Oracle Unveils 'World's Fastest Chip' in Bid to Save Sun Biz

Oracle's new SPARC T5-4 Server, which uses the new SPARC T5 3.6 GHz processor Source: Oracle

A bit more than a decade ago, the release of a new Sparc chip from Sun Microsystems would inspire heavy breathing from the computing elite. Because dot-coms, Wall Street firms, and telecommunications companies relied so heavily on Sun’s servers, a new Sparc chip meant to some degree that the entire Internet would run faster.

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