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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SPARC development
by MJ on Fri 24th Dec 2004 19:25 UTC

SPARC development is now being done collaboratively with Fujitsu. With the exception of Niagra, the new generation of SPARC processors will use Fujitsu's SPARC64 core. Fujitsu already has PRIMEPOWER servers clocked at 2+ GHz.

This statement isn't true either. Sun and Fujitsu are collaborating to build servers, not microprocessors.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/06/11/sun_server_fujitsu/

If you read this article it states that both Sun and Fujitsu microprocessors will be used in forthcoming server designs that will be shared by the two companies. Both companies are continuing to develop SPARC processors, and will do so for the forseeable future.