Sun releases UltraSPARC T2

Posted by Bill Bradford on Aug 7, 2007

Sun has released the UltraSPARC T2, their followup to the successful UltraSPARC T1 (“Niagara”).

Available for sale separate from Sun’s own systems, this new processor is the industry’s first volume processor with eight cores and eight threads per core. Formerly known as the “Niagara 2” project, the UltraSPARC T2’s world-record performance raises the bar on commodity processors while boasting the industry’s highest energy efficiency per thread. With each thread capable of running its own operating system, the chip delivers a whopping 64-way system on a single chip. Sun will provide the UltraSPARC T2 processor design to the free and open source community via the GPL license.

Comments are closed.