Sun Rock processor with 16 cores

Posted on Thursday, Mar 16 2006 @ 11:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DailyTech reports Sun's upcoming Rock processor will have four distinct processor cores per chip with four distinct processing engines per core. With SMT, each processor is capable of 32 logical threads.
The Register also claims that the new Rock platform will be able to use UltraSPARC processors in parallel and as co-processors. Rock will also have variations of the processor for multiple and single socket servers with very similar parameters found on AMD's Opteron lineup.
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