Schwartz vs. Gartner, Dell goes AMD, Symantec, the NSA and more...

Schwartz vs. Gartner, Dell goes AMD, Symantec, the NSA and more...

Summary: This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover some of the highlights from our sojourns to several events this week--Future in Review, JavaOne, Gartner Symposium. New Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz went toe to toe with Gartner analysts.

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This week on The Dan & David Show, we cover some of the highlights from our sojourns to several events this week--Future in Review, JavaOne, Gartner Symposium. New Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz went toe to toe with Gartner analysts. David thinks the Gartner boys were too aggressive and not in tune with what the audience of CIOs wanted to hear. They were persistent and skeptical, and kept pressing Schwartz to show them the money--how Sun would make money from Java and open sourcing all its software. Schwartz defended his company's R&D budget and vision for the future--selling modular, Web services infrastructure to a global market that will never cease to grow. We

talked about Dell's announcement about using AMD chips in future high end servers, the impact on Intel, and what David thinks is Dell's dimming future in a further commoditized hardware world. We also check in on Symantec CEO John Thompson's response to the Microsoft challenge. In addition, David and I debate about scale up and scale out environments and David makes a case that all software should be rented. Finally, we rant about the NSA listing in on our podcast.

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  • The end of the fat client?

    David,

    You are dreaming. In as much as natural systems are optimized in their designs by having fat clients that connect with one another (humans / animals with local brains communicating with one another through language, etc.), artificial systems that emulate natural designs will win out over ones that go against them. As a rule, the closer an artificial system emulates a natural system, the more effective will be its design.
    P. Douglas
    • The end of the Fat client

      Actually, until about 2027, it is true that autonomous systems have a performance advantage. After that time distributed sentient systems make the debate meaningless .. So enjoy your time in the sun ...
      rcmotts