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Oracle takes apparent step toward standardizing on a single chip design

James Niccolai | April 9, 2013
Analysts say the unveiling of midrange and high-end servers running Oracle-built Sparc chips that share the same architecture is a step toward fulfilling the company's post-Sun plans.

But he also wondered whether developing microprocessors is still a viable pursuit for Oracle. " They just came off a bad quarter; how much longer can they keep investing in this?" Clabby asked.

Brookwood, however, said moving to a single chip design could save money and free up funds for investment in Sparc chip development. "Don't forget that Oracle sells a lot of software wrapped around these systems," he said.


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