What does SPARC stand for?

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Scholarly Publishing And Academic Resources Coalition

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Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

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Standards Planning And Requirements Committee

Governmental » US Government

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Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

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Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center

Academic & Science » Universities

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Support Personnel Accountability Report Card

Business » General

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Scalar Processor ARChitecture

Computing » General

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Single Person Armed Racing Craft

Governmental » Military

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Supporting People Achieving Real Choice

Community

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Syracuse Professional And Recreational Club

Community » Sports

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Sun Processor Allowing Remote Capture

Computing » General

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Sunos Pipeline Accelerated Risc Computer

Computing » General

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Spokane Piston And Rotary Club

Miscellaneous » Hobbies

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School Parent And Reading Connection

Community » Educational

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Student, Parent, And Reading Connection

Community » Educational

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Support Programme for Abuse Reactive Children

Community » Law & Legal

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Space Physics Aeronomy Research Collaboratory

Academic & Science » Astronomy

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Standards Planning And Requirements Committee

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Sport Performance Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre

Community » Sports

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Scalable Processor ARChitecture

Academic & Science » Electronics

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Scalable Processor ARChitecture

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Scalable Processor ARChitecture

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What does SPARC mean?

SPARC
SPARC is a RISC instruction set architecture developed by Sun Microsystems and introduced in mid-1987. SPARC is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc., an organization established in 1989 to promote the SPARC architecture, manage SPARC trademarks, and provide conformance testing. Implementations of the original 32-bit SPARC architecture were initially designed and used in Sun's Sun-4 workstation and server systems, replacing their earlier Sun-3 systems based on the Motorola 68000 family of processors. Later, SPARC processors were used in SMP and CC-NUMA servers produced by Sun Microsystems, Solbourne and Fujitsu, among others, and designed for 64-bit operation. SPARC International was intended to open the SPARC architecture to make a larger ecosystem for the design, which has been licensed to several manufacturers, including Texas Instruments, Atmel, Cypress Semiconductor, and Fujitsu. As a result of SPARC International, the SPARC architecture is fully open and non-proprietary. In March 2006 the complete design of Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC T1 microprocessor was released in open-source form at OpenSPARC.net and named the OpenSPARC T1. In 2007 the design of Sun's UltraSPARC T2 microprocessor was also released in open-source form as OpenSPARC T2.

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