Sun heeft bij de bekendmaking van hun financiŽle cijfers (die overigens zeer positief zijn) aangekondigd dat de UltraSparc III processor nog dit kwartaal geÔntroduceerd zal worden. Hoewel Sun marktleider is in de high-end server markt, presteren de (individuele) UltraSparc II processors matig vergeleken met concurrende CPU's van Compaq, HP en IBM. De UltraSparc III's worden gereleasedop kloksnelheden van 750 en 900MHz:
Unfortunately, they didn't say much about the UltraSPARC-III, though they did seem to say it will start shipping at 750 and 900MHz. They say it'll ship this quarter (though that's what they said 3 months ago). Only explanation I've seen given is that it's yielding better than expected, and they've re-designed the motherboards to be able to handle the higher speeds/power consumption. news.com said to expect US3 systems in October (which is Q4), but Sun themselves aren't giving any specific hints (as usual). They did say that they have samples of the die-shrunk copper-interconnect US3. They did also say that there will be new US2 chips, but gave no other info.