Sun Microsystems released new versions of its UltraSparc II and integrated UltraSparc IIi chips, and vendors are expected to follow with new Unix-based workstations. The new chips are the first steps in an ambitious roadmap designed to keep the company in the vanguard of 64-bit chip development. Separately, the company said it will port the latest version of its Java Developer's Kit to Linux, even while Sun and Hewlett-Packard battle over control of how time-critical commands are handled by devices running Java programs.
Dawn of a new chip era for Sun
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