A look at Sun's Niagara
"The first of these new processors is codenamed Niagara, and I've covered it a bit here on Ars (see this article, and hit the Ars search function for more). Though it's a completely new design, you could say that Niagara picks up where MAJC left off, in the sense that it's a multicore, multithreaded server chip that does strictly in-order execution. Of course, Niagara goes way beyond what MAJC was supposed to provide. Each Niagara CPU has eight very simple cores, and each core can run up to four threads simultaneously for a total of 32 concurrent threads."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 8, 2004 )
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