Monday, August 07, 2006

Apple announcements

The Mac Pro looks nice, but my G5 won't start feeling slow until there's an 8 processor Intel Mac. More interestingly, OS X 10.5 will support 64-bit Carbon and Cocoa, on both Intel Xeon and PowerPC G5 architectures. I guess none of the features in 10.5 are terribly compelling, but I'll probably buy a copy as soon as it is out -- so that I can port Factor to 64-bit PowerPC! Bigger fixnums means less bignum usage and less consing.

1 comment:

Adam said...

is it time for that 8-core Mac Pro yet?