Posted by: Jamen Koos
Exadata, Intel, IT, Oracle, Solaris, SPARC, SUN, version 2, x86
Oracle decided to use Linux for the new Exadata machine. They didn’t use Solaris. They also went x86, not SPARC. I thought I had heard that Mr. Ellison wanted to utilize SPARC the most he could. He said last May “”SPARC is much more energy efficient than Intel while delivering the same performance on a per socket basis.” He went on to say the SPARC chip combined with the Solaris OS could integrate with Oracle software and that they planned on reinvigorating SPARC. Larry Ellison: SPARC So I’m wondering, then, what the strategy is for Oracle’s use of SPARC. What would be the motivation to use x86 if SPARC is allegedly better?
As usual, this is a random thought I had. I’m trying to predict how exactly Oracle may make good use of Sun’s assets.
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