Little-known Chinese vendor Inspur has finally unveiled what it claims is the country’s first fully home-grown, high-end server. The Inspur Tiansuo K1, which was actually showcased at IDF Beijing last year, has taken four years and 750 million yuan (£76m) to develop, according to Xinhua. Its development was part of the “863 …
Supply and demand
> Currently, there are very few mission-critical applications
Well if there hasn't been a demand before, then there was no need to supply them.
If this takes off in China then if could create the required demand. Porting applications from other forms of Unix to Linux isn't the most difficult of tasks.
Maybe they can now host that 'Make me Asian' app the Google Play can't.
Could present Oracle with a difficult decision
On one hand: Burn all the Itaniums!
While on the other: Bugger, the Chinese government is a damn big potential customer.
So a difficult choice between vengeance and bind hatred against being able to buy an even bigger yacht
..HP, IBM, Cisco et al will bung a few quid to the US congress and magically these servers will be a national security threat, the the other sheep nations will follow suit, blindly following their lead, without a shred of evidence to back this up.
Re: It's ok...
Might prove difficult, HP's been selling (or trying to sell) Itaniums into China for a years.
Re: It's ok...
Inspur won't care. They don't want to export these servers to the US or elsewhere. China's a big enough market for them, for now at least.