Sun announces first Opteron based servers
Starting at $2,795 (USD), the high-performance Sun Fire V20z features dual AMD Opteron x86 32/64-bit processors and is capable of running Solaris x86 as well as Red Hat and SUSE Linux. The SunFire V20z is priced lower than IBM's Opteron offerings.
"With Sun's AMD Opteron processor-based servers, IT customers will have unprecedented flexibility, choice and access to the performance of 32-bit computing with the power of 64-bit computing from a global enterprise leader like Sun," said Dirk Meyer, senior vice president, Computation Products Group, AMD.
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Posted 2004-02-11, 10:12 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
StarOffice 7 available for Solaris X86
"By providing StarOffice 7 support for Solaris x86, Sun demonstrates it is actively listening to the community and is committed to meeting those needs," said Bruce Riddle, a Unix consultant at Agere Systems, in a Sun statement.
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Posted 2004-02-05, 02:21 GMT by Bruce Riddle
The Linux Compatibility Assurance Toolkit 1.1 (LinCAT) is used to identify porting issues in C/C++ source code files. This utility analyzes the difficulty of porting such source files from Linux to the Solaris Operating System (OS), and it can help you estimate the total effort required for the port.
Posted 2004-01-21, 12:29 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Thousands of Sun Opteron boxes spotted in the wild
Sun shipped more than 5,000 Opteron servers last quarter, according to Mark Stahlman at American Technology Research. The Opteron sales are of particular interest with Sun yet to officially launch the products or offer them to its customer base at large.
"Our information is that provided a little over 5,000 Opteron boxes on early availability to key customers and channel partners," Stahlman told El Reg. "The products are not yet formally announced or priced, so this is pretty aggressive."
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Posted 2004-01-21, 12:23 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
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Sun Microsystems Inc., among the firms hardest hit by Linux's rise, last month began giving away a test-drive version of Solaris, its flavor of Unix. It runs on Sun's line of low-end servers powered by x86-type chips from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
"We never should have abandoned Solaris x86," said Ann Wettersten, head of Sun's systems software marketing. "This is a huge asset."
Posted 2004-01-13, 23:44 GMT by Mariusz Zynel