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IBM email (wii processor, etc)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by fiveryanfrenzy, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. fiveryanfrenzy

    fiveryanfrenzy Wii Citizen

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    hey guys my dad forwarded me this email he got at work, he works at the IBM plant up in burlington vt where they make the computer chips, thought I would share because it is pretty cool...

    Subject
    Celebrate our Game System Milestone

    John W. DiToro
    Vice President, Burlington S/C Manufacturing
    & Senior Location Executive

    The highly anticipated launches of the new Sony PS 3 and Nintendo Wii game
    systems represent an important milestone for IBM™s Technology Collaboration
    Solutions business, especially for the IBM Burlington and East Fishkill sites.

    These new systems, along with Microsoft™s Xbox 360 released late last year, represent the culmination of IBM™s triple crown win as the provider of
    technology for next-generation game consoles. While each console takes a
    different approach to gaming, they all are powered by microprocessors
    developed, designed, manufactured and tested by IBM. Consumers now have more computing power plugged into their televisions than they have in the PCs sitting on their desks.

    This is a significant win in a fast growing marketplace, and our gaming
    technology is poised to not only transform consumer entertainment, but also
    other computing applications in medicine, science and education.

    Organizations and individuals across IBM Burlington have been key to the
    successful launch of these new game systems, from design, to mask
    manufacturing, to test and more.

    To celebrate, all Burlington employees are invited to enjoy a free meal on
    December 5 and 6 in the Building 969 cafeteria and on December 7 in the
    Building 861 cafeteria, during regular serving hours. Managers will
    provide you with a voucher for the free meal.

    Also, be sure to check out the new game systems in the cafeterias during
    the free meal.

    My thanks to the entire Burlington team for this success and a year full of
    accomplishment.

    John
     
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    very cool ;) didnt know the made chips for all three of the consoles well i knew but i didnt :p if that makes any sense
     
  3. fiveryanfrenzy

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    Yeah I thought that part I bolded was the coolest part to think about.
     
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    Propaganda Ahoy !
     
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    I don't really see how the part in bold makes sense.

    ^ No I don't :wtf:
     
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    I agree, I laughed at that part. Um no the IBM chip in my Wii isn't more powerful than any of the PCs I own.
     
  7. fiveryanfrenzy

    fiveryanfrenzy Wii Citizen

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    huh?

    how do you know?

    the reason I found this so interesting is that we don't know the details about the architecture of the chip, the folks at IBM DO.
     
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    I'm in college for computer science/Information technology. Thats how I know.
     
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    Well considering the fact that my cpu in my pc has like 10 times the processing speed ;/.
     
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    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    intel and macs are better!
     
  11. jledesma

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    I'm a CSE (computer science engineer) and to say that the wii, the 360 or even the PS3 have more computing power than my desktop PC just for the speed of the processor or the amount of memory on the console has no real grounds. Even if you're IBM's CEO. It's like comparing oranges and apples.

    Gaming consoles have processors streamlined to gaming and memory dedicated to gaming. If you could (and probably you can't) for example try to run a Financial or Accountable application with moderate complexity your PS3 will probably crash 10 out of 10 times or your Wii would fry its floating point processor.

    No way to compare one to another.
     
  12. fiveryanfrenzy

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    Consumers now have more computing power plugged into their televisions than they have in the PCs sitting on their desks.

    NOTE: 'computing power'

    While a car has more power than a blender, it still can't chop food.

    Just as these processors may not be designed for financial software, they still have more power.

    IBM designs, developes and produces a range of processors for many purposes and have for some time, I have a feeling that they know what they are talking about.
     
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  13. fiveryanfrenzy

    fiveryanfrenzy Wii Citizen

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    :thumbsup:
     
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    Im also in Computer Science.

    Computing power in my experience doesnt mean anything. Thats like saying "the power of an earth quake in japan is greater than that of an asteroid orbiting the moon".

    Btw propaganda :

    That email was sent to all employees. There is a reason someone with a salary spent time writting it and emailing it to everyone. Think about it.
     
  15. fiveryanfrenzy

    fiveryanfrenzy Wii Citizen

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    cyn·ic (sĭn'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
    n.

    1. A person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness.
    2. A person whose outlook is scornfully and often habitually negative.

    NOTE: The email was not sent to all employees, just the ones up in Burlington, because it wasn't sent from some high salary CEO, just the vice pres. of the plant, I've been there many times, it's a big place but it's made up of teams of people who are doing a very fine job, nothing needs to be deliberately spread about for some underlying purpose. They thought it was cool like anyone else would that one of their projects was for interactive games, so they got some systems for everyone to play.

    PS: I will much sooner trust the proffesionals at one of the largest technology companies in the world then some people on wiichat.com who work in 'computer science', especially since I have seen these people and been to picnics with them etc.
     
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    ig·no·rant
    1. lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man.
    2. lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics.
    3. uninformed; unaware.
    4. due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.


    That email cost money. Companies and corporations are always looking at their net profit. Every action represents a risk vs profit scenario. They aren't going to do something (even as simple as witting an email) if it's not going to profit them.

    Its called being logical, not cynical.
     
  17. fiveryanfrenzy

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    this goes well with my choice definition too, thanks for the help!

    can anyone else think of other words that might describe this fellows argument?
     
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    My argument isn't what you've quoted. The fact that you are attacking me personally and not my argument shows how IGNORANT you are.
     
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    cool down, guys...We all love wii right? So it is OK it has more or less computing power or can or cannot run financial software. Let's talk about fun :)
     
  20. fiveryanfrenzy

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    aw, sorry I hurt your feelings! :sad:

    good call.

    In conclusion, the wii has a nice graphics processor but it's not more powerful than a blender.

    :lol:
     

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