Friday Jan 23, 2009

Sun, Intel, and OpenSolaris

As we all know, Intel is quite a big contributor to the opensolaris project.

Here's a short, but great summary by our friend Dave Steward at Intel, of the things they contributed and achieved over the last couple of years !

Great job !

Wednesday Aug 20, 2008

Intel Developer Forum 2008

IDF 2008 is happening right now, from August 19 to 21 in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

Sun is a Gold Sponsor, and we have a great booth (#501 - check it out of you are there).

We're showing some new Intel-based hardware,  Java performance on Xeon, developer tools such as Sun Studio 12, and OpenSolaris 2008.05 running Sun xVM VirtualBox.

In addition, we are participating in the Eco Community and Virtualization Community showing the Sun xVM Server and the Sun xVM OpsCenter.

I spent most of yesterday to set up the demo, on an Intel-based laptop, running OpenSolaris 2008.05 (upgraded to built snv_94 though), and Sun xVM VirtualBox.

In VirtualBox, I had created a coupe of guests, one running Windows XP, one Ubuntu Desktop 8.0.4.

It's very easy to showcase great features such as fullscreen mode, seamless mode, amongst many others.

As Shared Folders in VirtualBox are not there yet for an OpenSolaris host, I created a ZFS filesystem on the host, and exposed (shared) it as a CIFS server. It was then very easy to connect to it in the Windows XP guest, using "My Networks".

(more details on this in a later blog entry)

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