The SPARC Technical Papers

  • Ben J. Catanzaro

Part of the Sun Technical Reference Library book series (SUN LIBRARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The SPARC Architecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert B. Garner
      Pages 3-31
    3. Robert B. Garner, Anant Agrawal, Fayé Briggs, Emil W. Brown, David Hough, Bill Joy et al.
      Pages 33-47
    4. Bill Tuthill, Richard Tuck
      Pages 49-66
    5. David R. Ditzel
      Pages 67-70
    6. Brian Case
      Pages 71-80
    7. David R. Ditzel
      Pages 81-88
  3. SPARC Implementations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Anant Agrawal, Robert B. Garner, Donald C. Jackson
      Pages 101-119
    3. Masood Namjoo
      Pages 121-129
    4. Masood Namjoo, Anant Agrawal
      Pages 131-149
    5. M. Namjoo, F. Abu-Nofal, D. Carmean, R. Chandramouli, Y. Chang, J. Goforth et al.
      Pages 151-157
    6. Masood Namjoo, Anant Agrawal, Donald C. Jackson, L. Quach
      Pages 159-171
    7. Masood Namjoo, Anant Agrawal
      Pages 173-189
    8. Anant Agrawal, Emil W. Brown, Joseph Petolino, James R. Peterson
      Pages 191-200
    9. Anant Agrawal, Emil W. Brown, Dave Murata, Joseph Petolino
      Pages 201-211
    10. Emil W. Brown, Anant Agrawal, Trevor Creary, Michael F. Klein, Dave Murata, Joseph Petolino
      Pages 213-232
    11. Kevin M. Kitagawa, Raymond M. Leong
      Pages 233-245
  4. SPARC Development Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Steven S. Muchnick, Christopher Aoki, Vida Ghodssi, Michel Helft, Meng Lee, Richard Tuck et al.
      Pages 249-279
    3. Max Baron, Kim Ingram, Kevin M. Kitagawa
      Pages 281-289
    4. Kenji B. Armstrong
      Pages 291-304
    5. Jerry Fiddler, Eric Stromberg, David N. Wilner
      Pages 305-312
    6. Kim Ingram
      Pages 313-321
  5. System Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Steve R. Kleiman, D. Williams
      Pages 325-338
    3. Mike L. Powell, S. R. Kleiman, S. Barton, D. Shan, D. Stein, M. Weeks
      Pages 339-372
    4. SPARC Internal White Paper
      Pages 373-378
    5. SPARC International White Paper
      Pages 379-389
  6. System Configuration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Andreas Bechtolsheim, Tom Westberg, Mark Insley, Jim Ludemann, Jen-Hsun Huang, Douglas Boyle
      Pages 393-402
    3. Ben Catanzaro
      Pages 409-423
    4. Kevin M. Kitagawa
      Pages 425-442
  7. SPARC Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. Sun Corporate Marketing White Paper
      Pages 445-454
  8. SPARC Competitive Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 455-455
    2. Robert F. Cmelik, Shing I. Kong, David R. Ditzel, Edmund J. Kelly
      Pages 457-492
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 493-501

About this book


With the SPARC (Scalable Processor ARChitecture) architecture and system software as the underlying foundation, Sun Microsys­ terns is delivering a new model of computing-easy workgroup computing-to enhance the way people work, automating processes across groups, departments, and teams locally and globally. Sun and a large and growing number of companies in the computer industry have embarked on a new approach to meet the needs of computer users and system developers in the 1990s. Originated by Sun, the approach targets users who need a range of compatible computer systems with a variety of application soft­ ware and want the option to buy those systems from a choice of vendors. The approach also meets the needs of system developers to be part of a broad, growing market of compatible systems and software-developers who need to design products quickly and cost-effecti vel y. The SPARe approach ensures that computer systems can be easy to use for all classes of users and members of the workgroup, end users, system administrators, and software developers. For the end user, the SPARC technologies facilitate system set-up and the daily use of various applications. For the system administrator supporting the computer installation, setting up and monitoring the network are easier. For the software developer, there are ad­ vanced development tools and support. Furthermore, the features of the SPARC hardware and software technologies ensure that SPARC systems and applications play an important role in the years to come.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ben J. Catanzaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems, Inc.Mountain ViewUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97634-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3192-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9675
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