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The much-delayed Jalapeno chip has been rediscovered. Workmen renovating an abandoned taqueria in Sunnyvale, California found the processor and returned it to its owner, Sun Microsystems.

UltraSPARC IIIi was revealed to the world here many moons ago, or June 2001 to be precise.

The plan was to include the cost-conscious design in 2-way and 4-way servers a year ago. The delay was blamed on the late arrival of a new JBUS interface on the scene. Since then, punters have got into the habit of buying Xeon boxes and installing Linux on them, instead.

Thanks to a special mail-in program for lost processors, you can see Jalapeno here.

Now all Sun needs to do is reheat it, and put it in a computer. ®

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