Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[3]: Will OpenSolaris survive?
by dvzt on Wed 18th Mar 2009 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Will OpenSolaris survive?"
dvzt
Member since:
2008-10-23

IBM will do what Sun should have done years ago if this actually materialises - start progressively ditching Solaris, and AIX fully, and share the costs by using Linux.


They didn't do it, and won't be able to for some time - Linux just can't scale on larger (say 64 cores and more) server.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

They didn't do it, and won't be able to for some time - Linux just can't scale on larger (say 64 cores and more) server.

Pardon? Linux has been doing it for years. Where have you been living? 64 cores(?!) (processors) is small-fry and there is that inevitable word that people expect to just say or write without quantifying it - scale. You've got to laugh.

Edited 2009-03-20 01:18 UTC

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dvzt Member since:
2008-10-23

I think I even overestimated Linux. Maybe 32 cores max. But enlighten me, show me a link to x86 server with more than 32 (okay, maybe 48) cores.

And just because it is used on some kind of machine doesn't mean it works well. I could tell you stories from experience how "unbrekable" Oracle Linux is on 8 core AMD server.

Edited 2009-03-21 08:13 UTC

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