In my 2007-05-23 blog item, I asked "When will they be published?". I also posed my questions by email to John Buscemi in IBM Media Relations. I did not receive a direct response, but corrections to the press release have since been made, apparently an indirect response to my inquiry.

"They" are the POWER6 SPEC results. The tests were conducted in May, but not published until June.

In particular, POWER6 is now the fastest microprocessor in the world on SPECfp_base2006, delivering a speedup of 1.08 when compared with Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 9050.