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
Oracle 10g for Solaris x86
Long awaited Oracle Database 10g Release 1 is now available for Solaris x86. Go to download page.
Posted 2004-09-23, 14:19 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
Solaris 10 makes top story on eWeek
Solaris 10 is currently making the front page "Top stories" feature on eWeek.
Seems to be nice positive feedback, and more information on where Sun is going.
Posted 2004-09-21, 00:02 GMT by Laurent Blume
CHELSIO COMMUNICATIONS TO PROVIDE 10Gb ETHERNET AND PROTOCOL ACCELERATION FOR SUN MICROSYSTEMS? SOLARIS OS
Sunnyvale, CA, Aug. 31, 2004 ? Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leader in 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards and protocol acceleration technology, today announced it is collaborating with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to develop drivers for Chelsio?s family of performance-leading 10Gb Ethernet Server Adapters to run on the Solaris? Operating System (Solaris OS) for SPARCŽ, AMDŽ Opteron? and IntelŽ XeonŽ-processor based systems.
Chelsio is currently shipping the driver for the Solaris OS for its N110 10Gb Ethernet NIC and will have a driver available for its T110 10Gb Ethernet Protocol Engine adapter later this year. The T110 is the only 10Gb Ethernet adapter available in the market today that supports full TCP/IP offload engine (TOE), iSCSI acceleration and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) in hardware, delivering the industry?s highest performance solution. Chelsio?s T110 was recently benchmarked and independently verified to deliver more than double the throughput and up to five times the CPU efficiency of competitor?s 10Gb Ethernet adapters available today (See Chelsio news announcement dated August 4: http://www.chelsio.com/news/pr_080404.htm).
Additionally, Chelsio is working with Sun to optimize its TOE/RDMA technology for the new high-performance TCP/IP architecture in Solaris (known as project FireEngine), to provide customers with significant performance advantages and cost savings.
?Our customers are continually seeking higher levels of performance for their most demanding network server applications. The combination of 10Gb Ethernet and the streamlined IP Stack in Solaris 10 will enable us to deliver unprecedented network performance,? said Glenn Weinberg, vice president, Operating Platforms Group at Sun. ?Our partnership with Chelsio will benefit customers by providing higher throughput and lower latency capabilities for their IT infrastructures.?
?Sun has been an excellent partner for Chelsio, as both companies share a common vision for enabling high-performance network computing,? said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio. ?We are proud to be a member of the Solaris ecosystem with our high performance 10Gb Ethernet adapters and are excited to be working with Sun to bring the proven benefits of our protocol acceleration technology to the Solaris OS.?
About Chelsio Communications Chelsio Communications is pioneering the convergence of data and storage networking with its robust, high-performance protocol acceleration technology. Featuring a highly scalable architecture, Chelsio is shipping 10-Gigabit Ethernet adapter cards with protocol offload in hardware, which delivers the low latency and superior throughput required for high-performance computing applications. For more information, visit the company online at www.chelsio.com.
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Posted 2004-09-03, 00:18 GMT by Tim Helms