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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Funny..
by kaiwai on Thu 13th Apr 2006 05:06 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

"It's a cheaper way of staying in Sparc-Sun jail."

Compared to the proprietary, expensive, lack of performance jail that is associated with Itanium? please; it seems that Intel is pissed that SUN SPARC is taking another form of attack besides going for megabertz, and AMD is grabbing from the other side with their Opteron processors.

I'd love to see an T2 processor as a workstaion released, in a Blade 150 form factor, for around US$1000; that would definately get people moving back to SUN for their technical workstation needs; too bad that would be logical, and we all know which path SUN chooses when something logical is presented to them.

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RE: Funny..
by Wes Felter on Thu 13th Apr 2006 16:05 in reply to "Funny.."
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2005-11-15

Don't workstations generally need single-threaded performance? You're probably better off sticking with Opteron.

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RE[2]: Funny..
by kaiwai on Thu 13th Apr 2006 22:07 in reply to "RE: Funny.."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't workstations generally need single-threaded performance? You're probably better off sticking with Opteron.

If that were the case, why have dual core/dual processor configurations?

The only last bastion of 'single threadedness' is the gain; everything else is threaded; the question isn't whether its threaded how how much, and by adding more cores, whether it'll head a higher level of performance.

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