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: Re: Sun's strategy
by timh - tjhawkins.com on Fri 24th Dec 2004 02:09 UTC

the sparc benchmarks may not be as good as IBM and Itanium but they comepte well with others. They sell them cheaper than ibm machines.

Lower TCO (Total cost of ownership) than other servers.

I really think the SPARC line would be extremely successful if they just got off their @$$ and got a better marketing team and actually used pretty graphics and marketed in the right places!