Latest OpenSPARC T1 and T2 Releases

OpenSPARC T2 version 1.1 was just released. New Features in release 1.1 include:

  • Included Network Interface Unit (NIU) source code in the distribution.
  • OpenSPARC T2 System-on-chip (SoC) micro-architecture document has a new chapter on NIU. The document now is also divided in two volumes to reduce the size of the each book.
  • Verification and synthesis are now supported on x64 hardware platform running on GNU kernel Linux 2.6 and above
  • Simulation environment now also supports Cadence NC-Verilog simulator. It is still required to have Synopsys Vera for the testbench components written in Vera language.
  • SPARC Architecture Model (SAM) now supports Solaris operating system running on x64 hardware platform
  • SAM has new user interface for better usability and more functionality
  • Fix Open Boot PROM (OBP) build script for niagara1-hw and niagara2-hw platforms

See here for more details


Released on May 10, was version 1.6 of OpenSPARC T1. New Features in the release 1.6 are:

  • T1 core supports single- and four-thread options on FPGAs
  • Reference designs boot OpenSolaris on single- or four-thread mode
  • Xilinx Virtex-5 technology support
  • Networking (ftp, telnet) support
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