The Solaris performance advantage
The powerful combination of the Solaris OS and the AMD Opteron processors is shattering benchmark records and delivering breakthrough price/performance for databases, application servers, Web servers, compilers, and more
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Posted 2004-10-12, 22:40 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA Form Professional Graphics Alliance
Sun Microsystems, Inc. and NVIDIA Corporation today announced that they have joined forces to deliver leading NVIDIA QuadroŽ graphics solutions on Sun Java? Workstations running Solaris?, Windows or Linux operating systems. Through this alliance, Sun has bundled NVIDIAŽ technology with its recently announced Sun Java Workstations W1100z and W2100z, based on the AMD Opteron? processor with Direct Connect Architecture. Sun is committed to delivering NVIDIA technologies with future Sun products, and the two companies are working together to tune and optimize the OpenGL implementation for Solaris on x86 and deliver an open, standards-based development environment.
Posted 2004-10-12, 22:38 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Sun Helps Major European Bank Reduce Operational Risk
The Sun Fire V20z server delivers the highest price/performance ratios available on the market (see the latest independent benchmark by SAP Sales & Distribution Standard Application dated August 8, 2004). Moreover, the AMD Opteron processor-based architecture offers both 32 and 64 bit applications, enabling the firm to gain maximum advantage from its existing investments. In addition, the integrated service processor provides the possibility to remotely manage and supervise the equipment on site, reducing operational expenses.
More: Supercomputing Online
Posted 2004-09-29, 20:33 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
VeriSign Selects Solaris x86 Operating System for Performance, Value and Security
"VeriSign supports Sun's Solaris x86 OS, and their extension onto the AMD/Intel platform. Aside from the augmented levels of performance, Sun's Solaris platform enables VeriSign to extract great value from our intelligent infrastructure," said Ari Balogh, senior vice president of operations and infrastructure, VeriSign. "We plan to deploy Solaris on hundreds of Opteron servers in our data centers, where initial tests have already proven reliability and substantial reductions in TCO."
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Posted 2004-09-28, 09:50 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Unix Days, Gdansk, Poland
October 14-15, 2004, Gdansk, Poland. The conference is devoted to Unix in general with a strong emphasis on Solaris. Main topics are number crunching clusters, Apache, Solaris 10, Zones and DTrace.
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Posted 2004-09-23, 20:18 GMT by Mariusz Zynel