Game Over for Sun's "Game Changing" 16-Core Rock CPU

In the wake of their buyout by Oracle, Sun Microsystems has canned their 16-core Rock chip project—once touted by the company as a "game changer," and their answer to IBM's latest Power CPUs—after five years of development. This represents the second major chip offering from Sun to be shelved in recent years. [NYT] » 6/16/09 4:55pm 6/16/09 4:55pm