downix writes: "Late last night Sun Microsystems announced the immediate availability of the UltraSPARC T2, also known as the Niagra 2 CPU. While we all might not have a silicon fab in the basement, the access to this source code reaffirms Suns 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 here. Already the previously open sourced T1 has spawned spin-off projects, such as the Simple RISC S1."
"If you want to eat hippopatomus, you've got to pay the freight."
-- attributed to an IBM guy, about why IBM software uses so much memory