Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jun 2009 20:02 UTC
Oracle and SUN Sun Microsystems may have dropped a bit of weight by the time Oracle officially acquires the company. According to two people briefed on Sun's plans, the company has cancelled its Rock chip project, putting an end to one of its biggest revitalization bets. Sun has been working on the Rock project for more than five years, hoping to create a chip with many cores that would trounce competing server chips from IBM. and Intel. The company has talked about Rock in the loftiest of terms and built it up as a game-changing product. In April 2007, Jonathan Schwartz, the chief executive of Sun, bragged about receiving the first test versions of Rock. But the two people familiar with Sun's plans say Rock has met with an unceremonious end. The people requested anonymity, as they are not authorized to speak with the press about Sun's plans. Michelle Parkinson, a Sun spokeswoman, said the company had no comment.
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Not a problem
by neticspace on Wed 17th Jun 2009 05:51 UTC
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Fujitsu will take care of SPARC. But it is too sad that Alpha and PA-RISC are gone. Not to mention Power Architecture is doing poorly in some areas.

Making the market too x86-ish is too hectic. I hope SPARC will be fine forever.

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RE: Not a problem
by John Bayko on Wed 17th Jun 2009 14:15 in reply to "Not a problem"
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[...] it is too sad that Alpha and PA-RISC are gone.

The project which became Itanium was originally referred to within HP as "Super-Parallel-PA" or "PA-Wide-Word". It is PA-RISC: The Next Generation - PA-RISC was always intended by HP to end.

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RE[2]: Not a problem
by neticspace on Thu 18th Jun 2009 04:17 in reply to "RE: Not a problem"
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I didn't know this. Thank you.

Edited 2009-06-18 04:19 UTC

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