|| ||"Crystal Dahlen" <Crystal.Dahlen-AT-bitepr.com>|
|| ||Sun and Wind River partner to deliver carrier grade Linux on UltraSPARC T2 processor|
|| ||Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:53:39 -0700|
Sun and Wind River Partner to Deliver Carrier Grade Linux for
Next-Generation Networking on Sun's UltraSPARC(R) T2 Processor
Platform Helps Customers Accelerate Delivery of High-Performance
Multicore-Enabled Applications, Sun Netra Systems Will Be First
Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2008
Booth #1929 and #2118
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA)
and Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND) today announced that Wind
River will port its Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) and Workbench development
suite to Sun's UltraSPARC T2 chip multithreading (CMT) processor. Wind
River Platform for Network Equipment, Linux Edition, will be the first
carrier grade Linux for Sun's CMT processors. With this announcement,
Sun and Wind River will be providing the networking industry with a
fully integrated, optimized and tested solution of the industry's
leading multicore processing hardware and CGL, enabling companies to
quickly develop and deploy next-generation enabled networking
applications. Sun's Netra Carrier Grade rack servers and ATCA blades
will be the first CMT systems to run Wind River Carrier Grade Linux.
"Sun has taken an important step today in becoming a mainstream
processor vendor for the embedded market," said Mike Knudsen, vice
president of marketing for Sun's Microelectronics unit. "The embedded
industry is at the cusp of a shift toward CMT architectures, and Sun is
poised to be a serious player in that market. Today is a milestone in
our emergence as a processor vendor to the broader industry."
"Today's device designs demand more processing power, higher
reliability, and increased application intelligence," said John
Bruggeman, chief marketing officer for Wind River. "Combining Sun's CMT
processing technology with Wind River's industry-leading Carrier Grade
Linux platform and tool suite for multicore application development,
delivers a solid foundation from which device software developers can
design smart, high-performance applications with a competitive edge."
CMT and Embedded Market
With today's announcement, Sun can deliver the benefits of CMT processor
technology to embedded systems designers, enabling them to increase
system throughput performance by as much as three times compared to
competing, network-based processor designs. CMT also dramatically lowers
processor parts counts by a third or more and cuts power and heat
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" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation,
community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in
more than 100 countries an on the Web at http://sun.com.
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO).
Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software
faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms
are pre-integrated, fully standardized, enterprise-wide development
solutions. They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and
reliability at all phases of the device software development process,
from concept to deployed product.
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California,
with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at
www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.
Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, The Network is the Computer, and
UltraSPARC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems,
Inc. in the United States and other countries. All SPARC trademarks are
used under license and are trademarks or registered trademarks of SPARC
International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Products
bearing SPARC trademarks are based upon an architecture developed by Sun
Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
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