LONDON Ė LSI Corp. has announced that it worked with Fujitsu Ltd. to design the Sparc64 IXfx 64-bit multicore processor intended for use in supercomputing applications.
The SPARC64 IXfx processor is manufactured using 40-nm process technology, has 16 high-performance embedded cores, 64-Kbytes of I/D cache and 12-Mbytes of shared L2 cache memory to handle the data rate requirements of supercomputing applications.
LSI said the Sparc IXfx offers a "significant performance boost over the previous generation," without identifying the part to which it was referring.
"Collaborating with Fujitsu on the Sparc64 IXfx processor underscores our commitment to working with customers to deliver time-to-market solutions for mission-critical deployments," said Sudhakar Sabada, senior vice president and general manager, Custom Solutions Division, at LSI.
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