I'm getting an indication it was the PSTwo. :D
Originally Posted by MDX
Its more than just indications, they right out said it.
I have a stupid and crazy idea thanks to how my brain works, but I think it's too stupid and crazy to post.
Originally Posted by DCKing
IBM has stated that the Wii U CPU was based on technology used in Watson, the POWER7-based supercomputer. Furthermore, some IBM PR dude confirmed that fact literally on Twitter.
I don't know whether all of this is turning out to be some big misunderstanding because everything we've heard about this CPU outside of IBM PR doesn't sound anything like the server chip at all.
@lherre: Could you say something about how similar the cores are?
Because what I'm thinking this could mean two different things. One is that there's one full-size (4-way SMT, all of the usual cache) POWER7 core and two slimmed down ones (half the cache, 2-way or no SMT, other simplifications). Basically a way to achieve a smaller die size and lower power consumption. The second is that there's one full-fledged POWER7 core and two cores that are something different entirely, like based on PowerPC A2, Broadway or on PPE.
LOL. I said that part in bold. And my stupid, crazy idea kinda sounds like this except with one modified POWER7 core and two modified 476FP cores.