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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by werpu on Fri 14th Apr 2006 07:44 UTC
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Most applications nowadays are multithreaded, server programs especially, the usual server program opens at least one thread per request and often several ones for long running tasks.
User interface programs usually have at least three threads.

The days of one thread per program are long gone, and with languages where multthreading is a mere opening of a thread instead of hundreds of lines of system calls, you have to dig in deep to find single threaded programs nowadays.

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