business as usual
15 posts • joined 17 Feb 2017
That's unnecessary :-)
In Oracle SPARC and Solaris Roadmap, Jan/13/2017: https://web.archive.org/web/20170420191145/http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/sparc/oracle-sparc/sparc-roadmap-slide-2076743.pdf there is a "SPARC next+" (M9) processor.
In the latest Roadmap, "SPARC next+" was deleted: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/servers-storage/servers/sparc/oracle-sparc/sparc-roadmap-slide-2076743.pdf
It looks like the final SPARC processor(M8) will be presented on September 19, 2017: https://eventreg.oracle.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x486914abcd&source=WWMK170714P00114:OW:ES:LV
*From Google translate* :
New mainframe environment to support customer's inheritance and utilization of software assets from FY 2018
Enhance collaboration with IBM on mainframe hardware
Hitachi, Ltd. has inherited important software assets that have been responsible for the core businesses of corporations and organizations for many years and has offered a new mainframe environment in fiscal 2018 that also supports digitization using IoT start.
For the purpose of providing a new mainframe environment, in order to improve the efficiency of hardware development, we have agreed to collaborate with IBM Japan, Ltd. on hardware of IBM's mainframe products with high competitiveness, high We will provide mainframe of Hitachi specification based on high performance IBM hardware.
Going forward, Hitachi will continue to support customers' systems by strengthening functions and services that lead to TCO reduction.
Furthermore, by effectively combining core data on the mainframe and data on the cloud and open systems, one-stop and cooperate with digital technology provided by Lumada, customer's assets, advanced technology and open innovation achievement To support creation of digital solutions that realize business growth and process optimization.
The product specification of the new mainframe and the timing of the start of sales will be released at the time of product announcement (after FY 2018).
Roadmap(Sep 2015) says T10000E is ready to ship in 2017:
"Focus Areas Moving Towards T10000E" (Feb 2016):
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