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Fujitsu 128 CPU mainframe better than Sun's

CeBIT 2004 But why? But why?
Mon Mar 22 2004, 16:04
MOLES TOLD us they'd been invited up to the fifth NDA floor of the Siemens building in the CeBIT fairground to see details of a 128 CPU mainframe using the Fujitsu SPARC chips rather than the Sun processors.

He said that he is fascinated by the fact that while both Fujitsu and Sun design SPARC chips, the former implementation seems to run much better than the latter.

Fujitsu has a full licence for this SPARC technology, and is in Siemens' cheerful embrace. It fabs up its own SPARC chips. The Sun chips, however, are fabbed up by Texas Instruments.

Why is it that Fujitsu takes the same materials and ends up with a better implementation than Sun Microsystems, he wondered.

We think we should be told, because we're interested too. µ


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