So long, SPARC and Solaris

Even a billionaire like Larry Ellison has to cut his losses at some point, and Oracle has finally given up on SPARC and Solaris. With Oracle laying off 450 people at its hardware division in Santa Clara, it seems that the idea of building super-powerful “software in silicon” chips is dead. The Solaris roadmap also no longer feature a release 12, but instead a maintenance-looking Solaris11.next.