UltraSPARC T2: World's fastest processor

Sun today unveiled the UltraSPARC T2 (a.k.a. Niagara 2) processor.  Here is a "Top 10 Facts You Should Know About the UltraSPARC T2" list from David Yen, executive vice president of Sun Microelectronics:

UltraSPARC T2

1. Fastest processor in its class

2. Most energy efficient processor in watts per thread

3. 64 systems on a chip

4. The industry’s best virtualization processor

5. At least 16 times the threads of any other processor in its class

6. Only processor in its class to integrate crypto acceleration on chip

7. First processor with 20 Gb/sec (aggregate) networking integrated on chip

8. The industry’s first commodity processor with 8 cores

9. Designed with over 60 patents

10. First open source, 64 thread, commodity processor  


Above is a photo of the UltraSPARC T2 die

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