Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Oct 2006 14:19 UTC, submitted by MaxxTotal
Hardware, Embedded Systems Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu engineers on Tuesday promised significant performance increases with two next-generation chips, models that they hope will help keep the Sparc line relevant. Company representatives speaking at the Fall Processor Forum promised significant gains over the chips' predecessors - the first Niagara (now called UltraSparc T1) and the single-core Sparc64 V.
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How do Fujitsu's chips compare to Sun's?
by kiz01 on Wed 11th Oct 2006 17:19 UTC
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2005-07-06

They made some nice comparisons about how the Sparc64 VI is a huge improvement over the Sparc64 V but how does it compare to the UltraSparc IV+? I work in a shop that has UltraSparc servers and I would like to know what kind of performance boost the new generation of chips will give me.

On a related note, I SO want to play with the Niagra II chips. Eight threads per core, 5x increase on floating point, 1.4x increase on integer, etc. What's not to like?

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