Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2011 15:36 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Oracle and SUN "Oracle has pulled the rug out from under Intel's Itanium processor by yanking support of its database, middleware, and application software on future Poulson and Kittson Itaniums. It looks as though Larry Ellison wants to take on IBM in microprocessors for data center systems, man to man, head to head. 'I remember when we first bought Sun, a lot of people said we were going to get out of the hardware business," Oracle's co-founder and CEO said opening up his keynote at the OpenWorld customer and partner and conference on Sunday night, when he also announced the new Exalytics in-memory BI appliance. 'I guess we didn't get that memo,' Ellison quipped, pointing out that Apple is doing a 'pretty good job' designing its own hardware and software and making it work well with its own services. And that Oracle is not only committed to making its server, storage, and networking business work, but having taken Sun's hardware as a means of getting its hands on Solaris and Java, Oracle is actually enthusiastic about creating its own stack."
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RE: Umm Larry
by Stephen! on Sun 9th Oct 2011 20:37 UTC in reply to "Umm Larry"
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The only way Ellison could destroy IBM would be for him to become CEO of IBM.

It does seem kinda laughable, considering IBM is a company that's endured for 100 years.

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RE[2]: Umm Larry
by unclefester on Mon 10th Oct 2011 12:16 in reply to "RE: Umm Larry"
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IBM will probably still be around in 100 years in some form or another. Even if they aren't a computer company.

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