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The Sun SuperSPARC Processor
Sun SuperSPARC
The Texas Instruments made Sun SuperSPARC CPU, introduced in 1992, is a SPARC V8 (32-bit) compliant RISC CPU that was used for Sun's SPARCstation 20/xx workstations and some servers during early to mid-1990s. It has an on-chip 20k 5-way set-associative instruction cache (which is very uncommon) plus an on-chip 16k 4-way set-associative data cache and runs at up to 60MHz.
 
The SuperSPARC was intended for use in a broad range of applications from uniprocessor desktop machines to large multiprocessor servers, built with the SuperSPARC processor either in direct MBus mode or in VBus mode with the use of an external cache controller. An external cache controller supports multiprocessor configurations using either MBus or XBus interfaces with up to 2 MB of secondary cache.
 
The SuperSPARC was the first CPU to feature superscaling, or the ability to process multiple instructions in a single clock cycle via multiple execution units.
 
For rendering Pixar's "Toy Story", the first full length movie to be created only by computers, Pixar used more than 100 Sun SPARCstation 20 workstations and a SPARCserver 1000 to render the whole film. They all had TMS390 SuperSPARC processors.
 
References:  SuperSPARC Data Sheet
Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z50GF-40
Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z50GF-40 Top Side
SuperSPARC
Microprocessor
TMS390
TMX390Z50GF
H283088082C
9307
F578
-A9
980
JAPAN
(C) 1991 TI
Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z50GF-40 Top Side
Donated by Sunopsis, the Sun Museum. Thanks a lot!  
A SuperSPARC processor module for a Sun SPARCstation 10 or 20 (SPARC V8 architecture). This CPU is mounted on an MBus module (Sun part 501-2258) together with a cache controller and 1 MB cache. It's clocked with 40 MHz.
 
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Core Frequency:40 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,100,000
Circuit Size:0.80
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:1992
Manufactured:week 07/1992
Made in:Japan
L1 Cache:16+20 KB
L2 Cache:2 MB ext.
CPU Code:Viking
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-292
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Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z52GF STP1020APGA-60
Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z52GF STP1020APGA-60 Top Side
AF 9551 H52 9509238
SUPERSPARC TM
TMX390Z52GF
5754679
STP1020APGA-60
980
TAIWAN
(c)1991 TI
Sun Microsystems SuperSPARC TMX390Z52GF STP1020APGA-60 Top Side
A SuperSPARC processor module from my SPARCstation 10 (SPARC V8 architecture). The CPU is designed by Sun Microsystems and manufactured by Texas Instruments. Image 1 shows the CPU without cooler, image 2 shows the complete CPU module (resized by 50%).
 
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Core Frequency:60 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,100,000
Circuit Size:0.80
Voltage:5 V
Introduced:1992
Manufactured:week 51/1995
Made in:Taiwan
L1 Cache:16+20 KB
L2 Cache:2 MB ext.
CPU Code:Viking
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-292
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