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: Sparc
by BluenoseJake on Tue 11th Oct 2011 08:56 UTC in reply to "Sparc"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

I have heard that Sparcs and Solaris were the fastest thing ever. Never seen one. Perhaps my University professor was making a big deal, since he managed to be a professor without a proper teaching degree.


Most university professors don't have a "teaching" degree, they generally have a Masters or PHD in the field that they teach, which makes them more than qualified to teach.

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