Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:09 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems says its new UltraSparc T1 microprocessor, nicknamed Niagara, is creating a big splash. Sun was set to report Monday that 60 percent of the trial units of Niagara, an open-source product, have been ordered by new customers. This indicates that the company is gaining market share from rivals such as IBM's Power and Intel's Itanium high-performance microprocessor architectures.
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RE[5]: Unfortunately
by evad on Wed 4th Oct 2006 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Unfortunately"
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Although I agree with all of that...

Since when is parsing an xml file a "brute force task"?

I have to agree with the other guy slightly, is the Niagara taking parallelism too far too fast at the expense of single core performance? Surely the machine should strike a balance between the two and performance of single-threaded applications should not be 32-times worse than a standard modern processor? (I made that last figure up).

If Niagara really is just suited to this small niche then and works well at doing it why is this going to make Sun recover? ;) How can it prove Sun is taking market share when thes systems are very very unique?

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