|IDC Reports on Server
CLARA, Calif - May 23, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. saw its
year-to-year total server revenue market share grow for the 5th straight
quarter in Q107, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server
Tracker, which was released today.
Sun is the #1 Unix server revenue vendor.
press release also includes the following information.
factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew 4.9% year over year to $12.4
billion in the first quarter of 2007. The top 5 server companies were:-
- HP - 29.2% market share,
8.4% revenue growth
(2) - IBM
- 28.9% market share, 8.1% revenue growth
Sun - 10.9% market share,
6.3% revenue growth
(4) - Dell
- 10.9% market share, 1.7% revenue growth
Fujitsu - 6.3%
market share, 5.6% revenue decline
Market research - storage
History of the SPARC Notebook Market
Editor:- May 16,
2007 - SPARC Product Directory published a new article today on the SPARC
There have been many twists and turns in this
segment of the market in the 15 years since the first SPARCbook appeared from
How's OpenSparc Doing?
May 15, 2007 - an article published today on ZDNet discusses how well
Sun's OpenSparc efforts are going.
In recent years
whenever I've spoken to oems who want to come into the SPARC market for the
first time I make sure they've read my
Sun Compatible OEMs
Report which is the history of what happened to the first few generations of
SPARC chipmakers and SPARC server oems.
A cynic might say "Too
much Sun can
leave you burned." But many SPARC compatible oems failed for reasons that
had nothing directly to do with Sun.
- Sun's newest open sparc ORG (since 2005)
UMC to Make Sun's SPARC Chips?
May 8, 2007 - an article today in Electronics Supply & Manufacturing
speculates that Sun's SPARC chips may soon be manufactured by UMC
in addition to erstwhile TI.
The first SPARC CPU chip, in
1987, was implemented in a Fujitsu
20k-gate, 1.3-micron CMOS gate array.
The 2nd implementation was
a full-custom 0.8-micron design from
and operated at 33 MHz and 20 MIPS.
Apart from a brief flirtation with
HyperSPARC chips in the mid 1990s, Sun has mostly had its SPARC chips made by
TI. ...UMC profile,
...Texas Instruments profile
Real-Time SPARC Apps on Intel Emulator Costs Under $900 /
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif -
May 8, 2007 - Transitive Corp today announced QuickTransit its
migration solution for Solaris SPARC to Solaris x86.
For the first time, enterprise customers deploying the Solaris OS can
run the extensive selection of commercial and in-house Solaris-based
applications available on SPARC processors, not just on new SPARC-based
platforms but also on industry standard Solaris x86-based systems without
modification to their source code or binaries, with full functionality, high
performance, and in a way that is completely transparent to end-users and system
A beta release of QuickTransit for SPARC to x86 will be available in
July 2007. It will be priced at $875 per populated processor socket as a 1-year
subscription (including customer support).
What If? - Solaris were released Under
May 1, 2007 - an article published yesterday in Sci-Tech-Today.com
analyzes what would happen if Sun were to release Solaris under GPL.
argue that it could boost Sun's revenue, others say it's too late - and would
make no difference. ...read
|IDC Reports on
Server Market Growth|
History of the SPARC Notebook Market
UMC to Make Sun's SPARC Chips
Apps on Intel Emulator Costs Under $900 / Processor
What If? -
Solaris were released Under GPL
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Industry Articles and Bookmarks - #3 of 100 - March 12, 2009|
by - Gary
Drossel, VP of Product Planning, SiliconSystems
|Here's an article written by or
Evolution and its Effects on SSD Useable Life
Gary Drossel says he
chose this article because reliability is the main driving force for
SiliconSystems and its customers.
The article shows why calculations
based on models of flash SSD writes in 24/7 applications can result in wear-out
estimates which are over optimistic by an order of magnitude due to write
amplification and wear-leveling inefficiency. That's why the company recommends
using the real-time endurance data logging tool (SiSMART) built into its
SiliconDrives for a day, week or month, in a prototype / pilot system before
full-scale deployment. The data collected can be used to either confirm that
there is adequate safety margin in the application - or used to initiate
software or other system design changes to adjust the extrapolated life within
Other SSD article suggestions...
Solid State Storage Initiative -
published by SNIA
Drossel says he recommends this bookmark because - "It discusses SNIA
activities relative to bringing SSD technology into the data center. And it has
links to a couple of white papers, articles and research resources about solid
Editor:- thanks Gary for sharing your SSD links.
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com