Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd May 2008 20:44 UTC, submitted by Moochman
Oracle and SUN Engadget got the chance to sit down with Jonathan Schwartz, the pony-tailed CEO of Sun Microsystems. Being the gadget blog that they are, Engadget asked Schwartz about the long-missing JavaFX Mobile platform Sun has promised, Java on the iPhone, and competing with Microsoft as an open source vendor.
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RE[6]: Shame ...
by andrewg on Mon 5th May 2008 21:52 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Shame ..."
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Cool threads technology in T1000 and T2000 servers are for applications like web servers, file servers, mail servers any application that is integer intensive with a large number of concurrent requests on a resource. It is an in order design so it uses less power because out of order is not necessary. So you get a CPU which is designed for lots of threads where no one thread needs to be particularly fast or require much floating point. Current main stream CPU designs are focused on being all things to all people hence they don't compete at the tasks the T1000 and T2000 target.

Sun's partner Fujitsu is being relied on to provide high performance single thread and floating point CPU where the application demands it. But the CPU design named "The Rock" is supposed to be revolutionary. It does something called a scout thread which runs ahead optimising the execution order. It basically forgoes the need for normal out of order execution. We'll see if it lives up to the hype in 2009.

But right now Sparc leads for certain types of applications.

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