POWER is an acronym for: Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC; a RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture central processor, designed, produced, and sold by International Business Machines: IBM. It is the basis for, and remains similar to, two better known processors and brands: 1) The PowerPC processor, used in: later Apple Macintosh personal computers, some IBM workstations, later Microsoft game computers (Xbox 360); and many embedded applications. 2) The Cell processor, a 9 core multiprocessor, on one chip.

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Power.org
Organization to develop, enable, and promote Power CPUs as preferred open standard hardware platform for the electronics industry; to administer qualification programs for interoperability; and to speed innovation.
IBM POWER
Growing entry, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
Power Architecture Technology
The developerWorks pages: technical, business, community issues; links to Redbooks, fora, introductions, downloads, learning resources, webcasts. [IBM]
PowerPC
Growing entry, with links to many related topics. [Wikipedia]
IBM Unleashes 4.7 GHz POWER6 Microprocessor
Two core, 64-bit, doubles speed of prior generation POWER5, uses nearly equal power to run and cool it; has 790 million transistors via IBM 65nm lithography, result of 5 year research and development effort. Description, photos. DailyTech. (May 22, 2007)

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