Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 11:45 UTC, submitted by Elloit Cannovi
Oracle and SUN Sun has booted its Solaris operating system on a server with a prototype of its forthcoming Niagara II processor, one key milestone for the company's attempt to restore the relevance of its Sparc processor family. The first Niagara chip, formally called the UltraSparc T1, is used in the Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers that have come to market in recent months. Niagara II keeps its predecessor's relatively low 70-watt power consumption and extends its ambitious design elements, multiple processing cores and execution threads.
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2007! but I want it now!
by kiz01 on Tue 18th Jul 2006 19:57 UTC
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This looks like a seriously cool chip. Anybody running large groups of web/application servers should be looking at the current T1 chips and those who need more horse-power (FPU), should be excited by these new chips. They may save you from having to cluster your apps.

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