[rescue] UnOracle patches for Solaris

Dave Fischer dave at cca.org
Wed May 19 15:19:05 CDT 2010

andrew at jones.ec writes:

>By the mid-90s, server revenue was more than 50% of SGI's business.  Their
>knockout hits were the Challenge L and the Origin 2000.  The O2k in particular
>was a full decade ahead of the state of the art, challenging supercomputer 
>vendors head-on with a single system image running a standard UNIX.

So the question is, coming out of the late-90s, why didn't SGI crush
Sun in the high-end server niche?

I think it was largely the popularity of Solaris versus IRIX.

And some of that can be traced to Sun being hobbyist-friendly.

(What was the price of an E10K versus a comperable Origin-2000?)

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