SPARC64 is dead
What I learned last week at Oracle Open World.
The Fujitsu booth was very evasive about answering the question of:
Will there ever be a SPARC64 VIII?
"VIII is already shipping for high performance computing"
OK, but will there ever be a commercial version for the M-class?
"SPARC64VIII is still in discussion with Oracle"
The Oracle booth was a lot more informative.
=> The future M-Class systems will have T processors in them. The current M-class systems are at the end of their life cycle anyways.
Bottom line: SPARC64 is dead and Oracle might slap an M on future T boxes where they have only 4 cores