[rescue] SunBlade 2000 vs SunBlade 2500 vs Ultra 45
jp at celestrion.net
Mon Aug 3 14:16:32 CDT 2009
On Mon, 3 Aug 2009, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> Without a way to get into POWER for under $2K you can forget about it
> ever being a major force in the industry.
Not everyone wants to buy cheap crap, and that's exactly what any SPARC
system under $5000 is.
IBM's business model revolves around:
1) Always answering "yes" to "holy $#!+, it costs THAT MUCH?"
2) Building huge brute-force equipment that generally Does Not Quit.
(With the exception of the xSeries platform sorely noted)
> Niche is OK, just don't try to tell me that niche matters...
Tell that to IBM's balance sheet and anyone who relies on a bulletproof
mainframe or a PPC research cluster. The finance industry heavily
relies on IBM equipment, and, as recently as 2005, most of the mechanical
CAD in the automotive industry happened on AIX workstations.
 Not POWER, or, at least not until ECLipz, but not a "major force" by
your definition, either.
Jonathan Patschke < "There is great satisfaction in building good tools
Elgin, TX > for other people to use."
USA < --Freeman Dyson
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