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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: Fire Engine??
On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 18:11:11 -0800
Larry McVoy <> wrote:

> I used to think otherwise, while I was a Sun employee, and Sun employee #1
> pointed out to me that CPUs and memory were getting faster more quickly than
> the TOE type answers could come to market. He was right then and he seems
> to still be right.

Maybe this was at least partially the impetus behind his recent
departure from the company. And if not the impetus, a possible straw
that broke the camel's back.

How fast will cpus be when Sun actually deploys this stuff?

A commodity x86 U1 box at that time will probably have 6+ GHZ
cpus in it, and super-duper-DDR or whatever the current memory
technology will be. Why do I need Sun's TOE crap in this box?
Where's all that precious CPU I need to be saving?

This stuff isn't really useful for huge database servers either.

Where do they plan to do, put Solaris10 on iSCSI drives? ROFL! :)

These days Sun is already several laps behind before the green flag
even comes out to start the race.
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