Platform Helps Customers Accelerate Delivery of High-Performance Multi-threaded Applications; Available Today on UltraSPARC T2-based Sun Netra(TM) Systems and Blade ServersSANTA CLARA, Calif. -- March 17, 2009
-- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA - News) today announced that Wind River has completed the port of Wind River Linux 3.0 and Workbench development suite to Sun's chip multi-threaded (CMT) UltraSPARC(R) T2 processor. Wind River Linux 3.0 is the first Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) available for Sun's open CMT processor platforms and will run on Sun Netra(TM) T5220 servers and Netra(TM) CP3260 ATCA Blade Servers, as well as the UltraSPARC T2 Reference Design Kit available at http://www.sun.com/products/microelectronics/support.jsp
. More information on Sun's Netra(TM) servers is available at http://www.sun.com/servers/netra/products.jsp
With this announcement, Sun and Wind River are providing the networking industry with a fully integrated, optimized and tested solution of the industry's leading multi-core processing hardware and CGL, enabling companies to quickly develop and deploy next-generation networking applications.
"The combination of Sun's enterprise class UltraSPARC CMT platforms and Wind River's Carrier Grade Linux gives telecom and networking system developers a new and significantly superior vehicle for delivering their most mission critical applications to enterprise and service provider customers," said Mike Knudsen, vice president, Sun OEM.
"Implementing high-performance multicore processing solutions into networking elements offers many benefits to telecom and networking equipment providers," said Mike Langlois, general manager of the Networking and Telecommunications Business Unit at Wind River. "By leveraging an integrated solution like Sun's UltraSPARC T2 and Wind River's multicore-aware Linux and development tools, equipment providers can develop sophisticated applications that fully exploit the use of each core for ultimate performance, cost and throughput efficiency."CMT and the Embedded Market
Today's announcement highlights the openness of Sun's CMT platform and substantially expands the range of embedded system applications that can be served with Sun's CMT technology. It also brings the benefits of Sun's CMT processors, such as low power per thread, integrated crypto functionality, dual on-board 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network interface units, and industry standard bus interconnect technology, to a wide range of embedded system applications such as load balancing, routing, security and application acceleration.
In August 2007, Sun introduced the UltraSPARC T2 processor, the world's fastest commodity processor. An eight-core, 64-thread processor, the UltraSPARC T2 is powered by less than 95 watts (nominal) with less than two watts per thread, boasts the most functionality, and lowest wattage per core and thread of any processor in its class.About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer(TM)” -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com