Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 20:51 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Sun announced Niagara 2 the other day, an evolution of the older Niagara 1, now called the UltraSPARC T1. From the 10000-foot view, it all looks quite familiar, but once you delve into the details, it quickly becomes apparent that almost everything has changed."
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RE: Very interesting...
by spotter on Tue 18th Sep 2007 01:23 UTC in reply to "Very interesting..."
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Well, the main differences between the T1 and T2 are more threads per core (not more cores), an FPU per core, 10G ethernet on die, crypto on die.

Coming up next is multi-socket support (codenamed Victoria Falls), which will end up with 128 or 256 threads/system (2 or 4 sockets, 64 threads/socket).

OOX could potentially be added, as could a deeper pipeline, I suppose. They could bring more on die as well, larger cache.

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