[rescue] What Linux can run on Sun Fire V890 (UltraSparc IV+) server

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Thu Dec 3 03:07:51 CST 2009

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 05:39:09PM -0500, nate at portents.com wrote:
>Speaking of fast SPARC hardware, how about Fujitsu's SPARC64 VIIIfx CPU (8
>cores, 128 gigaflops)?

Something I've been unable to gauge accurately in my web wandering is
- how much better are Fujitsu's SPARC processors, when compared to the
recent Sun offerings?

The wikipedia SPARC page(1) lists them in a column ranked by processor
freq. and cores, is this something like the actual performance

Name (codename)		                Model	Frequency (MHz)		Arch. version	Year	Total threads

UltraSPARC IV (Jaguar) 			Sun SME1167 	1050b1350 	V9 	        2004	       1C2=2  
UltraSPARC IV+ (Panther) 		Sun SME1167A 	1500b2100 	V9 		2005           1C2=2  
UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara) 	        Sun SME1905 	1000b1400 	V9 / UA 2005 	2005 	       4C8=32  
SPARC64 VI (Olympus-C) 			Fujitsu 	2150b2400 	V9/JPS2 	2007           2C2=4  
UltraSPARC T2 (Niagara 2) 		Sun SME1908A 	1000b1600       V9 / UA 2007    2007           8C8=64  
UltraSPARC T2 Plus (Victoria Falls) 	Sun SME1910A 	1200b1600 	V9 / UA 2007    2008           8C8=64  
SPARC64 VII (Jupiter) [10]              Fujitsu 	2400b2520 	V9/JPS2(?) 	2008           2C4=8 	     
UltraSPARC RK (Rock)[11] 	        Sun SME1832	2300 		V9 / UA__?__  canceled?[12]    2C16=32 
SPARC64 VIIIfx (Venus)[13][14] 		? 		?               V9 		TBA            8 cores

Also, anyone able to comment on the future of UltraSparc RK (Rock) ==
is it still going to be produced?

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPARC

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