Sun Niagara

Introduced: 2005-11-14

Description: Blade processor including 8 Afara-created (simplified UltraSparc I) cores on one die. Each core handles 4 threads and supports Switch on Event MultiThreading (SoEMT) like Montecito. Launched in 2006. (Previously said to be based on UltraSparc V cores). Named UltraSparc T1 at release.

Type: Processors [Roadmap] [Timeline]

State: Released

Quick Specs

Bus speed150-200 MHz, 3.1 GB/s
L2 cache3 MB, 12-way set ass. 4 banks
L1 cache8x [16KB I, 8KB D]
Process90 nm
Core speed1.0 - 1.2 GHz
Power72-79 W
Memory4x DDR-2 (20 Gb/s)
TypeServer (4, 6 or 8-cores)
CoreNiagara
Pipeline6-stage

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2006-07-10 32-Core Processors: Intel Reaches For (The) Sun: What is the processor future like? Project Keifer could trigger a major core count increase, four threads per core, integrated memory controllers (yes!) and a ring-type interconnect for co... Tom's Hardware [rm]

2006-05-31 Canonical to support Ubuntu on Niagara servers: Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, will oficially provide commercial support for Ubuntu on several Sun Fire servers. <p><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.c... Ars Technica [rm]

2006-03-30 IBM wants cashflow from Sun's Niagara The Inquirer [rm]

2005-12-29 SUN's UltraSparc T1 - the Next Generation Server CPUs:  SUN's Ultrasparc T1, formerly known as Niagara, is much more than just a new UltraSparc. It is the harbinger of a new generation of CPUs, which focus almost solely on Thread Level... AnandTech [rm]

2005-12-20 Sun Niagara cores compared to Opterons, Power, P4s The Inquirer [rm]

2005-12-06 HP pokes Niagara The Inquirer [rm]

2005-12-06 UltraSparc T1: 32 Threads in 2 Square Inches Sun [rm]

2005-11-30 The Real Story about Sun's Niagara: ...in HP's words... HP Alpha Systems [rm]

2005-11-14 Sun Microsystems Introduces Breakthrough UltraSPARC T1 Processor with CoolThreads Technology, Setting a New Industry Standard for Performance, Innovation Sun [rm]

2005-01-27 Sun sets Niagara plans in motion: Hehe... The Inquirer [rm]

2004-11-02 Sun's Niagara falls neatly into multithreaded place The Inquirer [rm]

2004-10-27 Sun spins first silicon of 'Niagra' processor EET [rm]

2004-10-25 CPUs Rev New Engines: Emerging Technologies: Instead of increasing CPU clock speeds, chip makers are adding processor cores to expand chip performance. ComputerWorld [rm]

2004-10-05 Sun: UltraSparc IV+ doubles server oomph: Sun Microsystems on Tuesday will detail "Panther," which promises more high-speed cache memory and higher clock speeds. ZDNet [rm]

2004-09-10 Jonathan Schwartz's Blog: The difference between humans and white mice. - Includes Niagara pictures... Sun [rm]

2004-09-02 Intel will demo its first multi-core CPU at IDF EET [rm]

2004-08-31 AMD Demos Dual-Core Microprocessors: AMD Plugs Dual-Core Chips into Servers Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-08-13 AMD Targets Quad-Core Microprocessors for 2007 Xbit Labs [rm]

2004-06-17 Sun offers glimpse of Niagara  InfoWorld [rm]

2004-06-17 Niagara: Cache, Memory, and Core Details Ace's Hardware [rm]

2004-06-03 Sun, Fujitsu to collaborate on Unix servers C/Net [rm]

2004-05-11 Sun completes 'Niagara' chip design C/Net [rm]

2004-05-06 Intel's Whitefield goes Banias in 2006 The Register [rm]

2004-04-20 Sun says life without low end SPARC chips is better The Inquirer [rm]

2004-04-19 Niagara: A Torrent of Threads Ace's Hardware [rm]

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