CNET News: Sun's Plan for Open-Source Chips Bears Fruit
Sep 12, 2006, 13:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"A start-up called Simply RISC has built a single-core variant
of Sun Microsystems' UltraSparc T1, an indication of interest in
Sun's plan to encourage others to adopt and modify open-source
designs for the processor.
"The UltraSparc T1 'Niagara' has eight processing engines,
called "cores," but Simply RISC's variant, called the 'S1 Core,'
has only one. It's designed for embedded computing applications
such as those in handheld computers, set-top boxes or digital
cameras, the company said on its Web site Friday..."