Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:09 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems says its new UltraSparc T1 microprocessor, nicknamed Niagara, is creating a big splash. Sun was set to report Monday that 60 percent of the trial units of Niagara, an open-source product, have been ordered by new customers. This indicates that the company is gaining market share from rivals such as IBM's Power and Intel's Itanium high-performance microprocessor architectures.
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Perhaps a non SMP system instead?
by bnolsen on Wed 4th Oct 2006 04:06 UTC
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Asking a server to be able to crunch through an XML file is fairly reasonable.

Hmm...perhaps Sun should find a way to make a more "unbalanced" system.

Perhaps the ability for some small number of hardware threads to be able to kick major ass on non parallelizeable tasks while still maintaining the full spreadable crunching. Maybe the ability for selective cores to jump their frequency or perhaps adding more single thread friendly decoders to selective cores.

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Hmm...perhaps Sun should find a way to make a more "unbalanced" system.
They have, these are the opteron systems. The Niagara are for a specific task, whereas opterons are general purpose.

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