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Message Posted: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 @ 17:21:35 GMT
I'm going to expand on this a bit more.
With all due respect, all computer systems have potential and/or actual bottlenecks. Just hand a system over to a group of users ...
You take the position that performance is independent of the OS?? This po' boy has been trained otherwise.
I'm not really concerned with the mainframe. It is "familiar territory.
Just this week, we had a query blow up, eat 160 gb of spool space. First thing we did was forget the mainframe, test with NT/Queryman. Jury is still out... hope its something silly ...
This sounds reasonable.
Yes, I agree the 32 bit stuff should continue to be largely functional for years to come.
But I find the IA-64/Solaris/Teradata proposal to be troublesome.
Sun, in most ways, is king of the hi-end server market. Its nearly all based on Sparc/UltraSparc Solaris.
I would estimate that about 2% of Sun software revenue comes from Intel Solaris products. I suspect they have been losing $ on Intel Solaris for years.
FWIW, the following is from PCWeek, 2/21/2000, p. 10:
"Intel Showcases New Chips"
" ... software support for 64 bit Itanium chip remains fuzzy."
" ... Intel confirmed it has dropped Sun/Solaris from Itanium marketing materials, with published reports saying Intel felt Sun was not serious about its support of the IA-64 architecture. ..."
Thanks to all for responses to my query.
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