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Sun Announces New UltraSPARC T2 as "World's Fastest Microprocessor"
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Wednesday, 08 August 2007 09:44

Marcus Yam (Blog) - August 7, 2007 10:04 AM   DailyTech

 Sun's new UltraSPARC T2, formerly codenamed Niagara 2, may find its way outside of the server market

Sun Microsystems will announce today a new microprocessor that it boasts to be “the world’s fastest.” The new processor, officially termed UltraSPARC T2, is the successor to the company’s UltraSPARC T1 – with several improvements and architectural changes.
The UltraSPARC T2, formerly codenamed Niagara 2, is an eight-core, 64-thread microprocessor that will reach the server market later this year. The new chip includes a 4MB L2 cache, two on-chip 10 Gbyte Ethernet ports, and each core pipeline will have its own integrated FPU...... Comment in the Forums

 

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