Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Aug 2008 22:13 UTC, submitted by rom508
Oracle and SUN OSNews reader rom508 sent us a note that apparently, Sun has ceased selling all of its UltraSPARC-based workstations, with only their x86 workstation offerings remaining. The Ultra 25 and Ultra 45 workstations, both UltraSPARC-based, are still listed on Sun's website, but are marked as 'end-of-life', with the notice that they are "superceded by the next generation Sun Ultra 24 Workstation [x86]". One must wonder if this means the end of Sun's UltraSPARC workstation line. As a proud owner of an indestructible Ultra 5, I must say, that would be rather sad.
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RE: Sparc Niagara T1
by DoctorPepper on Fri 29th Aug 2008 01:34 UTC in reply to "Sparc Niagara T1"
DoctorPepper
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I second what you just said! We have quite a few Sun T2000's running the T1 processor. By quite a few, I mean several hundred. Each one is loaded down with four Java JVM's, serving as middle-ware processors. We process billions of transactions each month, and these machines just keep on running.

Heh, I finally got them to give me one as a development machine. It isn't completely "mine", it is a shared resource, but it does the job handily.

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