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editor:- January 29, 2007 - my recently published article:- "the Next 3 Years in the SPARC Server Market - (2007 to 2009)" has struck a chord with SPARC readers.

It's the most popular SPARC article in the past few years. ...read the article

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BakBone in Sun's Sights?


editor:- January 24, 2007 - an article published on CRN.com speculates that BakBone Software may soon be acquired by Sun.

BTW BakBone Software has had many accounting problems in recent years - and its founders started a new company called Cofio Software last September.

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Sun Returns to Profitability

SANTA CLARA, Calif - January 23, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. reported results today for its fiscal second quarter, which ended December 31, 2006.

Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 were $3.566 billion, an increase of 7% as compared with $3.337 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. The year-over-year revenue increase was due to sales of SPARC chip multithreading servers and x64-based servers as well as the increased acceptance of the Solaris 10 Operating System.

Computer Systems products revenues increased 14% year-over-year, the fourth consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. Net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 on a GAAP basis was $126 million. ...Sun Microsystems profile


Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing

editor:- January 19, 2007 - an article published today in ITJungle,com discusses Solaris Versus Linux Support Pricing.



Sun Announces Faster SPARC Chips
SANTA CLARA, Calif - January 18, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced it has successfully completed the tapeout of its new "Rock" processor.

The "Rock" processor is Sun's next-generation, high-end SPARC CMT product line which will ship in the second half of calendar 2008.

Sun also announced today a faster version of its UltraSPARC T1 processor which runs at 1.4GHz and can deliver 30% higher throughput than the existing 1.2GHz processor. ...Sun Microsystems profile, storage chips


OpenVZ Virtualization Software Available for Sun UltraSPARC T1

HERNDON, Va., January 2, 2007 - The OpenVZ project today announced its open source virtualization software is available for servers using Sun's UltraSPARC T1 processor.

Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project said porting OpenVZ software to the the UltraSPARC T1 processor was a simple procedure since 95% of the code is platform-independent. OpenVZ is easily portable across different architectures and the project currently supports servers using x86, x86_64, IA64 and Power 64-bit processors.

OpenVZ is operating system-level server virtualization software technology, built on Linux, which creates multiple isolated, secure virtual environments on a single physical server - enabling greater server utilization and superior availability with fewer performance penalties. The virtual servers ensure that applications do not conflict and can be re-booted independently. With the power of Sun's UltraSPARC T1 processor, hardware is often under utilized. With virtualization technology, the server can effectively be split into many small ones, each running its tasks so that the whole server is utilized more efficiently.

"Having open source virtualization software for Sun servers, such as the Sun Fire T2000, is great news for our users," said Fadi Azhari, director of marketing, OpenSPARC, Sun Microsystems. "The addition of operating system-level virtualization technology provided by the OpenVZ project provides even greater value by helping to increase utilization rates without impacting performance of SPARC-based servers."

SPARC system users will be able to provision physical servers to run applications on virtual servers, rather than a full physical server. The OpenVZ project makes available templates that allow for almost instant (in many cases about a minute) provisioning of a virtual server. ...OpenVZ, Solaris Migration, Storage Industry Trade Associations
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