CEO Larry Ellison today will tout a SuperCluster system based on the Sparc T4 processors, which take a step back toward traditional chip designs.
Sun should at least make the old college try to display some enthusiasm about products that are proven and bringing in real revenues.
Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu announce a quad-core Sparc64 VII processor that puts all processing cores in one chip.
Marc Tremblay, one of the main architects of the Sparc line of chips, is headed to Redmond as a "distinguished engineer" after spending 18 years at Sun.
With its new microprocessor, Sun Microsystems hopes to sell chips to telecom firms, storage manufacturers.
Jointly designed servers, with 4 to 64 dual-core "Olympus" processors, were originally part of effort to keep Sparc from fading away. Photos: Sun's new enterprise servers
UltraSparc IV+ now available in 1.95GHz, 2.1GHz models, but higher-end server sales could be slowing.
Server maker splits off Sparc processor business in hopes of selling the chips to others.
Company will support Linux running on Sun's UltraSparc T1 'Niagara' processor for telecommunications customers.
The two chip designers tout performance improvements set to arrive in their new Sparc models.