Azul Systems has launched a preemptive multi-core strike against larger server vendors. The Java processing specialist today revealed plans to ship a 48-core chip in 2007. Jumping the gun? Yes, a bit. Start-ups, however, want all the attention they can get, so Azul hit the streets with word of Vega 2. This chip will be designed by Azul and produced by TSMC using a 90nm process. With 48 cores and a relatively low-power design, Vega 2 should give customers some serious price/performance gains with J2EE applications.
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