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 22:00 UTC

> " Use Sparc as hardware platform as it is proven, scales extremely well, and fairly cheap"

> Cheap? Compared to what??

Yes UltraSparc has become a fairly cheap platform, at 4+ CPU's Sun UltraSparc systems are actually cheaper than similarly configured Xeon systems and I'm not even talking about Itanium and Power, which are at least twice as expensive as Sun.