Define "business workload". Your descriptions are very very broad. I've seen x86 blades handle "business workloads" in full production, and on 4-5 year old E7 CPUs. Really, give us some applications that SPARC absolutely excels at that can't be done with a large cluster of x86 systems. Yes, modern SPARC CPUs have lots of cores, which individually, are much "weaker" cores than x86 or POWER/PowerPC. I know that SPARC excels at databases, and queuing up lots of smaller tasks, almost akin to how modern GPUs work, only with a bit more general purpose and less processing power than GPGPUs. So other than Oracle databases, please give us some examples. I need to give you links to this? Seriously? Have you been hiding under a rock since the G80 GPUs emerged back in 2006??? Really, I'm not trying to be insulting, but this is general/common knowledge that is in the news on a daily basis. Just search for "NVIDIA deep learning" and that should give you enough info to answer your question. Yes, the HPC market has absolutely saved and propelled NVIDIA, and has for nearly the last decade.