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Sun Microsystems

Sun Niagara 2 CPU Now Open Source 158

downix writes "Late last night Sun Microsystems announced the immediate availability of the UltraSPARC T2, also known as the Niagara 2 CPU. While we all might not have a silicon fab in the basement, the access to this source code reaffirms Sun's commitment to open source, and in addition gives us FPGA-lovers something new to play with. The source code can be downloaded (with registration) from Already the previously open sourced T1 has spawned spin-off projects, such as the Simple RISC S1."

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.