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Sun goes over Rainbow Falls

Sun Microsystems, muzzled by Oracle's impending $5.6bn takeover, somewhat surprisingly showed up at the 21st annual Hot Chips conference sponsored by the IEEE and hosted at Stanford University - the birthplace of Sun - where Sun's chip techies talked about the future Rainbow Falls Sparc T processors and their integrated …

Sun deals Sparc boxes, x64 iron

On the verge of being eaten by Oracle, Sun Microsystems has been unusually - but understandably - quiet on the marketing and announcement front. But that doesn't mean Sun is not wheeling and dealing and tweaking its server lineup as technology moves forward. It apparently just means Sun is not paying for public relations any …
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Sun cranks clocks on Sparc T2 and T2+

The executives at server and operating system maker Sun Microsystems have been uncharacteristically quiet since the $5.6bn Oracle deal was announced back in April. And they've been silent since Sun's shareholders approved the deal last Thursday. This - from one of the most aggressive, PR-driven firms on the planet - is a bit …
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Sun killing 'Rock' Sparc chip?

The word on the street today is that server maker Sun Microsystems - which is in the midst of being eaten by software giant Oracle for $5.6bn - has formally killed off the 16-core "Rock" UltraSparc-RK processor that has been in development for more than five years. The official response from Michelle Parkinson, the …
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Sun's Niagara gets Linux (again)

Server maker Sun Microsystems has a new Linux partner for its "Niagara" family of multicore processors and their related servers: Wind River Systems. Sun has plenty of sway with telecom companies and the network equipment providers that make the switching gear they use. But since the bust, Carrier-Grade Linux has been …

Sun christens once and future Supernovas

Last week, Sun Microsystems confirmed it's on track to ship its "Supernova" servers based on its "Rock" UltraSparc-RK processors before the end of 2009. And now the company has coughed up a few extra details. A link on the OpenSolaris site gives the product names for two out of what could ultimately be three or maybe four …
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Big Sparc crunches Sun's Q2

Server and operating system maker Sun Microsystems has reported financial results for its fiscal second quarter, and the news was as bad as Wall Street expected. Sun's sales fell 10.9 per cent to $3.22bn in the quarter, and the company booked a loss of $209m. Sun was pushed to the loss by a $222m restructuring charge relating …

Sun readies entry Sparc T2 kicker

The details are a bit sketchy, but server maker Sun Microsystems is apparently getting ready to launch a rejiggered version of its Sparc T2 server platform that will implement an external network interface instead of using the on-chip (and very fast) networking in original Sparc T2 servers. Presumably, this engineering change …

Sun's Niagara 3 will have 16-cores and 16 threads per core

Exclusive Sun Microsystems looks poised to lead the "mainstream" multi-core race for at least a couple more years. By late 2009, the server maker should deliver a third major revision of its Niagara processor which will have 16 cores and an astonishing 16 threads per core, The Register has learned. Today, Sun sells an eight-core " …
Ashlee Vance, 23 Jun 2008

Sun fattens up Niagara for middleware play

Hot Chips Sun Microsystems' Niagara processors are growing up. The company this week confirmed that the third-generation Niagara chip code-named "Victoria Falls" will slot into two- and four-socket servers. (We revealed this move about 18 months ago and thank Sun for getting with the program.) When Victoria Falls ships during the …
Ashlee Vance, 22 Aug 2007

Sun preps 2048-thread monster

Exclusive Sun's latest Niagara and Rock details have reached El Reg, and they confirm that the hardware maker is up to some very ambitious stuff. First off, Sun looks set for the imminent release of its first Niagara II-based servers – the T5120 and T5220 systems. Customers will see 1U and 2U boxes, respectively, each with one of the " …
Ashlee Vance, 26 Jul 2007

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