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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Good article
by e1_ang on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 15:46 UTC

Sun is serious indeed about Opteron. The fact that Solaris 10 is _single_ source code for Opteron, Sparc, and X86 show that Sun no longer treats Opteron and X86 (IA32) as 2nd class citizen.

The Sparc info is wrong. Niagara and US IV+ were shared at recent MicroProcessor forum or HotChip.

With 32 threads, nothing will come even close (in terms of threads) when it is released in year 2006. The current leader, Power5, has only 4 threads.