Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu engineers on Tuesday promised significant performance increases with two next-generation chips, models that they hope will help keep the Sparc line relevant. Company representatives speaking at the Fall Processor Forum promised significant gains over the chips’ predecessors – the first Niagara (now called UltraSparc T1) and the single-core Sparc64 V.
Sun, Fujitsu Promise Sparc Speed Surge
Submitted by MaxxTotal 2006-10-11 Hardware 6 Comments
At least they didn’t killed the sparc line as originaly announced. I’m gland that there still exist non x86 architetures, so I can still build stronger Fw machines.
They made some nice comparisons about how the Sparc64 VI is a huge improvement over the Sparc64 V but how does it compare to the UltraSparc IV+? I work in a shop that has UltraSparc servers and I would like to know what kind of performance boost the new generation of chips will give me.
On a related note, I SO want to play with the Niagra II chips. Eight threads per core, 5x increase on floating point, 1.4x increase on integer, etc. What’s not to like?