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VNUnet: Fujitsu Siemens closes last door for Solaris on Intel

Oct 22, 1999, 17:49 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Favell)

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"The Solaris on Intel initiative effectively died yesterday as one of its biggest advocates Fujitsu Siemens endorsed a non-Intel server architecture. Fujitsu Siemens is shipping Solaris servers running on... a Sparc chip designed by Fujitsu Japan."

"Fujitsu Siemens, together with other Unix vendors like HP and SGI, have been ringing the death knell for their Risk platforms plotting a roadmap converging on Intel's IA-64 architecture. But continuing delays to the IA-64 line and a lack of confidence that Intel's chips will be successful in the high-end enterprise space has left vendors scrabbling to prolong the life of their Risk server lines."

"IBM/SCO Monterey will begrudgingly be offered on IA-64, but only as a shrink-rapped operating system, not as part of the enterprise offerings, [Fujitsu Siemens VP of strategic marketing Joseph] Reger however admits that Monterey is more enterprise-like today than the infantile Linux."

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