Fujitsu has released a new SPARC64-based processor this week. The new SPARC64 V will ship before September for use in UNIX-based servers, especially 8-way, 16-way and 32-way configurations. The SPARC64 V incorporates 3 MB on-chip second-level cache, is built using 90-nanometer (nm) process technology, and can be mixed and matched with previous generations of SPARC64 processors within a system. The company said it plans to use the new 1.89 GHz chip in its PRIMEPOWER 650, 850, 900 and 1500 server models.
Fujitsu and Sun will merge Fujitsu’s SPARC64 and Sun’s UltraSPARC product lines by mid-2006 in a program dubbed the Advanced Product Line (APL). Both chips are based on Sun’s SPARC V9 instruction set architecture. The new data center systems family will include Sun’s Sun Fire hardware and Fujitsu’s PRIMEPOWER products.