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Issue No.02 - March-April (2013 vol.33)
pp: 48-57
John Feehrer , Oracle
Sumti Jairath , Oracle
David Smentek , Oracle
Ali Vahidsafa , Oracle
ABSTRACT
The Oracle Sparc T5 processor more than doubles the throughput of the Sparc T4 processor, while increasing per-thread performance, scalability, power efficiency, and I/O bandwidth. The authors detail the improvements and new features leading to this latest Oracle Sparc processor.
INDEX TERMS
Program processors, Computer architecture, Multicore processing, Memory, Fault tolerance, Power system management, Cache storage, Multiprocessors, multiprocessor scaling, Sparc T5, Sparc T4, Oracle, microprocessors, computer architecture, multicore processing, multithreaded processors, parallel architectures, encryption, processor architectures, computer performance, multiprocessor interconnection, cache memory, reliability, availability, fault tolerance, power management, directory cache coherence
CITATION
John Feehrer, Sumti Jairath, Paul Loewenstein, Ram Sivaramakrishnan, David Smentek, Sebastian Turullols, Ali Vahidsafa, "The Oracle Sparc T5 16-Core Processor Scales to Eight Sockets", IEEE Micro, vol.33, no. 2, pp. 48-57, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MM.2013.49
REFERENCES
1. S. Turullols and R. Sivaramakrishnan, "Sparc T5: 16-Core CMT Processor with Glueless 1-Hop Scaling to 8-Sockets," Hot Chips 24, 2012.
2. M. Shah et al., "Sparc T4: A Dynamically Threaded Server-on-a-Chip," IEEE Micro, vol. 32, no. 2, 2012, pp. 8-19.
3. J.L. Shin et al., "The Next-Generation 64b Sparc Core in a T4 SoC Processor," Proc. IEEE Int'l Solid-State Circuits Conf., IEEE Press, 2012, pp. 60-62.
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