Pegasos G4 CPU Card
Coming to the Pegasos this summer will be
processor cards sporting the Motorola 7447 running at 1 GHz or more.
The 7447 is the latest in the 4th generation (G4) PowerPC lineup from
Motorola, offering an improved performance base over the previous
generation (G3) series of processors.
In addition to a larger cache, the 7447 offers more pipelines, an improved
front side bus (FSB) and most of all, a SIMD unit called the Altivec. What
Altivec offers is a dedicated on-chip vector engine, capable of delivering
over a Gflops (billion floating point operations per second) while remaining
affordable to the average user.