Andy Bechtolsheim speaks with WSJ at VentureOne


 (Photos courtesy of Dow Jones VentureOne Summit)

Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun co-founder, chief architect and Systems Group SVP, spoke with Wall Street Journal's Don Clark this week during a keynote Q&A at VentureOne Summit 2008. Covering topics from the recent Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) "Ranger" supercomputer deployment, to the importance of open source, the conversation was lively for a morning audience in Redwood City. 

Here are a few excepts from Andy's comments (URLs added by me, of course):

  • We're working hard to get marketshare back with x86 servers.
  • I/O limitations can be overcome by brute force parallelism. [referring to the Lustre file system]
  • Their [Google founders] business model of sponsored links made all the sense in the world. Google was the first model that took advantage of the Internet.
  • There's a lot of "me too" thinking in the VC community, such as in the area of social networking. I.T. is a very tough space now to break into, as it's consolidating and getting mature.
  • We need technology to fundamentally improve how energy works.

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