Re: Re: Re: Que? Down-voters.
".....Matt could not even find an article showing Larry was late in comparison to other server vendors....." Oh, I'm sorry, did the news not get through to your alternate reality bubble? Did you miss all the other vendors' announcements? Have some links:
General Xeon e5 announcement March 19th (http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/data-center/232602830/intel-xeon-e5-2600-server-vendors-others-roll-out-red-carpet.htm;jsessionid=IAJ1qKcIlf8xvBk+GezIRA**.ecappj03), please note the vendors listed ("Acer, Cisco, Dell, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Penguin, SGI, and Supermicro") as having servers ready to go does not include Oracle.
HP previews Gen8 Proliants 14th Feb (http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/02/14/hp_proliant_gen8_preview/), launches them to general public on 22nd March (http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/419748/hp_launches_proliant_gen8_servers_/).
Dell announcement 28th February (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/network-wifi/3340850/dell-announces-new-server-portfolio-ahead-of-xeon-e5-launch/).
IBM announcements 9th March (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/03/09/ibm_xeon_e5_server_lineup/)
Oracle finally makes an announcement - 10th April (http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2012/04/10/oracle_xeon_e5_servers/). Almost two months after hp and Dell, and at least a month after IBM.
Oracle was late to the x64 party again, and these are general x64 servers, not "specialised" platforms, so you can't use the excuse that Oracle needed extra time to try them with the Exawhatever stacks. It looks like trimming out all those engineers has made Oracle lag behind even the relatively minor vendors like Acer and Seamicro, simple as that.