By Larry Wake on Mar 19, 2013
Let's be real.
If, in March 2010, Oracle had made an announcement about the "world's fastest microprocessor," you might have been left scratching your head.
It turns out that SPARC T3 did come out later that year, and it was a significant boost over the existing UltraSPARC T2 --"a 2x increase in performance over the previous generation of SPARC T-Series systems" -- but no one was saying it was the industry's fastest. However, what was notable was that its release date and performance lined up with the SPARC roadmap issued at the time of the Sun acquisition, which isn't always the norm in this business.
If, in March 2011, Oracle had made an announcement about the "world's fastest microprocessor," you still might have been skeptical.
But yet again, just a few months later, we announced the SPARC T4, which did set a world record in Java performance. And it not only kept to the 2010 SPARC roadmap, it exceeded it, smashing the performance levels of the T3. Hmm.
But now it's March 2013. And the title of the event is "Announcing New SPARC Servers with the World’s Fastest Microprocessor."
That's pretty bold... but given what's been happening in recent SPARC history, is it as hard to believe as it might have been three years ago?
Tune in and find out.
Oracle Live Event: Announcing New SPARC Servers with the World's Fastest Microprocessor
Tuesday March 26, 2013
1:00pm PT / 4pm ET
UPDATE: There will be all sorts of people live-tweeting the event, using hashtag #SPARC. Got questions as you watch? Send us a tweet, including that hashtag.