Sparc CPU making a come back?

Fujitsu is planning on new releases of  the Sparc CPU architecture years after it acquired it from Oracle after they took over Sun Microsystems according to this article,

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3187620/servers/its-not-the-end-of-sparc-chips-yet.html.

Fujitsu had in the past talked about how Arm would over take Sparc and discontinue it but it seems to be backing off that plan. Will that mean a resurgence for Sparc based servers? Will they make a run at IBM or HP to regain dominance?

It is doubtful as the mid-range server market is now a niche that caters to ultra computing big data crunching applications or virtualization an entire data center down to a few frames of mainframe like servers.

Only time will tell but it would seem to this old Sun system administrator that these systems will continue to stay specialized in big data and database applications for large corporations will millions to spend on yearly maintenance contracts.

Meanwhile the rest of the world will happily continue to use virtualized Windows and Linux and run just about everything in the cloud on commodity Dell, HP and white box hardware.

 

Word press makes the web easy!

I like WordPress it is nice and easy to use. The themes are nice and customizable. It is so easy to whip up a new post in a few minutes to share on the web! Awesome stuff!

Windows 8 and Google Drive

For all those pounding their heads against the wall trying to sync shared files on Google Drive for Windows 8 there is an easy fix I found today.

All you need to do to get things sync’ed up is go into drive on the web select all on the files in the shared with me section and drag and drop to My Drive. This will now sync all the shared files to My drive and to the Windows 8 client.

I have to test next if that has to be done every time a new file is created and shared with my Windows 8 user but figured I would record hear and share.