IBM’s Power CPUseries has been around for some time now and is perhaps best known as the heart of Apple’s Mac computers. Despite that Apple has now moved on to Intel’s platform IBM are positive about the coming time and in an interview with TechWorld they share their thoughts about how the architecture has managed to withstand the last 15 years but also where it may be heading the future. To the question to what IBM’s part of the development of the Cell architecture will mean for future IBM processors it answered the following;
”Although we will not see the current Cell chips used in our commercial servers, the design approach used in for Cell chip will play a big part in our future Power processor designs. Stay tuned.”
Whether this means that the next Power CPU will have borrowed technology from the Cell architecture is perhaps something we better leave unsaid, but the plans are evidently there.