Intel, Sun Hint at Future Plans

 
 
By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2007-04-17 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After announcing their new partnership three months ago, the two companies were in China together this week at Intel's Developer Forum.

Three months after announcing that it would form a new partnership with Intel, Sun Microsystems will offer a window into what the collaboration could hold for the future.

At Intels Developer Forum in Beijing, China on April 17, Sun executives will be on hand to demonstrate its Solaris operating system working a system powered by a dual-core Xeon 5100 processor.
On Jan. 22, Intel and Sun announced a new partnership that will lead to Sun building Xeon-based, x86 servers and workstations by the end of 2007.
For its half of the partnership, Intel, of Santa Clara, Calif., will now support Solaris and will encourage ISVs to support Solaris on Xeon platforms. This part of the collaboration will give Sun access to a much broader audience and Intel will also support open-source communities from Sun. Click here to read more about Sun and Apache. The two companies have been mum about where the first Xeon-based Sun products will appear, but Suns presence at the show indicates that the two companies are well on their way toward developing new products.
Intel did note that the Solaris OS demonstration was using a Xeon processor equipped with its Dynamic Power technology, which allow a processors two cores to be power managed independently. This makes it possible for one core to shut down. In addition to showing off Solaris, Intel also showed off Microsofts Windows Server, code-named Longhorn, running on systems using Xeon processors. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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