Looks like I may have kicked over an anthill over at Sun – a bunch of Sun employees have contacted me. Sun’s response to my review has been very impressive – they’ve all been very polite, responsive, and anxious to get their hands dirty and see exactly what we’re doing. The people I’ve spoken to so far have been hardcore and extremely knowledgeable, so I expect some great results.
I’m gathering some additional data they asked for on Ubuntu Linux, and then we’re gonna get together at their Menlo Park offices next week and do some profiling to see both where the bottlenecks are and if there’s any other tweaking we need to do.
Linux is clearly my #1 target, since I’d rather not swich OSes unless there’s something super-compelling about Solaris (I remain open to the idea that there may be, but am skeptical), so we’ll be tackling that first. But the really good news for all the commenters is that we’ll be sticking another T1000 in one of our datacenters and try profiling Solaris on T1000 side-by-side with Ubuntu on T1000.
This should get interesting. 🙂