Re: Oracle chief architect says there ought to be one Linux distribution: Red Hat

From: Ramon F Herrera <>
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 16:14:04 -0700 (PDT)
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On May 9, 6:04 pm, hpuxrac <> wrote:
> On May 8, 6:00 pm, joel garry <> wrote:
> snip
> > But still, I'm not the only one who was excited about it and then
> > disillusioned as it bloated, I'm not the only one who thinks Intel
> > hardware sucks, and I'm not the only one who thinks there should be a
> > fork specifically for db needs. Do you not think these are legitimate
> > advocacy issues?
> I think I should consider changing my name from hpuxrac to
> oracle_on_intel.
> We are in the midst of a swapout of running oracle on hpux over to 5.1
> OEL running on intel xeon quad core.
> Ran a whole bunch of custom testing on different hardware ranging from
> Sun's latest 8 core systems over to AMD and Itanium and Intel. Well
> the intel quad core performance 64 bit running OEL 5.1 is pretty
> remarkable.

> Do you have something specific to backup the "Intel hardware sucks" line?

I am pretty sure he must be referring to x86. His arguments sound like coming from the old RISC vs. CISC dichotomy era, which is long gone.

-Ramon Received on Fri May 09 2008 - 18:14:04 CDT

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