Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2007 19:49 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Erstwhile bitter rivals Dell and Sun Microsystems are set to announce that Sun's Solaris and OpenSolaris operating systems will be supported in all of Dell's servers. Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell and Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz plan to make the announcement during a joint appearance at the Oracle OpenWorld 2007 conference today.
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RE[4]: Strange move
by kaiwai on Thu 15th Nov 2007 01:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Strange move"
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

Regarding SPARC and POWER; it depends on what you mean by success or failure? people could look at PPC and claim, because Bob isn't running it on his desktop or that it doesn't dominate small to medium business server sales.

Niagara/Rock have an advantage over x86; SPARC64 IV for example is very competitive with the high end x86 chips put out by Intel and AMD; if you were talking about UltraSPARC, you would have a good case, but the SPARC64 is a fpu/int monster who has no problem holding its own - its just too bad it took this long for Sun to finally move to a superior SPARC implementation given that in the limit benchmarks of SPARC64 such as TPC, it comes out close to the top - especially unclustered.

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