"...SPARC64 will not have any future chips...."
Allison, once again:
I would appreciate if you would stop attacking Oracle by spreading false rumours about the demise of SPARC cpus. This is not the first time you have been doing that. I have numerous times asked you to show links that supports your claims, but you do not. That makes one wonder if you are making up all your claims? Because you dont have any support for your claims, are your claims made up by you?
" ...Oracle expects to work with Fujitsu to have updates to the Fujitsu-designed SPARC64 VII+ processors for the M-Series servers with announcements in 2012 and 2014, as indicated in the roadmaps shown at Oracle OpenWorld 2010, which have been published to the Internet. Both the Oracle T processors and Fujitsu SPARC64 processors are designed to the same "V9 architecture" so that they run the same applications...."
On the other hand, when I write something, I post links which proves that I never make things up, nor am I spreading false rumours. I am only spreading true rumours, I am merely quoting media. Hence, I can not be accused of spreading false rumours.
I must remark that mere speculation or opinions are not spreading false rumours. If I say that I like hamburgers, no one can object against that. Or, if I say "I suspect that it will rain tomorrow" no one can object - that is my personal belief.
But this is questionable: "I have heard from Oracle senior management that SPARC will be killed" because it is a declarative statement - and hence it is classified as a lie because Oracle would not say so.
If you dont understand the difference between a declarative statement or an opinion, please study some logic. But the difference is vast. In short: "opinions are never wrong, and no one can dispute them. Facts can be wrong and they are disputable"
Here is a true rumour: AIX will be killed, says IBM. IBM has officially said that AIX will be killed sometime in the future. To prove that I am not making this up, I show a credible link:
Hence, I am not spreading false rumours. I am not a FUDer.
Here are some other true facts:
- POWER6 servers were several times faster than x86, and POWER6 servers costed 5-10x more.
- POWER7 is only ~10% faster than Intel Westmere-EX and costs only ~3x more.
We see that the performance advantage that POWER had, has more or less vanished. And we see that the price has decreased a lot. All this is true. The observations are true. We also know that IBM does high margin business and cancels low margin business.
Now, what do you think about POWER8? Will it be slower than Intel x86 high end cpus? If so, then price must be decreased even further or no one will buy POWER8. This means POWER will soon be low end business. And, IBM has said that AIX will be killed off. If IBM kills POWER, then AIX will follow. We know that AIX will be killed. So the future of POWER is quite uncertain? Or?
Note that I have lot of supporting evidence for my speculations and opinions. I am not making anything up.
Allison, if you can provide links and supporting evidence to your rumours, then I will be silent and will not say anything. The problem is, you can not find supporting evidence that SPARC will be killed off, because Oracle is betting heavily on SPARC.
As long as you attack SPARC, I will defend SPARC and also posts links that shows how slow IBM Mainframe cpus are, that AIX will be killed, that POWER7 is roughly equivalent of Intel x86 Westmere-EX, etc. If you want me to stop post such things all over the internet, making people doubt on IBMs technology, you better stop spreading false rumours. Of course, if you spread true rumours about Oracle, I will be quiet.
I dont like lies. True facts I can not dispute