Linked by Adam S on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 13:05 UTC, submitted by Usman Latif
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems is focusing on Opterons and Solaris x86 for a good reason. Sun has figured out a way to make x86 hardware cheaper than anyone else. Sun is hoping that by leveraging its cost advantages the company will be able to ensure the success of its x86 hardware and Solaris.
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The Guy is Clueless
by slash on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 15:06 UTC

Sun isn't abandoning Sparc. They are spending money overhauling it to the next generation. Sparc will play a big role in Sun's future. Sun was one of the first companies to see that the mhz game is over and they changed directions pretty immediately. I remember Sun was talking about releasing their 32 core cpu's about the same time Intel was talking about releasing 4 ghz cpu's. Sun will be among the first companies to have a nextgen chipset. The Sparc legacy is far from dead.