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Solaris ships across IBM's x86 server line

Sun Microystems and IBM have failed to reach a board agreement around shipping Solaris x86 on IBM's Xeon- and Opteron-based servers. So, a much smaller company has stepped in to help out customers.

Electronic Business Solutions (EBS) today announced that it has received the go ahead to outfit IBM's entire x86 server line with Solaris x86. The deal builds on a lightweight existing agreement between Sun and IBM that has Sun supporting Solaris x86 on IBM's blades. Long a champion of Solaris x86, EBS believes that a broad set of customers have finally warmed to the idea of running Sun's version of Unix on non-Sun boxes.

More: The Register

Posted 2006-09-10, 20:54 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Solaris 10 Applications

Sun are doing a survey to capture customer demand for Solaris 10 applications. Fill in the form and someday your favourite application maybe available on Solaris 10 x86.

More: Sun Microsystems

Posted 2006-06-19, 11:16 GMT by ajheaps

Silicon Valley Needs Sun

I experienced firsthand the education that Sun gave a young, green engineer. Sun was the industry version of a postdoctoral degree: It was where you went to get educated for the real world. The valley is full of Sun alumni who have gone on to lead other companies, and they may not have made it there without the Sun experience.

Sun was the next Bell Labs in terms of systems research and advancement.

That's why I wanted to work there and why I value the years I had there. No other company has stepped into those shoes. While Wall Street cares about the stock price, some of us realize that Sun's value shouldn't be measured using that metric alone. Sun made the world a better place.

More: Forbes

Posted 2006-05-03, 11:47 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

UnixDays 2006 Gdansk, Poland - the second Unix conference

I'm pleased to announce the second Unix conference - UnixDays - that will be held May 18-19 at the Technical University, Gdansk, Poland. Attendance is free for everyone but registration is required as the number of seats is limited.

More: UnixDays

Posted 2006-04-28, 15:52 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

MySQL Database Runs 60 to 90 Percent Faster on Solaris 10 Than on Red Hat Linux

Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced new benchmark results involving the performance of the open source MySQL database running online transaction processing (OLTP) workload on 8-way Sun Fire(TM) V40z servers. The testing, which measured the performance of both read/write and read-only operations, showed that MySQL 5.0.18 running on the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS) executed the same functions up to 64 percent faster in read/write mode and up to 91 percent faster in read-only mode than when it ran on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server Edition OS.

"MySQL and Sun have worked to optimize the performance of MySQL Network software certified for the Solaris 10 OS," said Zack Urlocker, vice president of marketing for MySQL AB. "This benchmark demonstrates Sun's continued leadership in delivering a world-class operating environment that provides excellent MySQL performance for our mutual enterprise customers."

More: Yahoo Finance

Posted 2006-04-24, 17:30 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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