Sun and Intel Celebrate One Year Together
By rebekah on Jan 22, 2008
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Sun/Intel strategic alliance announced on Jan. 22, 2007. Over the past year, the combination of brilliant engineering minds from both companies has resulted in significant advances, both hardware and software. Check it out:
Xeon performance optimizations and chip enablers, resulting in
increased performance and power management, better virtualization and
- Sun Studio compiler optimizations for Xeon
- Performance optimizations for Java
- Code delivered into OpenSolaris to enable Xeon-specific features such as virtualization, power optimization and wireless support
- Sun xVM Server being optimized for Intel Virtualization Technology
- Four new Xeon-based products: Sun Fire X4150 and Sun Fire X4450 rackmount servers, Sun Blade X6250 server module, and Sun Ultra 24 Workstation
- World record benchmarks on the Sun Fire X4450 and Sun Blade X6250 servers
Check out this page to learn how the Sun and Intel collaboration gives you more hardware and software options in the datacenter -- even if you're using Xeon-based servers from Dell, HP or IBM. And go here to see a video of Sun & Intel execs discussing the alliance of both companies and their technology.
Look for continued progress in year two of the Sun/Intel alliance, such as additional Sun systems based on Intel Xeon architecture, and further work to optimize/enhance Solaris and Java for Xeon.