Power 4 Info
xlr8yourmac got a reader note about a .PDF file listing the details of the Power4 chip from IBM. There is no indication of a Mac version of the chip however. (Which does not surprise me)
Shugashack has even more info on CPUs, this time a few link to info about the upcoming 64bit chip from AMD, the K8, codenamed Sledgehammer.
the register has more info on the upcoming PowerPC driven "Dolphin" gaming console from Nintendo and the GameBoy Advance, a 32bit version of the famous handheld addiction machine.
Can you actually get a 1GHz PC?
the register has news on Intel's 1GHz P3 chip. While the 1GHz mark is available in 3 flavors now, with different slots and Bus-speeds, there seem to be no motherboard that actually officially supports such a high clock speed. Also Intel's prices are still ridiculously high.
FiringSquad has some interesting article about distinguishing locked and non-locked Athlon CPUs. If you're a PC user or thinking about buying an Athlon,this is a must read.
SCSI and ATA history
MacWEEK talks about the features and history of both the ATA and the SCSI drive interfaces, that are both about 15 years old now, quite impressive actually. Also the outlook seems to be back to serial interfaces, such as FireWire and USB.
More MOT vs IBM
AppleInsider once again talks about the almost 1 year 500MHz stuckness of the PowerPC G4. Still the rumors are that IBM is producing much faster chips, but that Motorola doesn't allow them to ship them because the fear for their own sales, as they are in financial trouble. Get over Motorola, or you won't sell a single G4 to Apple anymore, if they switch to another chip.