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 Sun's "Throughput Computing" Plans for Servers

"Until recently, Sun had three entirely separate CPU architectures in the works, the oldest being Millennium, a heavy-duty 6-issue design with out-of-order execution and 2 SMT threads. Despite taping-out sometime in Q1 2004, the design has been cancelled. On release it would have been called the UltraSPARC V. That name may now go to "Rock," a brand new multi-core design that promises 30x the performance of a 1.2GHz UltraSPARC III and 6x that of Millennium. Rock was due about 1 year after Millennium, before the latter was cancelled."

 (Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 23, 2004 )


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