There are two approaches to putting together uniprocessor
computers to make bigger machines: shared memory and message passing.
and multicore systems become more complex, device debugging tools also must scale and enable device developers to simplify their debugging experience and improve their productivity," said Tomas Evensen, CTO at Wind River.
This combination also set a uniprocessor
throughput record of 1,675 tpmC, exceeding by 12 percent the previous highest uniprocessor
number held by the IBM(R) AS/400(R) system and DB2/400 database.
Because this SRC-developed software and hardware architecture is applicable to products ranging from uniprocessor
handheld devices to large-scale multiprocessor computer systems, SRC is able to offer solutions targeted at the high performance server and workstation markets as well as the embedded markets.
Two-way and four-way servers dominate among midrange and enterprise customers when it comes to X86 platforms (smaller businesses are buying uniprocessor
machines in droves), and Big Blue wants to keep the heat on the competition in this lucrative section of the server market.
Silicon Graphics' CHALLENGE product family is one of the industry's broadest network resource server lines spanning from entry-level uniprocessor
to enterprise-wide symmetric multiprocessing systems.
In addition to these two servers, Sun will probably put out uniprocessor
and eight-way machines using the Opteron processors, but will likely not go above the eight-way level for a while.
AlphaServer 1000 4/266 system running Microsoft Windows
The Model 810-2465, a uniprocessor
that is rated at 750 CPWs of raw processing power, gets a $15,000 rebate.
The QNX Momentics suite targets both uniprocessor
and multi-core systems.
The company has also announced a new entry uniprocessor
AlphaServer based on the EV68 processor.
The entry uniprocessor
AlphaServer 8200 system, priced at $100,000, includes power and packaging with a five-slot system bus for CPU, memory, and I/O modules; 128MB of memory; an integrated I/O module with SCSI and communication ports; a CD-ROM reader; a choice of OpenVMS or Digital UNIX operating systems; and a one-year hardware warranty and 90- day software warranty.