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Sun's Linux killer shows promise

If Sun gets very serious about Solaris 10 on X-86 and the Open Solaris project that it hopes will nourish it, Linux vendors had better get very worried. That's because, in the many areas where Linux is miles ahead of Solaris, Sun stands a good chance of catching up quickly if it has the will, whereas in the many areas where Solaris is miles ahead, the Linux community will be hard pressed to narrow the gap. In this series of articles, we take a careful look at Solaris X-86, examining the good, the bad, and the ugly, with Linux as our chief point of reference.

More: The Register

Posted 2005-08-17, 04:55 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Mathematica for Solaris x86

Mathematica 5.2 is available for Windows (32-bit/64-bit), Mac OS X (32-bit/64-bit), and Linux (32-bit/64-bit) as well as the following workstation and server platforms: Linux (Itanium), Sun Solaris (x86-64, SPARC), HP Tru64 UNIX, HP-UX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, and compatible systems. ma

More: wolfram.com

Posted 2005-07-19, 19:34 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

NetWhistler 2.6 release

NetWhistler 2.6 Solaris version now available. NetWhistler 2.6 is a easy to use Network monitoring software that offers integrated fault and performance management functionality.This program auto-detects networks and presents them on graphical maps, which reflect up-to-the-minute device and host status. It includes powerful diagnostic tools including ping, main services (ftp, ssh, smtp, pop3, http) monitoring, portscan, email alerts, network discovery, SNMP tools (MIB browser and Trap Console for incoming SNMP traps from any SNMP-enabled device in the network ).

Posted 2005-07-12, 10:03 GMT by ubuntu

Sun to Offer Sub-$1,000 Workstation

Now, Sun is looking to differentiate itself from traditional machines by offering the new Sun Ultra 20 workstation at a starting price of $895. The entry price is less than competing workstations from IBM, Dell or HP, which generally start at a few thousand dollars, said Sun Executive Vice President John Fowler.

"We're generating performance and technical capabilities at a much lower price point and in that we can drive higher volumes [of sales]," Fowler said.

As far as hardware is concerned, Ultra 20 is powered by AMD Opteron chips and propped up by half a terabyte of internal storage. Hardware support includes NVIDIA Quadro PCI-Express graphics boards and PCI-Express media and communications processors.

More: InternetNews.com

Posted 2005-07-01, 00:48 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

A Look at Solaris 10 and Sun's Dual Core Fire V40z

Several months ago, we Sun gave us the opportunity to look at a quad Opteron, 3U rackmount server that had everyone reevaluating Intel's dominance in the server arena. Four months later, AMD finally has some significant market share for entry level servers. Our original quad Opteron 250 server was an impressive piece of machinery, but since AMD's launch of dual core processors, a whole new class of high performance entry servers has evolved.

Sun was extremely pleased to announce to us that their dual core V40z had set the 64-bit SPEC JBB2000 World Record. We couldn't have been more excited to get a similar configuration for our testing to do some real world benchmarks for ourselves! Today we will look at one of these high performance Sun Fire V40z machines and see how they compare against the previous generation of V40z.

More: AnandTech

Posted 2005-06-30, 20:09 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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