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.
Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.
The system, called K, will have 80,000 processors and is designed to perform 10 quadrillion calculations per second when done in 2012.
CEO Larry Ellison today will tout a SuperCluster system based on the Sparc T4 processors, which take a step back toward traditional chip designs.
The Hot Chips conference is focusing on high-end chips for server computers, with IBM's upcoming Power7 as a standout.
The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.
New high-end server processors from IBM, Sun, Fujitsu, AMD, and Intel announced at Hot Chips last week break previous records for complexity and performance.