Brad, You wrote "I expect them to come out with solid state disk at some point and blow everyone away." I think this is essentially what the Adaptive Cache is. jt | -----Original Message----- | From: email@example.com | [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen | Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 1:12 AM | To: email@example.com | Subject: Re: Real world comparisons | | | | | > I believe that this year SUN has a chance to strut their stuff | and the number of | > servers, etc. to handle merchandising order fulfillment in | relation to the | > transaction volume would allow one of these two companies (IBM | or SUN) to have a | > "real world" cost/performance marketing opportunity. | | | The IBM advantage is not horsepower, although I am sure you can | build a big enough IBM box to dwarf the Sun. It will cost 4 times | as much, but hey. | | The IBM advantage is that you can shoot a rocket propelled grenade | thru it and it will keep running. | | (Don't really try this.) | | However, I don't expect that to continue forever. IBM has been | spending gadzillions on research for the last ten years. | | It tells you something when they have to put a do-nothing-alot | card in their server to slow it down enough so that the customers | can pay for it. | | I expect them to come out with solid state disk at some point and | blow everyone away. | | Brad Jensen | too tired to make a tagline think of something clever quick
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