64 domain capable (UltraSPARC-T2) chip launched today
By ash on Aug 07, 2007
This is the second generation in the Niagara processor family, and comes with twice as many processing strands, more cache, more memory bandwidth - and an amazing two 10Gb/s ethernet interfaces plumbed right into the heart of the on-chip memory system.
Of course this processor supports LDoms from the get-go, and the first systems will be delivered with LDoms technology.
With this generation of processor you can create and run up to 64 logical domains each with its own Operating System instance - by the way - this isn't just marketing fluff, you really can, and to prove the point click here for a demo of 64 domains booting and running on a UltraSPARC-T2 system.
Be warned this is a large - as in 1600x1200 pixel - flash animation). If your screen is pixel challenged, a 800x600 shrunk version is available here.