Interesting article on Sun's collaboration with Intel to improve performance

This isn't specifically to do with patching, but here's an interesting article from Intel detailing some of the work Intel and Sun have been doing to maximize Solaris performance on "Nehalem" Xeon 5500 series systems, enabling Solaris to leverage the advanced features of the chip set.

Please note that this does not in any way imply anything negative about SPARC.  Solaris is committed to supporting both x86/x64 and SPARC architectures to give you choice.

Comments:

Gerry, if you have the opportunity, could you please fill us in on quarterly patch releases?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/193865/suns_solaris_now_getting_quarterly_security_patches.html?tk=rss_news

Is this an official bundle on top of the usual patch releases, or does this mean patches are no longer released ad-hoc (i.e. whenever they are ready) but only in step with the quarterly schedule?

Thanks for any info... -c

Posted by Craig S. Bell on April 12, 2010 at 10:31 AM IST #

Hi Craig,

There's nothing like folks jumping to conclusions, is there ? 2+2=5.

What you are going to see going forward is the best of both worlds.

We will be providing quarterly CPUs (Critical Patch Updates) in line with the standard Oracle model. This enables customers to plan ahead and know when a CPU is due.

But we will also be continuing to release individual patches asynchronously as soon as they become available, as well as the Recommended OS Clusters of Solaris patches which are updated whenever a patch matching their inclusion criteria is released. This enables customers to get the earliest possible access to bug fixes.

BTW: You can click on the headings for each Cluster type on http://sunsolve.sun.com/show.do?target=patches/patch-access to see their inclusion criteria or read the cluster READMEs.

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Posted by Gerry Haskins on May 06, 2010 at 03:18 AM IST #

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