VERITAS and Sun Expand Alliance and Relationship Around Solaris
VERITAS Software Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced an agreement to expand their decade-long, global alliance. As a result, VERITAS will broaden its support for the Solaris platform to include Sun's Solaris Operating System for x86 systems, for both AMD Opteron- and Intel-based platforms. The agreement also includes an expanded reseller relationship, where customers can acquire VERITAS Storage Foundation 4.0 software - VERITAS' next-generation storage management solution - through their Sun representative
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Posted 2004-05-05, 20:10 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Insights From A Solaris x86 Evangelist
About one year ago, Alan DuBoff, Solaris x86 Community Evangelist, joined Sun Microsystems as a Solaris x86 evangelist to work in Community Relations. In the following Q&A, Alan shares his thoughts on Sun's commitment to Solaris for x86 systems, Sun's x86 efforts since the 2003 May 19 Low Cost Computing Event and what he is most excited about with regard to the future of Solaris.
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Posted 2004-05-03, 19:37 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Solaris for AMD64� What it will mean?
Sun’s Solaris will soon appear in a native 64-bit version for the AMD64 architecture. While you can already run the 32-bit version of Solaris x86 today, Alan Zeichick explains the significance of this new operating system release, and highlights Sun’s plans to support the AMD Opteron and Athlon 64 processors.
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Posted 2004-04-22, 22:20 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Serverworks chipsets for Opteron in offing
AS WE REPORTED from CeBIT, Serverworks is creating chipsets for AMD's Opteron server chips.
Now AMD Zone has filed a little more information about what's going on. The site claims that we'll see eight way Opteron chipsets, and in the future Sun may collaborate with Serverworks and make chipsets for 16- and 32-way systems.
Serverworks was, for some time, the main source of server chipsets for chip giant Intel.
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Posted 2004-04-22, 22:18 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Rolls Out Next Solaris 10 Beta, Tweaks Solaris 9
Sun tweaked the production-level Solaris 9 operating system with release 4/04, which brings support for more features in both the Intel Corp Xeon and Advanced Micro Devices Opteron processors. (Sun does not support the Itanium 2 line of 64-bit chips from Intel, although it has created a version of Solaris 9 for that chip.) Specifically, Solaris 9 now supports the SSE and SSE2 instruction extensions in the Xeon and Opteron processors; it also supports the HyperThreading simultaneous multithreading that Intel offers with the Xeons.
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Posted 2004-04-19, 03:16 GMT by Mariusz Zynel