Systems & Kernels which once ran on SPARC|
|In the late 1990s
nearly 20 companies were listed here in our
directory. There was even talk of IBM's AIX being ported to SPARC.|
of that real (and vaporware) support ended by 2000 due to a
But recently Sun's UltraSPARC T2 performance,
open licensing and competitive footprint have resurrected hopes for significant
growth in SPARC market share.
storage market is a
much bigger and faster growing market than SPARC and it has taken up most of my
attention since 1998.
I know from my discussions with various readers
that they have sometimes been surprised by how much more support there once was
for SPARC (at its peak) compared to the situation now.
That's both a
warning (markets can shrink) and also a signal of how much more it could grow
again - if the products and competitive situation were right.
For now -
instead of updating this page - I'm just leaving it as part of the historical
record. But if the SPARC market grows again to be bigger than its peak of over
70 SPARC server oems and 10 SPARC chipmakers - I'll pick up the editing task
again - or pass it along to someone else.
Surviving the Solaris
2005 Market Report on Sun Compatible OEMs
Joining the Marketing
Dots for OpenSPARC OEMs
Terrorbyte loved sitting around|
the campfire, discussing the good old days