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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RE: Sun's strategy
by Anonymous on Thu 23rd Dec 2004 18:13 UTC

> IBM : we've got these big, dependable (and expensive) machines here. Buy 'em from us and run what the hell you want on it. Linux, AIX, OS/400 we don't care - run them all at once on the same server!

I agree with what you've just said, only what you're talking about is IBM's midrange strategy. If you put together IBM's low-end, midrange, and high-end strategies, you still get the same mess I was talking about above. I would love to see Power on the low end, but unfortunately it is not going to happen -- the chip is too damn expensive.