Sun Has High Expectations for Niagara

Actually, there’s more on processors today, but the processor in this article is so out-of-the-ordinary, that it deserves its own item. “Niagara has eight processing engines – called cores – each able to simultaneously execute four instruction sequences called threads. It’s neither the first multicore processor nor the first to employ multithreading, but it embraces both ideas more aggressively than competing chips from IBM, Intel and AMD.

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