A quick search for "Niagara Processor" on news.google.com
reveals a couple stories this afternoon on what I'm calling, Niagara's Eve, in the spirit of multiple advents in December 2005
. IT World Canada seems to be celebrating with me: Great expectations on eve of Sun's Niagara announcements
. The EE Times CommsDesign even throws in some news about Niagara 2 in its piece, Sun's multithreaded Niagara servers flow
and read Chris Rijk's ever informed commentary
on the article.
I'm also hearing through personal grape vines that Niagara (offically UltraSPARC T1) is renewing interest outside of Sun among Electrical Engineers throughout the industry. Putting your ear to the rail hasn't been this much fun in years.