Now it comes to reality - Fujitsu: Why we chose 64-bit ARM over SPARC for our exascale super
And it displaces my beloved SPARC chip.
A few quotes from Fujitsu...
When was the last time you heard nice things about SPARC Linux?
Fujitsu chose 64-bit ARM CPU cores for its upcoming exascale supercomputer for two reasons: Linux and the ability to customize its own processors.
[Fujitsu] chose ARM over SPARC due to ARM's larger and healthier software ecosystem.
ARM has the best software ecosystem for us.And you thought Intel and Sun ruled the world.