I just told you that Oracle
Open foot, insert mouth. No wait -- the other way around.
The very next day, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the stage at the annual analyst meeting to prove me wrong. "You're going to see us buying chip companies," he said to allay fears about SPARC chips going unsupported. More chips, not less -- I got the equation exactly backward.
Ellison's idea is to emulate Apple
Given the focus on power-efficient datacenter operations that is spreading throughout the IT sector, one of the many vendors designing chips around ARM Holdings
There's apparently an internal roadmap for SPARC processors stretching into 2015, and Oracle says it wants more of that hot chip action. Fair enough, Larry. Go build some database appliances and business-intelligence-in-a-box systems. I'm still not sure that's what you really want or where you should go, but who am I to judge a successful billionaire?
Maybe you should be the judge, dear reader. Jump down to the comments box below and tell me why Oracle needs more chip technology under its belt -- or not.
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