I’d tend to agree with Al’s comments – he’s dead right.

Things are looking good, and I’m very happy to see these kinds of announcements coming out of our company. Of course, hopefully there will be a notable difference between today and the dotcom bubble years – in that people will be buying servers from us that are actually built for the job at hand, rather than say, buying an E10k to run a 200 hits/day website :-)

But who am I to dictate what people can order : given an UltraSPARC T1 you too can (out)run an E10k, and you won’t need a reinforced floor, special power supply & industrial aircon unit to mange it. Nice. (I’d really like to have seen what our translation systems could have managed on servers running these chips…)