The sparc and especially the UltraSparc does exec context
switching at the hardware level that's very elegant and a lot
of single clock cycle I/O's. Another interesting point, they are
providing loaner machine for testing. One way to get a free
machine. I think I'll ask them for one. I sent an email
to Sun telling them to give away their 64-bit source code as the
operatiing systems market revenues are shrinking even though
the market is growing.
Ron Resnick wrote:
> Phillips, Jim wrote:
> > Sun's planning on porting Linux to UltraSparc ... there's also some
> > mention of their plans to get 1.2 onto Linux as well.
> > http://www.crn.com/sections/news/820/820sun.asp