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.
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