river-quickie, ahem... ;P
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 22 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 16-Jan-2004 15:27 GMT
@CK/all re. comment 19:

Sorry, it was just some Swedish "groaners" answering Ole-Egil's linguistic question in #16, nothing harmful.

They were quite bad anyway, so good riddance. :)
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 23 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by reflect / ACGGBG on 16-Jan-2004 16:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Seehund):
Mikael Haglund isn't a member of ACGGBG and no one in the organizer group knows him and he's not an old Amiga user to my knowledge.

So it's got nothing to do with that.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 24 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by reflect on 16-Jan-2004 16:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (reflect / ACGGBG):
.. and he's not a member in any other usergroup (amigbg, syntax society nor does anyone there know him).
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 25 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Lukas Stehlik on 16-Jan-2004 16:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Olegil):
I am sorry. I want just add new comment and I click to "Reply" button.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 26 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by DoomMaster on 16-Jan-2004 18:08 GMT
Maybe IBM will be offering Amiga ITX boards with nice Mil Spec 7447 chips on them for sale?

_DoomMaster_
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 27 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Bill Toner on 16-Jan-2004 20:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Lukas Stehlik):
> I think that IBM supports Pegasos.

I think IBM supports any platform that has use for IBM PPC chips, and thus send money in IBM's direction.Be it AmigaOne or Pegasos, be it G3 or 970, whatever. Why would IBM choose one over the other? I'd imagine they most likely choose both as customers. IBM would want both to sell lots, and it would not be productive to IBM for them to hope one of their customers does well and the other fails, IBM would want all of their customers to do well, and thus have the most IBM PPC chips sold that way. Anything else would be absurd.
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 28 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Johan Rönnblom on 17-Jan-2004 11:16 GMT
At http://www-3.ibm.com/chips/products/rfit/

you find, among many others:
MorphOS
OpenBSD for PegasosPPC
PegasosPPC
PegXLin

Articia S Chipset
Teron CX
Teron PX

Discovery II
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 29 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Zone1 on 18-Jan-2004 16:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Johan Rönnblom):
Starting to look like a cool show!
And the fair is just 3 hours by flight from London. Just 14.99 GBP at regular price with ryanair. Could be a cool Amiga weekend. Never been to sweden.
Any other blokes going from the UK?
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 30 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by Steve on 19-Jan-2004 05:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (DoomMaster):
What a coincidence!. I was looking through my junk box for 7447 TTL chips yesterday. I needed to drive some 7-segment displays!
A board with these chips on it would be good for the junk-box ;-)
IBM holds a seminar about PowerPC @ AmiGBG 2004! : Comment 31 of 31ANN.lu
Posted by DoomMaster on 19-Jan-2004 18:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Steve):
Are those Mil Spec? Would you sell them? Send them to me and then I will send you money!

_DoomMaster_
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