You can laugh and call it Wintendo all you want, but even the I/O performance of modern x86 (and Opteron) systems blows Sparc away.
Later on, he writes:
[…] If I’m setting up a high end web server,
I don’t think I’d be using Sparc thanks :)
If I wanted a fast machine with good cpu performance and a fast disk
and networking, I’d get a 3+ Ghz Xeon or an Opteron with PCI-X or
perferably PCI Express. […]
Read the whole message to get a good explanation of why he feels this way and the numbers behind his assertions.