wash. rinse. repeat.
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14 posts • joined 3 Sep 2009
Things Change. Go back far enough and you'll find people were touting slide rules Hollerith cards. Oracle was touting RAC on x86/Linux because they didn't have an option. The Sun acquisition gave Larry the vehicle to blend s/w and h/w engineering and do some really interesting things. Regardless of what anyone thinks of Oracle, they do build some interesting stuff. I'd put the latest SPARC kit in that category.
You also cannot compare SPARC core count with that of an Intel CPU. Very different beasts. Single threaded computation goes to Intel. Low memory latency, in memory analytics goes to SPARC. We've done the tests. SPARC was so good we thought we screwed up the test.
My point is simply that all this stuff has a place. All SPARC isn't the answer, but nor is all Intel or Power or Itanium (ahem...). Workload matters. The trick is matching workload to platform efficiently.
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