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During Sunday's opening keynote at Oracle's OpenWorld 2012 San Francisco shindig, longtime server and operating system partner Fujitsu talked about a future "Athena" Sparc64 processor and related systems using it that will run Oracle's Solaris Unix variant and sport special instructions for speeding up Oracle databases. …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The author spelled SPARC wrong again

    Enough said...

    1. Anonymous Coward

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  2. Ramazan

    faster than anything

    "By this time next year, that Sparc microprocessor will run the Oracle database faster than anything on the planet". Did he mean that SPARC will run Oracle faster than SPARC will run MySQL, PostgreSQL etc?

    1. Kebabbert

      Re: faster than anything

      I think he meant "faster than any other cpu on the planet".

      Now where are all those IBM supporters claiming that SPARC64 is dead? :o)

    2. Jesper Frimann

      Re: faster than anything

      Most like means that Oracle will have cancelled development on any other platform than SPARC, and demand that you sign your contracts with them in blood.

      // Jesper just kidding

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