I'm not having any doubt about the fact that SUN is making a lot of researches but you should be a bit more moderate when talking about SUN in general. Did SUN invent a brainwash machine ?
Check this link:
This is a company ranking based on the amount of patents in the U.S.
Did you ever heard something about IBM GPFS and the way the IBM AS/400 is working since many years. If I'm not wrong, I think the first multi-core CPU was a Power one (I'm not 100% sure about it but some searches on the web seems to confirm it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-core_processor).
So, please, don't be so extreme in your posting. You don't have to convince me that SUN is having good research and development but you should admit that SUN is not the only one ... and maybe not the best ...
When I read your comments about the various articles, I'm thinking about Icarus ... You are flying so close to the SUN ... do not loose your wings !
oh, I forgot to mention: the first multi threading researches ... guess what ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simultaneous_multithreading
The PC you are using ... (if you don't know it): http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blibm.htm
The first disk storage system ... http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.research.ibm.com/know/top.html
The first disk drive with air bearing ...
Check this link about the history of computers: http://inventors.about.com/library/blcoindex.htm
oups, they forgot SUN .... you should contact them ....
Do you need some more evidence or do you believe in world conspiracy against SUN ?
By the way, I made a google search on SUN invention (like I did for IBM) and I found this one:
OK, I'm kidding you :-)
Here are some real ones:
-> you now have some more material for further discussions :-)