[rescue] The end of SPARC workstations?
Robert Brooke Gravitt
gravitt at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 20:11:50 CDT 2008
On Sep 12, 2008, at 3:39 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Possibly. I suspect they weren't selling very well, as the
> price/performance ratio just doesn't line up very well. Sun seem
> bent on
> making Solaris run as well (or better) on x86 than SPARC, so there
> isn't a
> whole lot of "value add" for a SPARC system over x86 unless you have a
> specific need for that architecture or have the infrastructure to
> a large-enough Sun system where SPARC regains the performance
According to the Sun sales weas^Hengineer I had lunch with today,
there will be no more SPARC-based workstations/desktops. It's going to
be AMD/Intel on the desktop, SPARC & x86 on the server.
On a tangent, does anyone have any experience with a wide-spread
SunRay desktop replacement?
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