Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Mar 2006 23:50 UTC
Oracle and SUN More details are available concerning the successor of Sun's UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara) processor. The Rock processor - due out in 2008 - will have four cores or 16 cores, depending on how you slice the product. By that, we mean that Sun has divided the Rock CPU into four, separate cores each with four processing engines. Each core also has four FGUs (floating point/graphics units). Each processing engine will be able to crank two threads giving you - 4x4x2 - 32 threads per chip.
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RE: T1 also has 32 threads
by Dark Leth on Wed 15th Mar 2006 01:20 UTC in reply to "T1 also has 32 threads"
Dark Leth
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2005-07-06

Not really. The first-generation Opteron and Conroe quad-cores will be out in 2007, and the Itanium Montecito in the same time frame as well. Rock will come out just a little bit later, and will have the advantages of - A) Being supported by a very SMP/Multi-threaded operating system and B) Being based off of the by-then ultra-stable T1 architecture.

Seriously, although I was hoping for a 2007 launch as well, this is still well within the window of being effective.

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