Oracle is almost clueless when it comes to hardware sales and development. Try "www.sun.com"... you get a redirect to the Oracle home page and then you have to search for a link to the server product lineup. It's almost as if they are hiding the fact that they have a hardware product to sell. I don't think the Oracle brain trust knows what to do with Sun h/w and the Solaris o/s.
I beg to differ. sun.com is being redirected to oracle.com, but there right on the front page there is a complete section called 'Server and Storage Systems'.
Also, their pre-Sun HW product, the Exadata, is being updated with new Sun HW and Solaris. Solaris 11, the first major release released under the Oracle regime.
And last but not least have a look at their T-CPU roadmap - they have released the T3, and are working on the T4 to eliminate the single-thread performance weakness of the series. That is, doubling the efforts in the release cycle, in comparison to Sun's T1 and T2 releases (not to mention the Rock).
Please reconsider your views. Would Oracle have named their new product "SPARC Solaris Sunrise Supercluster" if they'd plan to invest in both Sparc and Solaris?
Really? And what kind of hardware does Solaris run on? What kind of hardware does HPUX run on? What kind of hardware does AIX run on?
You are right with HPUX/AIX - but as for Solaris there's much more than you'd think:
However -exec is slow. Try:
Especially the section explaining the difference between "\;" and "+".
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.