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Up to 8 cores (12 mm2, 8 threads, 2 instruction pipelines + 1 floating point unit + 1 stream processing unit -cryptographic, 8KB data cache + 16KB instruction cache per core) at 900 MHz – 1.4GHz, up to 64 threads per CPU, up to 64 FB-DIMMs, 4 memory controllers, 8 x fully pipelined floating point units (FPUs), 1 security co-processor for each core, dual 10Gbit Ethernet and PCI-E integrated onto chip, 4MB L2 cache (8 banks), 60+GB/S memory bandwidth, < 95 watts nominal, 123 watts max, up to 64 LDOMS. Meet the UltraSPARC T2 Processor
(August 07, 2007)

Sun, the leader in carrier-grade telco servers, has brought its industry-leading experience to the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) space, to create the Netra ATCA Blade Server family, the industry's best for Choice, Innovation, and Value. (April 08, 2006)

AdvancedTCA and Sun Microsystems: A Technical Overview of Sun’s AdvancedTCA

ZFS is here !

Solaris Express Community Release Build 27
: Available for download and not includes ZFS !!! (November 16, 2005)
ZFS is a new kind of filesystem that provides simple administration, transactional semantics, end-to-end data integrity, and immense scalability. ZFS is not an incremental improvement to existing technology; it is a fundamentally new approach to data management. We've blown away 20 years of obsolete assumptions, eliminated complexity at the source, and created a storage system that's actually a pleasure to use.
Learn more about ZFS...

Sun Announces Sun Studio 11: Available for FREE! (November 15, 2005)
"Sun Studio 11 software is the latest release of record-setting, optimizing compilers and tools for the C, C++ and Fortran developer. This release delivers the highest optimizations and the best performance in the development of scalable 32-bit and 64-bit applications on Sun's newest hardware platforms including the latest multi-core UltraSPARC, x64 and x86 platforms. And Sun Studio 11 software now removes the price barrier and is available for Free!"

Oracle Selects the Solaris 10 Operating System as Its Preferred Open Source 64-bit Development and Deployment Environment: Read the full story (November 15, 2005)
"SANTA CLARA, Calif. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL - News) and Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW - News) today announced that Oracle has chosen the Solaris(TM) 10 Operating System (OS), Sun's multi-platform, open source OS, as its preferred development and deployment platform for most x64 architectures, including x64 (x86, 64-bit) AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon processor-based systems and Sun's UltraSPARC®-based systems. The Solaris 10 OS will be used throughout Oracle's development organization. Oracle also plans to release and ship 64- bit versions of all Oracle products on the Solaris OS prior to or simultaneous with the release of its products on other operating systems."

Meet the UltraSPARC T1: 32 Threads in 2 Square Inches (November 14, 2005)
"Until now, two threads per core or two cores per processor was the best you could get for mainstream, commercial computing. Now, the UltraSPARC T1, with its onboard memory subsystem, changes everything. The UltraSPARC T1 processor gives you up to eight processing cores with four threads per core. It's like a rack of servers on one chip. With up to 32 simultaneous threads in one incredibly low-power, low-heat processor, you gain the high-volume throughput you need, while saving millions on power and cooling costs. The new standard is here, get ready to move ahead – faster and cooler than ever before."

Throughput Computing White Paper

Software Express for Solaris 10/05: Available for download (October 19, 2005)
Solaris Express 10/05 (or Nevada Build 23) has been released. As always check Dan Price's blog for list of the Notable New Features in Solaris "Nevada", Build 23 (10/2005).

Secure Global Desktop Software 4.2 and Secure Global Desktop Software 4.2 clients available for download (September 27, 2005)

StarOffice 8 Released ! Get free trail (September 27, 2005)

Software Express for Solaris 9/05: Available for download (September 20, 2005)
Solaris Express 9/05 (or Nevada Build 21) has been released. As always check Dan Price's blog for list of the Notable New Features in Solaris "Nevada", Build 21 (09/2005).

Sun Ray Server Software 3.1: Released (September 12, 2005)
Check out the SunRay-Users Mailing List web site for detailed documentation.

Software Express for Solaris 8/05: Available for download (August 23, 2005)
Solaris Express 08/05 (or Nevada Build 19) has been released. Thanks goes to Dan Price for listing the Notable New Features in Solaris "Nevada", Build 19 (08/2005).

New Sun Workstation: Sun Ultra 20 Workstation (July 4, 2005)
"Featuring the AMD Opteron Processor The Sun Ultra 20 Workstation and the AMD Opteron processor deliver 64-bit and 32-bit binary compatibility, platform choice, and industry-leading price/performance." Enjoy!

Adobe Reader 7.0 for Solaris (SPARC): Available for download (June 24, 2005)
Adobe Systems Inc. has made Adobe Reader 7.0 available for the Sun Solaris SPARC platform. Looks excellent and loads pretty fast! Now is the time for a Solaris x86 port :P

Software Express for Solaris 6/05: Available for download (June 22, 2005)
Major new functionalities - a "massive upgrade". Check out Dan Price's weblog to find out all about the new features in Solaris "Nevada", Build 15 (06/2005)

iSCSI Documentation: at (June 22, 2005)
Some of the official iSCSI documentation for Solaris Express is now available at

Solaris Security Toolkit 4.1 release: (June 16, 2005)
Solaris Security Toolkit 4,1 is available now with full support of the Solaris Software Support Service Plans or the SunSpectrum Service Plan contract. Formerly known as the JumpStart Architecture and Security Scripts (JASS) toolkit, it provides a flexible and extensible mechanism to harden and audit the Solaris OS.

OpenSolaris: OPENING DAY! (June 14, 2005)
The OpenSolaris project is an open source operating system, a community development effort and a place for collaboration and conversation about OpenSolaris technology. It is aimed at developers and users who want to develop and improve operating systems. The OpenSolaris technology represents cutting edge operating system design, but the innovation is just getting started!

ehaaaa: OpenSolaris is LIVE ! GREAT JOB SUN!
(June 14, 2005)

Sun Ray Server Software 3 Update 1 Alpha: Available for download (May 2, 2005)
SRSS now works on both Solaris 10 SPARC and x86 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)! Check out the documentation and the Release Notes to find what's new for this "Alpha" release.

Software Express for Solaris 4/05: Available for download (April 23, 2005)
Check out the Solaris Express Release and Installation Documentation Collection to see what's new in this release.

Solaris 10 Encryption Supplement: Available for download (April 20, 2005)
The supplement adds 256 bit AES and 448 bit Blowfish. DES, 3DES, 128 bit AES, blowfish and RC4 are already in the standard Solaris 10 GA release.

BigAdmin: Sun's BigAdmin web site has a new design (March 30, 2005)

Mediacast: beta site (March 30, 2005)
Mediacast is space open to Sun employees for sharing media files of all types. There are some pretty interesting presentations available for download.

Software Express for Solaris 3/05: Available for download (March 29, 2005)
Dan Price lists in his blog what's new for this release.

StarOffice 8: Beta version available for download (February 18, 2005)
StarOffice Office Suite is the world's leading office productivity suite on the Solaris OS and Linux, and the leading alternative office suite on Windows. Find out what's new in the Guide to New Features document.

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1: Service pack 4 available (February 17, 2005)
Service Pack 4 is a full product install of the Sun Java System Web Server. The product is unlimited and free for use in development, staging, and testing of Web applications. A license is required for use in a production or deployment environment. You can find more information in the Release Notes.

Solaris 10 Released: Solaris 10 is now officially a production release. Download it today! (February 1, 2005)
Sun has released Solaris 10 today - packed with tons of new features like Solaris Containers, DTrace, Predictive Self-Healing, improved security, dramatically improved network performance, lets you use your favorite platform (UltraSPARC, FUJITSU SPARC64, AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon) and all of this - FREE !

OpenSolaris: Open for business (January 25, 2005)
Sun takes first steps to open source the Solaris Operating System.

Sun Studio 10: Sun Studio 10 Released (January 25, 2005)
Sun Studio compilers and tools are now available on 64-bit AMD Opteron and SPARC Solaris 10 platforms. With this release, Sun Studio 10 software extends its development environment to the AMD64 architecture and delivers reliable, scalable and high performance applications for the Solaris 10 Operating System.

Sun Studio 10: Documentation available
Sun Studio 10 for Solaris Platforms Documentation is available at For the Linux Platform documentation index click here.

Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment: Version 2.4 of the Sun StorADE Enterprise Edition is available for download (December 4, 2004)
The Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment (StorADE) delivers monitoring and diagnostics for Sun's Network Storage fibre channel products and a limited number of Network Storage SCSI products. StorADE provides real-time data collection, alarms, revision checking, guided FRU isolation, and a single point of integration for fault management of these devices. StorADE also enables remote monitoring and remote services for storage devices.

Sun Ray Server Software: Version 3.0 of SRSS is available for download
Sun Ray Server Software creates a secure, cost effective, zero-administration desktop environment for enterprise, education, government, and technical customers. Sun Ray Server Software delivers substantial return on investment (ROI), coexists with existing back-end infrastructure (Microsoft Windows, Mainframe, etc.), offers multiplatform support (the Linux and Solaris Operating Systems), and virtually eliminates client virus threats.

OpenSolaris: Innovation Matters
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