Kill Sun Solaris and Oracle commits suicide. Makes no sense at all. Won't happen.
Azul Systems is a company that specializes in accelerating Java workloads on Sun, IBM, and X86 machines. I see Azul as being at least as important to a "complete" Java solution as SpringSource and Hypernic..
But the hardware business becomes a boat anchor. Much of Oracle's expensive direct selling is done in joint bids with hardware vendors like IBM, HP, and Dell. Are HP sales reps going to call in Oracle if the Oracle-Sun hardware sales team becomes another dance card at the party? History says an emphatic "No". So don't be surprised if Oracle sells/spins off the hardware and hardware services business quickly.
There is a GPS map option already and it's pretty accurate. But it sure doesn't tell you whether the cab driver is taking you by the most direct route or whether there are traffic jams ahead.
Best idea is to kill the incessant "be safe and be happy-talk" voiceover.
Does anybody want to take a SWAG at the cost per kilowatt hour of this "free energy"?
The order-entry inventory control system is so screwed up that it was hard to tell where to start. With not enough rerun, compile and test time available, jobs were sent out to a local data center. That is, until the 17-year old driving the van flipped it on the interstate, dropping digital media all over the highway. Oh, and did I mention the bomb scares every other day?
Atom first appeared in consumer devices such as Netbooks. Millions of chips
As Atom is designed into embeddable products which require special characteristics such as automobiles (e.g., embeddable, low voltage, extreme temperatures), customers will want to save money by adding application-specific "logic blocks" to the silicon, creating a single "system on a chip".
Intel's fabs are not well suited for economic production of small, custom chip runs to make these custom chips. TSMC is in the business of making such chips as the go-to fabricator for the world's soft fabs. So, Intel is handing off custom fab business it does not want to TSMC, while at the same time expanding the Atom market and nailing down a world-class "second source".
The IBM purchase of ROLM gives new meaning to the term "twisted pair". -- Howard Anderson, "Yankee Group"