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 zdzichu on Tue 18th Sep 2007 12:25 UTC in reply to "Very interesting..."
zdzichu
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2006-11-07

As for OOX, Sun is adding so called scout thread. It analyzes program ahead of execution and prefetches data.

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RE[2]: Very interesting...
by John Bayko on Tue 18th Sep 2007 16:04 in reply to "RE: Very interesting..."
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2006-10-20

"As for OOX, Sun is adding so called scout thread. It analyzes program ahead of execution and prefetches data."

No, that's for the "Rock" processor, Sun's compute-oriented CPU line (the successor to the SPARC64 CPU being co-developed with Fujitsu), though I'm sure some successful features from the two lines will cross over eventually.

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