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IBM RS64-II (Northstar) processors

Introduction: 1998

PowerPC RS64-II 64-bit RISC microprocessor (also know as NorthStar) is the first in the Star series processor family.

The in July 1998 announced RS64-II contains a dedicated 32 byte interface to a private 4-way set associative 8MB L2 cache. The processor target operating frequency is 262MHz. The 262MHz cards contain four processors per card. Up to three 4-way cards can be installed in a RS/6000 7017-S70 to create a 4-way, 8-way, or 12-way system.