Vol 72 Issue 2 2004-02-09 Article 12267 from section "News"

Runs Solaris[TM] Operating System, Red Hat and SUSE Linux

Sun has introduced a server, the Sun Fire[TM] V20z, that incorporates
dual AMD Opteron x86 32-/64-bit processors and is capable of running the
Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) as well
as Red Hat and SUSE Linux at price lower than IBM's Opteron offerings.

Simultaneous with the news about the Sun Fire V20z server, Sun also
announced innovations to the Sun Fire[TM] B1600 blade platform,
including the new Sun Fire[TM] B200x dual processor x86 blade and the
newest edition of Sun's N1[TM] Grid Provisioning Server, which allows
customers to seamlessly mix, match and manage x86 and UltraSPARC[R]
blades running either the Solaris OS or Linux as one pool of resources.

Under the Sun and AMD alliance, with the Sun Java[TM] Enterprise System
and N1[TM] Grid Engine on the Solaris OS for the AMD Opteron processor,
customers can also benefit from the seamless scalability from single
systems to entire compute farms. Sun and AMD also intend to work jointly
with the Linux community to define and promote a 64-bit UNIX[R]-Linux
Application Binary Interface (ABI) to enable further interoperability.
UNIX and Linux applications will be able to run natively on any
operating systems supporting this ABI.

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