IBM talks more about System on a Chip

By Justin Mann on December 26, 2005, 5:55 PM
If you have been interested in the system-on-a-chip design that has been tossed around before, you may be interested in what IBM is talking about. The article talks about the architecture of SoC and how it is being implemented. It's pretty techie, but suffice to say the SoC concept is a good one that brings us even smaller machines. It's one of a series of articles that talks about the steps to bringing us system-on-a-chip designs.




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PUTALE said:
i am all for smaller computers. It's amazing that how computer has gotten to current size but if they can make even smaller computer that consumes less power yet have smae performance, then it would be a great mobile machine.
Rod_Massoudi said:
I agree. I mean the smaller the computer is, it probably takes a lot less energy to run... However, I'm slightly weary of SoC computers. I mean, if vital pieces of a computer are integrated into one chip, computers will become absolete far too quickly and easily because of the inability to update without replacing the SoC. Although, I believe its safe to assume IBM will try to R&D a SoC that works well with current items on the market.
dbuske said:
2 big problems to over-come with a system on a chip. Heat and through-put. I really don't think a system on a chip is possible right now.
asphix said:
This is the first I've heard of this. Quite interesting stuff. I wonder how it will effect Sonys plans to implant the Cell processor in most/all consumer electronics? From the sounds of it, this would be very viable (in terms of useage, not cost) solution to provide competition to Sony's plans.I'll have to keep my eye on it.
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by asphix:[/b][quote]This is the first I've heard of this. Quite interesting stuff. I wonder how it will effect Sonys plans to implant the Cell processor in most/all consumer electronics? From the sounds of it, this would be very viable (in terms of useage, not cost) solution to provide competition to Sony's plans.I'll have to keep my eye on it.[/quote]Me too. BUt seriously, i can just imagine watching the news and a haedline saying "an IBM plant has exploded when all the chips became too hot" lol.
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