Archive for August, 2007

Sun opens UltraSPARC T2

August 8th, 2007 by Sjan Evardsson

Sun announced their entrance into the commodity silicon business with the UltraSPARC T2 (or Niagara 2), which is their fastest processor to date, delivering 89.6 Ghz of parallel computing on a single chip. They have signed their first OEM agreement with Marvell, and more are sure to follow.

In a surprising move, Sun will be releasing the blueprints and core design files and test suites for the T2 under the GPL.

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VMWare Fusion for Mac Released

August 6th, 2007 by Sjan Evardsson

VMWare have finally released Fusion, their virtualization product for Mac. Fusion allows creating virtual machines running one of 60 different operating systems. In addition, their “Unity” feature seems to act the same as “Coherence” from Parallels, allowing Windows apps to be started from the dock and run without the OS window behind them. Seeing how they haven’t said the same for any other OS, however, I would have to guess that it is just like Coherence, in thatit only works with a Windows guest.

The question this leaves me with, however, is still: will we see a VMWare release that will allow an OS X guest on another system?

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