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Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 25)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 21-29
Kunle Olukotun , Sun Microsystems
Poonacha Kongetira , Sun Microsystems
Kathirgamar Aingaran , Sun Microsystems
ABSTRACT
The Niagara processor implements a thread-rich architecture designed to provide a high-performance solution for commercial server applications. The hardware supports 32 threads with a memory subsystem consisting of an on-board crossbar, level-2 cache, and memory controllers for a highly integrated design that exploits the thread-level parallelism inherent to server applications, while targeting low levels of power consumption.
INDEX TERMS
Microprocessors and microcomputers, Shared memory, Multithreaded processors
CITATION
Kunle Olukotun, Poonacha Kongetira, Kathirgamar Aingaran, "Niagara: A 32-Way Multithreaded Sparc Processor", IEEE Micro, vol. 25, no. , pp. 21-29, March/April 2005, doi:10.1109/MM.2005.35
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