Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Mar 2006 22:49 UTC
Oracle and SUN A month after releasing the architecture specifications and hypervisor APIs for its UltraSPARC T1 processor to the open-source community, Sun is putting out more information on the chip. Sun on March 21 will publish the hardware design for the T1 - formerly codenamed Niagara - and the Solaris operating system simulation specifications for the chip. The move is the latest in the company's OpenSPARC project, designed to enable hardware and software developers to build atop the new chip's architecture. The goal is to build an ecosystem around the processor that will expand the reach of the SPARC platform. In addition, Sun's grid will finally launch this week.
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No backend data
by kloty on Wed 22nd Mar 2006 07:58 UTC
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don't worry, Sun knows what they are doing. Since no backend data are provided, it still takes a lot of effort to produce such a large and complex design. I think when first chip from competition will be on market, Sun will already have a successor on start. The whole thing about open sourcing the Verilog data is to put these data in simulator and simulate the behavior of the hardware with the software. Another point is the education, so future hardware-developer will be much better educated in design of SPARC processor than in any other.



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