News about SPARC systems and related companies
2001, July week 4
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|Sun Microsystems||900 MHz SPARC Chips will Ship in 90 Days||
| DALLA, TX - July 30, 2001
- Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Texas Instruments Incorporated, confirmed today
that copper interconnect-based versions of the UltraSPARC III microprocessor
have passed all internal qualifications tests and are planned for shipment in
Sun Blade 1000 workstations within the next 90 days.|
At 900 MHz, the new version of the UltraSPARC III processor combines copper interconnect with low-K dielectric, and a 100 nanometer gate transistor to maintain its status as the world's fastest commercially available 64-bit workstation-server processor.
David Yen, vice president and general manager, Sun Microsystems Processor Products Group said: "Implementing copper, low-K dielectric and a new transistor deliver a triple play in giving us enhanced flexibility to field new variations of the UltraSPARC III chip that offer higher clock speeds, lower power consumption, greater reliability, lower memory latency andother features essential for workstation and server computing. While clock frequency speed bumps have their benefits, working with TI, we focus our engineering program on developing processors that deliver real-world application performance and end-customer value." ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comments:- in the old days, when markets changed less quickly, you'd have to wait till the 2x clock speedup to 1.4GHz, sometime next year, before seeing another processor generation. But with Pentium workstations running faster than SPARC, and the risk of losing some of its captive base, Sun couldn't afford to wait. This 900MHz SPARC product will leapfrog past all current Pentium processors in performance and increase user confidence that Sun is taking the competition seriously. If you own SUNW shares, you can probably expect those to rise at this news also.
|JNI||JNI Corp Appoints Cisco
Systems Group VP to Board of Directors |
SAN DIEGO, July 30, 2001 JNI® Corporation today announced Sylvia Summers-Dubrevil, group vice president at Cisco Systems, has been appointed to the JNI Board of Directors, increasing the board to seven members.
"Sylvia brings a wealth of network, storage, computer industry and semiconductor experience to JNI's board," said Neal Waddington, president and CEO. "Her international experience, as well as her operational experience at both Cisco and StorageTek will be of great benefit to JNI as we continue our development and maturation toward being an industry leading company." ...JNI profile
|Wind River Systems
|Wind River´s Tornado
for Managed Switches Software Helps Performance Technologies Meet Time-to-Market
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 30, 2001 Wind River Systems, Inc. today awarded Performance Technologies, Inc. its "Cool Customer Design" award for the IPnexus CPC4400 embedded Ethernet switch. This fast, flexible, feature-rich 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching solution includes Wind River´s Tornado® for Managed Switches (TMS), the industry´s first fully integrated software solution for the control and management of any layer 2 or layer 3 switching device.
Designed to operate in demanding embedded telecom environments, the IPnexus Ethernet switch is a robust switching solution for customers looking to quickly and successfully launch carrier-grade IP products. The switch is capable of moving IP traffic either within a standard CompactPCI® chassis, or over an embedded Ethernet network. The latter, known as the CompactPCI/Packet Switching Backplane architecture, was developed by Performance Technologies and is currently being standardized by the PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG®) 2.16 subcommittee. This revolutionary architecture preserves the mechanical, power, and hot-swap attributes of CompactPCI while dramatically improving data throughput, scalability, and reliability.
"We chose Wind River´s TMS software solution to meet our time-to-market goals and still develop a break-through product for packet-based networking and communications," said John Grana, vice president of software at Performance Technologies. "Wind River´s product reliability is high. They provide excellent product support and were eager to team with us on the technology. The integrated TMS software solution gave us the ability to offer an extensible, feature-rich, highly reliable platform in a timeframe that met our product delivery window that´s the competitive advantage." ...Performance Technologies profile, ...Wind River Systems profile
Prestigious SunTone Certified Status|
DUBLIN, CA, July 25, 2001 Sanrise Group, Inc., a privately held global managed storage service provider, announced today that its sanrise spectrum product and services portfolio has been successfully certified by the SunTone Certification and Branding Program for its availability, reliability and performance standards.
|The portfolio is comprised of
three industry leading components:
In addition, it was announced that sanrise underscored its commitment to quality by becoming a member of the SunTone Architectural Council for Storage Services, a committee comprised of leading technical experts from around the world.
"The fusion of best of breed hardware and software components from SUN coupled with sanrise's unique set of next generation data storage solutions, creates a new paradigm for the global enterprise marketplace," said David Schneider, sanrise president and CEO. "The SunTone Certification of storagetone further validates the quality of sanrise's state-of-the-art data storage solutions and positions sanrise as a leading storage solutions provider. We are very proud to be participating in the SunTone program to provide customers with the peace of mind and certainty that our world-class data storage solutions have been successfully evaluated and approved," said Schneider.
"SunTone certification for Storage Services is based on stringent specifications Sun has developed in collaboration with other industry leaders," said Kathleen Holmgren, vice president of Sun's Storage Systems Product Group. "Customers can rest assured that sanrise's data storage solutions are built and managed according to industry best practices and high quality standards established by the SunTone program." ...Sanrise profile
||New Tatung SPARC brochure
July 25, 2001 - Tatung has released a new UltraSPARC product brochure. If you are looking for new SPARC hardware, the latest Tatung SPARC brochure is what you need. It offers a clear overview of Tatung's SPARC platform and also gives you a picture of what the slogan "One time fullfilment@tatung" is all about. Just send a request by e-mail to the Tatung sales department in your area. ...Tatung Science & Technology profile
|Solarcom||Solarcom to Conduct a
Series of Five Seminars on Internetworking in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC|
Atlanta - July 24, 2001 - Solarcom, the largest IT Infrastructure Solutions Provider in the Southeast announces plans to conduct a Series of Lunch N Learn Seminars held each Thursday during the month of August from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Airport Marriott in Greenville-Spartanburg, SC.
"The focus of our Lunch N Learn Seminars is to provide our existing and prospective customers insight into top-of-mind topics in the world of Information Technology," says Randy Hicks, Vice President of Marketing for Solarcom. "These topics will include Active Directory/Windows 2000 Upgrade/Terminal Server, Internet Connectivity, Virtual Private Networks, Managed Network Services and Storage Technology."
Charles R. Cronin, Solarcom's National Director of Internetworking, will conduct each of the five seminars. Cronin has achieved expert status as a systems engineer with certifications in MCSE, MCNE, Compaq ASE, IBM PSE, and MCT.
Cronin states, "Having a reliable, high performance internetworking system is critical to business processes and staying ahead of the technology evolution is a primary concern for Network Managers. These seminars are designed for IT decision makers who want to explore advanced internetworking strategies involving security, managed services, VPN's and internetworking via the Internet. The key issues are impacting how well businesses serve their customers internally and externally." ...Solarcom profile
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