CEO Larry Ellison today will tout a SuperCluster system based on the Sparc T4 processors, which take a step back toward traditional chip designs.
Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu announce a quad-core Sparc64 VII processor that puts all processing cores in one chip.
An IBM server vice president discusses IBM's strategy to tap into Sun Microsystems' customer base.
Second-quarter earnings were strong, revenue was light, and the hardware business continued to struggle overall. But Larry Ellison calls the Sun purchase the "most strategic" deal the company has made.
Revenue for the software heavyweight comes in way short of expectations, and hardware systems sales continue to fall.
Larry Ellison, Oracle's CEO, plans to keep both Sun's server and chip businesses and optimize them for running Oracle software.
Oracle's software revenue--applications, middleware, and databases--was solid, but hardware sales lagged.
Sun needs a better foundation for its open-source story: Novell's Suse Linux could be it.
The last CEO of the Silicon Valley pioneer that invented Java and helped fuel the dot-com boom has a new company that helps people track medical care.