[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  
> support
> a large-enough Sun system where SPARC regains the performance  
> advantage.

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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