Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Mar 2007 22:24 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems has launched a new business unit to sell its Sparc processors, a return to an idea it had dropped years ago. David Yen, currently executive vice president of storage but previously in charge of Sun's Sparc work, will lead the new group and retain his executive VP status, the company said Thursday.
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RE: SPARC's dead Jim
by phgt on Wed 28th Mar 2007 01:41 UTC in reply to "SPARC's dead Jim"
phgt
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2006-09-16

If AMD can give Intel a run for their money, why not Sun?

Edited 2007-03-28 01:42

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RE[2]: SPARC's dead Jim
by Cloudy on Wed 28th Mar 2007 01:48 in reply to "RE: SPARC's dead Jim"
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2006-02-15

Because AMD is competing head-to-head in a clone market. Customers can leverage all of the x86 based expertise towards an AMD system.

Sun is competing with a product without the same level of third party support.

Besides, it's in Intel's (anti-trust) interest to leave AMD alive. No reason to do that with Sun.

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RE[3]: SPARC's dead Jim
by sbergman27 on Wed 28th Mar 2007 01:56 in reply to "RE[2]: SPARC's dead Jim"
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2005-07-24

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Besides, it's in Intel's (anti-trust) interest to leave AMD alive. No reason to do that with Sun.
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Indeed. They might ramp up their marketing of Itanic II and crush Sun. ;-)

Edited 2007-03-28 01:58

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