Maybe Sun should give up on chips
Sun continuously posts "world record benchmarks" which show their processors(chips) vs. other vendors processors(cores).
"The Sun Fire E6900 (24 processors, 48 cores, 48 threads) with UltraSPARC IV+ 1.95GHz set a new world-record for the SAP-SD 2-Tier Standard Application benchmark for systems with 24 or fewer processors as of 04/02/07, achieving 6160 users."
Check out www.sap.com/benchmark
First of all they had 48 cores (some people would call that a processor)
Second of all they had 3 times the number of cores than the IBM p570 (16 cores) and only had 12% more performance.
And they are proud of this "world record"?
Btw...the p595 64core system had 23,456users.... the 32 core system would be at least 11,728 users
again...why is Sun proud of 6,160 user with 48 cores???