Sun Microsystems kills 'Rock'

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Boston, Jun 16: The New York Times newspaper reported that software company Sun Microsystems Inc killed development of an advanced server chip, Rock. However, the world's No.4 maker of computer services refused to comment of the report about the abandoned chip project.

Newspaper also said that Sun which has agreed to sell itself to software giant Oracle Corp for tiny_mce_marker million, had put in more than five years and billions of dollar in the chip project. Sun was planning to use this home-produced chips in new machines, rather than ones from Japan's Fujitsu Ltd, which now run the bulk of its high-end servers.

Sun designed the chip for high-end servers, which primarily compete with machines from International Business Machines Corp (IBM) and Hewlett Packard Co (HP).

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