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· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · October
· · · · 09 (2 entries)

Testing the T5120 · This was go­ing to be a Wide Fin­der Pro­ject progress re­port, but I end­ed up writ­ing so much about the serv­er that I’d bet­ter ded­i­cate an­oth­er frag­ment to the com­par­isons of all those im­ple­men­ta­tion­s; es­pe­cial­ly since there are still lots more im­ple­men­ta­tions to test. So this a hands-on re­port on a cou­ple of more-or-less pro­duc­tion T5120’s, the T2-based serv­er that’s be­ing an­nounced to­day. Head­li­nes: The chip is im­pres­sive but weird; as­tound­ing message-passing bench­mark num­ber­s; fight­ing the US DoD ...
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The T2 Servers · Th­ese T5x20 servers we’re an­nounc­ing to­day are a big deal. My bet is that they end up mak­ing Sun a lot of mon­ey; but on the way, they’re go­ing to bring the whole serv­er busi­ness (not just Sun’s piece of it) face to face with some re­al dis­rup­tion ...
 
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