Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Feb 2006 17:23 UTC
Linux The Linux kernel has booted on top of the sun4v hypervisor on Sun's new Niagara CPU (just the kernel, there was no root filesystem). Sun has been very active in trying to get Linux support for their Niagara.
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by transputer_guy on Sat 18th Feb 2006 20:07 UTC
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Well the real point is that multi threaded multi cores are going to be the norm so this will give Linux developers a chance to practice building some "embarassingly parallel" apps across large nos of real HW threads. Now its get more interesting if there is ever a MT MC x86 to play on. I'd like to see some of the EDA tools I use to do FPGA design get targed to these sorts of chips rather than see games.

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