Re: Locked Up?
"I was aware that IBM manufactired, and offered for sale, data centre servers built around the PowerPC architecture."
IBM and Sun opps... Oracle still make same fantastic insanely powerful hardware. The problem is nearly no one has a problem where they need that much power. Both of them also have the problem that you can no longer start small. Sun's last server comes in sizes that are the price point of a very nice new car, a very nice house or very nice house in the Bay area. There is no way the future decision makers will ever get to play with that sort of hardware so there isn't much research being done about making use of some of the newer concepts like fully compressed and encrypted memory. The very big machines from last year can map tends of terabytes of a file into ram and then go through it with a thousand threads. What that is cool, it isn't a problem most companies have.