Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2007 22:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems has launched a new business unit to sell its Sparc processors, a return to an idea it had dropped years ago. David Yen, currently executive vice president of storage but previously in charge of Sun's Sparc work, will lead the new group and retain his executive VP status, the company said Thursday.
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Open Sparc
by Treza on Thu 29th Mar 2007 07:38 UTC
Treza
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2006-01-11

Sun is also trying to push open/free Sparc implementations, like the open sourced T1 or the ESA subsidised GPL licenced Leon1/2/3 cores.

Maybe it will get some success in some niche but high profile markets : Space, Military, Aeronautics,... which could, in turn, help keep some activity on Sparc related products like workstations, servers, compilers...

Some people actually don't care about bleeding edge CPUs but instead focus on long term availablity, deterministic behavior, ECC protected registers and memories.

[ESA=European Space Administration]

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