Sun is planning to release open-source version of UltraSparc T1 Niagara processor

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Yes, that is true according to CNN story. First, it was Solaris OS and now UltraSparc T1 processor. At the movement, I am studying Intel old processor architecture at university.

FTFA “Sun Microsystems plans to release on Tuesday the underlying design of its UltraSparc T1 “Niagara” processor under the terms of the General Public License. Sun’s UltraSparc T1 has eight processing engines, called cores, each able to run four simultaneous instruction sequences, called threads…..”


Wow this going to be great news from academic point of view. Found via Digg.

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