Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Apr 2006 18:29 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems has begun selling a lower-end server using the UltraSparc T1 'Niagara' processor and has passed an important milestone in the development of the chip's successor. Its Niagara II, now officially named UltraSparc T2, is due to arrive in servers in the second half of 2007, and a higher-end cousin code-named Rock is due to arrive in servers in 2008.
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heh
by illissius on Wed 12th Apr 2006 20:38 UTC
illissius
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2006-04-12

who'd they sell the first one to?

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RE: heh
by EmmEff on Wed 12th Apr 2006 21:02 in reply to "heh"
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2005-09-16

Exactly what I was thinking ;)

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RE: heh
by Robert Escue on Wed 12th Apr 2006 22:26 in reply to "heh"
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2005-07-08

You ever use one? I have and considering the machine I have based on limited testing essentially trounces a V880 (except for floating point) and consumes far less rack space and power than one.

These machines are real high on my list for "must buys" in our next round of hardware purchases.

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RE[2]: heh
by mario on Thu 13th Apr 2006 05:44 in reply to "RE: heh"
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2005-07-06

I can confirm your results. In our tests, it beat, like, pants-down, both a V880 and a V890 cluster.

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RE: heh
by kamper on Wed 12th Apr 2006 23:11 in reply to "heh"
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2005-08-20

who'd they sell the first one to?

A pretty bad troll, but it had me chuckling once I got it :p

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RE: heh
by ahmetaa on Thu 13th Apr 2006 04:21 in reply to "heh"
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2005-07-06

Actually as far as from the JavaBlogs page i read, quite a lot of people are right now testing the free 60 day t2000 server offer from sun, which is not a common thing. You just fill a form and server arrives to your home. T2000 is a very good choice for web related (not floating point intensive) server tasks.

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