Sun Microsystems has unveiled a roadmap promising dramatic improvements in systems and processor throughput.
Over the next five years, the company plans to deliver next-generation CPUs that will increase its UltraSPARC microprocessor throughput by a factor of 30.
Greg Papadopoulos, executive vice president and chief technology officer at Sun, previewed what the vendor describes as its Throughput Computing strategy.
The initiative centres on incorporating the technology of chip multithreading (CMT) into Sun's UltraSPARC offerings.
CMT integrates the power of symmetric multiprocessing on a single Sparc processor, allowing one chip to execute tens of threads simultaneously.
According to the Unix giant, this will fundamentally change the price/performance ratio of network computing.
Sun also outlined plans to deliver UltraSPARC processors based on the new chip design. The company has promised to create processors that will increase today's blade throughput 15-fold within two years.
"Technologists and chief executives are seeking cost-effective ways to improve the security, service level and efficient operations of their companies, while benefiting from the latest innovations in technology," said Papadopoulos.
"Sun continues to address those issues as the computing paradigm grows more complex."
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