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November 1, 2012  2:21 PM

Sparc turns 25



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle Sparc, Sparc

A quarter-century ago, Sun Microsystems developed and introduced the Sparc chip. This week the Computer History Museum plans to celebrate that fact. Sparc stands for Scalable Processor Architecture, and was a RISC-based chip introduced by Sun for its own servers and workstations. The Sparc chip...

September 26, 2011  1:46 PM

Oracle to announce Sparc T4 SuperCluster Monday



Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Oracle server hardware, Oracle Sparc, Oracle Sun, SuperCluster

Oracle will announce a new Sparc T4-based SuperCluster on Monday in an effort to fight for share of the multibillion-dollar Unix server market. The SuperCluster T4-4, as it is called, will run Solaris on top of the new Sparc T4 processor. The T4 is a 40-nanometer, eight-core CPU that is expected...


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