Azul unwrapped its newest chip the 48-core Vega2 today. It is the successor to last year’s Vega1. This Java processor triples performance from the year-old part and has an attractive feature set. Let’s start out with the systems. Azul does not sell chips, only complete machines. There is a two-chip, 96 core, 48GB model 3210 and a four-chip, 96-192GB model 3220. Both are 5U machines, with the 3210 pulling about 580W max and the 3220 pulling about 1000W. There will be eight and 16 socket machines coming in 2007.