Sun sets spark to Wildfire

Smoke gushes over mirrors

M'learned friends who sent us a letter some time back moaning about us using the word Wildfire when we should have been referring to the Compaq server formerly known as Wildfire, might care to have a look at Sun's implementation of the said word.

Wildfire is or was a Sun codename for a prototype memory multiprocessor which will support up to 112 UltraSparc I or II chips, it has emerged.

We're not entirely sure whether or not Sun has now changed this codename - sometimes, as in the case of the chip firm formerly known as Cyrix, even codenames get changed. It had to get rid of the codename Jedi for one of its future products.

If you're interested in Sun's use of the phrase, you can take a look here, and here, that is before both sites get the airbrush treatment. ®

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