Climb Ev'ry mountain, Solaris
By vtatkar on Nov 19, 2010
On the lighter side, here is an interesting story of Solaris being used by the autonomous Audi TTS to scale Pike's Peak.
In the description is this interesting nugget:,
The Autonomous Audi TTS Pikes Peak integrates advanced algorithms, the Oracle Java real-Time System (Java RTS), Oracle Solaris and GPS with safety and navigation systems found in stock Audi TTS models to maintain control at a physical performance extreme.
Java and Oracle Solaris provide a significant advancement over traditional execution models in terms of reliability, transparency, debugging capability, programming model, predictable response-time characteristics, and cost.