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: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Brad Jensen
| Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 1:12 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.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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