Saturday, June 03, 2006

One Shiny Moment, quickly Dashed

A couple of weeks agao I read a newsfeed that I felt was going to send shockwaves throughout the Server Sector. Sunmicrosystems had a NEW Processor that was multi-core and multi-threaded. It promised to stem the trend of Server Bloat that necessitated the ever increasing size and space for Servers. The New Core would knock down size of the Server by 60% and increase performance by 80%. And an additional benefit was less power and heat.

All this sounded too good to be true.

I wondered what kind of a "hit" linux servers would take.

That was a couple of weeks ago.

Today, on the morning business update, a report came out that Sun Microsystems was cutting 5,000 jobs.

What is the back story?

Stay tuned.

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