Sun unveils UltraSparc T1 chip

Sun Microsystems announced its latest microprocessor, which is more powerful than its predecessors, uses less electricity and is one of the cornerstones of the computer maker's plan to return to sustainable revenue and profit growth.

The UltraSparc T1, code-named Niagara, uses about 70 watts of electricity, close to the amount used by standard household light bulbs and less than half of the 150 to 200 watts that most microprocessors in servers consume. Read the complete story here. (Computerworld)