Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Jonathan Schwartz has posted on his Sun blog that the Rock (the codename for Sun's upcoming processor) has arrived at his desk. He mentions that this is a 16-core 2395 pin (1514 of which are used for power/grounding and 812 pins are for signaling) UltraSPARC processor. Using the Rock processor and OpenSolaris, it will allow for up to 256 terabytes of RAM in a single software domain. More on Sun's Rock CPU will be revealed in the coming weeks (JavaOne time-frame).