Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jan 2006 22:10 UTC, submitted by James Dickens
Oracle and SUN Someone has found the manual to Sun's Ultra 40 - which hasn't even been announced yet. The machine clearly is the bigger brother of the Ultra 20. It apparently sports two AMD Opteron processors (single or dualcore; 2.0Ghz or faster; 1MB cache), eight PC3200 DIMM slots (2GB per DIMM), and more. It will come pre-loaded with Solaris 10 (obviously) but RedHat/SUSE Linux Enterprise/Windows are also supported, in both 32bit and 64bit.
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RE[8]: Sun is even busier
by Phillip.Fayers on Wed 18th Jan 2006 23:10 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Sun is even busier"
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They just released the Niagara 8-core SPARC chips, and Niagara II is in the pipeline and due early 2007.

If they execute that right and on time you could see a return to SPARC workstations on people's desks. A Niagra II based workstation would be a wonderful development platform for multithreaded apps.

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