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[2]: SPARC's dead Jim
by Cloudy on Thu 29th Mar 2007 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE: SPARC's dead Jim"
Cloudy
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2006-02-15

this makes niagara 2 a very solid SERVER chip against whatever intel-AMD throws at least for the incoming years. the embedded stuff makes the server design less complicated although it has the draw back of pluggability problems.


And who besides Sun is likely to buy a SERVER chip from Sun?

Sun can cell chips into the high end market, where there's no buyer, or the middle market, where they compete with Intel directly on Intel's strengths, or the low end market, which they know nothing about, and which is full of established players.

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RE[3]: SPARC's dead Jim
by ahmetaa on Thu 29th Mar 2007 16:45 in reply to "RE[2]: SPARC's dead Jim"
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2005-07-06

You are mistaken. Niagara's target market is low-middle end server market. that is direct competition with Intel. And yes, as long as they can deliver what they promise there will be buyers for that chip.

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