Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAVA) and Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) announced the programmable OpenSPARC evaluation platform. The platform provides academic researchers and hardware developers with a flexible OpenSPARC-based platform to create, customize, and deploy next-generation applications such as supercomputers, industrial, scientific and medical (ISM), aerospace & defense, and storage and networking. The Sun and Xilinx-based OpenSPARC FPGA development platform is immediately available.
Based on the power of an open-sourced 32-thread UltraSPARC T1 processor and combined with the high-performance Xilinx(R) 65nm Virtex(R)-5 FPGA technology, the platform will provide a foundation for innovation across a range of disciplines including; computer architecture, logic design, compiler techniques and parallel programming. Based on its programmable architecture, the platform allows multiple design iterations providing faster time- to- market, greater flexibility and reduced complexity.
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