[Sun Microsystems:Project Blackbox] And The #1 Reason Why Project Blackbox Is Bound For Success Is...

by M. David Peterson

While its easy to see the simple genius of Project Blackbox (the simple genius represented by the "why hasn't somebody already thought of this?!" statement when you first see something of this nature), there was one question that I had in the back of my mind that left me wondering if this would become a *nix niche market leader, or a true pioneering platform bound to take the Lions Share of the data-center market.

The question: What are my operating system options?

The answer is contained in the following 2minute:22second clip from Jonathan Schwartz,

[video] Schwartz on Sun's new movable server | CNET News.com

From Oracle OpenWorld 2006: Sun President Jonathan Schwartz discusses his company's new movable server and supercomputer, the Sun Blackbox.

For those of you who don't have the same mentioned 2:22 to spare (though when you do, it's worth every second of your investment to watch)...


2006-10-31 10:55:18
M. David Peterson
2006-11-02 07:19:25

Fixed. Thanks!

A. Nony Mouse.
2006-11-03 19:20:04
They are making a remarkable recovery - I thought they were dead for sure. Now I'm seeing Solaris everywhere, Sun boxes filling up racks, and even their storage doesn't suck for a change. Hell, I even saw a good writeup for NetBeans, which used to be a joke.
M. David Peterson
2006-11-04 03:35:14
@ A.,

Firstly, if we could find a Z., we could form a near-perfect alphabet triangle - A.1 M.13 Z.26 (M is technically the middle of the alphabet, but we would need one more character to make a perfect triangle... Hmmm.. where could we find another character in the alphabet at 4:32AM MST? Probably nowhere we would want to hang out for very long, huh?! ;))

Secondly, I agree wholeheartedly with your point. Sun is making a remarkable turnaround!

Thirdly, I just noticed that you used a . at the end of your "Mouse" -- Could this represent our missing character? Lets run with it and call anybody who suggests otherwise "liars!" and then run away before they can catch us, K?!