December 8, 2005
Sun to Take New T1 Sparc Chip Open Source
Sun Microsystems hosted its Network Computing Q4 2005 announcement extravaganza in New York today, and as we report elsewhere, the company rolled out the "Niagara" T1 eight-core processors and made its case for eco-friendly, cost-effective computing with the new T1000 and T2000 servers that make use of the chip. And in a surprising move, after several hours of positioning the boxes, Sun chairman and CEO, Scott McNealy, announced that Sun would be taking the T1 processor open source.
- Open Source