Tuesday Aug 14, 2007

Small Chip, Big Launch

I'm just resurfacing after the launch of our UltraSPARC T2 processor—aka, the world's fastest chip, aka, Niagara 2. It was a great success with coverage in well over 100 articles and reports worldwide. Here are a few resources for anyone interested in more information:

Webcast of the live launch event

Jonathan Schwartz's first blog about the launch

Jonathan Schwartz's second blog about the launch

Press release

Online press kit

Microelectronics home page

UltraSPARC T2 product page

OpenSPARC community page

Hope this helps!

Tuesday Jul 03, 2007

OpenSPARC T1 Surpasses 5,000 Downloads...And Brings a Whole New Meaning to the Term “Thread Count”

OK, it's not the same as the 8 MILLION Solaris downloads, but we're pretty happy that the OpenSPARC T1 design has been downloaded more than 5,300 times in the roughly 18 months it's been available. Of course, open source hardware is different from open source software and the OpenSPARC project shows not only Sun's commitment to open IP but also that researchers, chip designers, tools makers and foundries are interested in the many technical breakthroughs embodied in the microprocessor with the most threads—32—of any processor in its class. Sun's OpenSPARC variant—the UltraSPARC T1 processor with CoolThreads technology—is the highest-throughput and most eco-responsible processor created to date.

Interesting to know: Design variations based on OpenSPARC T1 have come from companies such as SimplyRISC and Polaris Micro and the University of California at Santa Cruz has created a Center of Excellence to research computer architecture using OpenSPARC technology.

Congratulations to the entire OpenSPARC community!

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