Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Aug 2007 01:00 UTC
Intel "Today's launch of the latest version of Intel's vPro platform is a much bigger deal than you might think, with implications for end users that extend far beyond the enterprise arena at which vPro is initially aimed. The 2007 version of vPro represents the culmination of two of Intel's most ambitious and important plans for the PC platform: the transformation of x86 into a fully virtualizable ISA complete with virtualized I/O, and the first fully-complete implementation of all the parts of Intel's controversial contribution to 'trusted computing' technology, formerly codenamed 'LaGrande' but now called Trusted Execution Technology. Let's take a look at the new vPro and what its new virtualization and 'trusted computing' capabilities mean for ordinary users."
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RE[2]: vpro summary
by lemur2 on Wed 29th Aug 2007 07:07 UTC in reply to "RE: vpro summary"
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Apparently Sun has plans to release the hardware design (of ULTRASPARC T2) under the GPL.

Here it is:
Sun plans to release source code for the UltraSPARC T2 processor to the OpenSPARC community and the UltraSPARC T2 processor design to the open source community through the GPL license.

I knew I'd seen it somewhere.

Now there is a design which you can be asured that your hardware is on your own side.

Sun has announced the UltraSPARC T2, which it has dubbed the world's fastest commodity microprocessor.

I like the sound of that.

The UltraSPARC T2 processor will be available in production quantities this quarter, with prices starting below $1,000, and licensing options for derivative works.

That doesn't sound TOO bad.

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