Solaris partnership

IBM and Sun team up on OpenSolaris

A mainframe version of the OpenSolaris operating system is now available for download, IBM and Sun have announced.

IBM and Sun call the mainframe port a prototype. It was designed by Sine Nomine Associates, a research and engineering firm, with financial and technical support from IBM and Sun.

Sine Nomine also is developing a Java software port for the mainframe, which should be available in late 2009 or early 2010.

The IBM/Sun partnership also includes an agreement for Solaris to run on x86 servers and blades, and an IBM endorsement of Sun's xVM virtualisation initiative.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags technologyIBMSun MicrosystemssolarisOpenSolaris

Show Comments
[]