Hannibal skriver lite mer om PPC 970: The Battle in 64-bit Land, Re-Revisited, and a PPC 970 update Posted 2/2/2003 - 11:44PM, by Hannibal Speaking of sequels, Paul DeMone just posted the latest entry in his series of articles surveying the 64-bit computing landscape. This article includes more up-to-date analysis on the looming changes that will be brought on by x86-64 and the PPC 970, in addition to a revisit of Power4, SPARC, and other 64-bit contenders. Though the article contains no new info on the PPC 970, it does help to put the chip in the wider (non-Apple) context of 64-bit computing. And speaking of the elusive 970, I get tons of mail asking when the next installment of my article will be available. Here´s the story: IBM agreed to answer my questions about the 970, so a while back I sent along a list of questions, most of them about the 970´s Altivec implementation. The answers to these questions would be an important part of my coverage of the 970´s back-end, so I´d hate to have to do the article without them. However, I haven´t yet heard back from IBM. I even emailed my contact a few days ago asking for a timeframe on the answers, and I haven´t heard back from him on that issue, either. They just aren´t talking, for whatever reason. Anyway, the IBM rep made the mistake of including his phone number in an email to me, so I´ll probably start a telephone harassment campaign on Monday. Wish me luck.