Archive | 2003

Fujitsu, LSI Logic, Supermicro and Bell Microproducts Deliver First Serial Attached SCSI Solution

System Integrators and Resellers Gain Access to SAS Server Product Ahead of OEM Platforms SAN JOSE , Calif. December 17, 2003 Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Alienware, a leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, and professional systems, will utilize the Fujitsu MHT-BH 2.5" 9.5mm mobile hard disk drive (HDD) with Serial-ATA (SATA) interface in its Read more [...]

SUN ATTACKS COMPUTING COST AND COMPLEXITY WITH NEW x86 BLADE AND NETRA SYSTEMS RUNNING SOLARIS OS OR LINUX AND JAVA ENTERPRISE SYSTEM

New x86 and UltraSPARC Systems Provide Customers Greater Flexibility and Choice for Scaling Out Enterprise and Telecom Computing BERLIN Decemeber 3, 2003 SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion - December 3, 2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced it has expanded its x86 Blade and Netra system portfolio. Sun's new x86 systems with Solaris or Linux offer customers a lower cost "out-of-the-box" alternative, delivering up to 13 times lower acquisition costs over Microsoft Windows Read more [...]

SUN ANNOUNCES VAST PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS, BREAKTHROUGH DIAGNOSTIC CAPABILITIES TO SOLARIS OS ON SPARC, INTEL AND AMD OPTERON PROCESSOR-BASED SYSTEMS

More Than 3,000 Customers, Including Xerox, Enjoy Access To Innovative New Features Through Solaris OS Distributions BERLIN Decemeber 3, 2003 SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion - December 3, 2003 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced significant updates to its Solaris Operating System (OS) and additional support for its "military-grade" Trusted Solaris Operating System. In addition, unlike competitors such as HP, which has end-of-lifed certain UNIX offerings such as its Alpha Read more [...]

Oracle® Database 10g on Fujitsu® PRIMEPOWERT 2500 Server Sets World Record For Very Large Data Warehousing Performance

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. November 20, 2003 Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL) today underscored why so many customers run the Oracle Database for their decision-support needs by announcing a world-record TPC-H 1000GB (one terabyte) benchmark result for Oracle(r) Database 10g. Running on a Fujitsu® PRIMEPOWER™ 2500 server with 64 SPARC64 processors on the Solaris 9 operating system, Oracle Database 10g achieved a record-breaking 34,492.5 QphH@1000GB at a price performance of (EUR)156/QphH@1000GB. Read more [...]

SUN EXTENDS SOFTWARE LEADERSHIP BY OFFERING THE SUN JAVA ENTERPRISE SYSTEM AND SOLARIS(TM) OS ON 64-BIT AMD OPTERON[tm] PROCESSOR PLATFORM

Team to Deliver Volume Market Opportunities for ISVs, Partners and Customers With Industrial Strength, Affordable Platform on the AMD Opteron Processor Sun And AMD to Offer New iForce Partner Program for the AMD Opteron Processor COMDEX, Las Vegas November 17, 2003 With today's announcement that Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and AMD (NYSE: AMD) have formed an alliance to deliver a broad range of AMD Opteron[tm] processor-based systems, Sun also announced it plans to offer its Java Enterprise Read more [...]

SUN CRANKS UP THE VOLUME ON TECHNICAL COMPUTING WITH WORKSTATION PRICE CUTS AND PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS

Price of Sun Blade 2000 Workstation Cut by 30 Percent; Sun Blade(TM) 150 Workstation Now Boasts Double the Memory, Storage Capacity, and a DVD-ROM Drive at No Additional Cost SANTA CLARA, Calif. November 11, 2003 Ever increasing its price-performance value in the 64-bit technical computing market, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced performance enhancements to the Sun Blade 150 workstation and a price cut to the Sun Blade 2000 workstation. The Sun Blade 150 workstation will feature Read more [...]

SUN ESTABLISHES BENCHMARK PERFORMANCE RUNNING i2 SERVICE AND PARTS MANAGEMENT ON SPARC/SOLARIS SYSTEMS

Benchmark Demonstrates Strong Performance to Help Supply Chain Planners Deal with Risk and Uncertainty of Demand Over High Inventory Costs ~ Underscores Reasons Why SPARC/Solaris is a Preferred Platform for i2 SPM TOKYO and SANTA CLARA, Calif. November 5, 2003 Sun Microsystems announced today a benchmark configuration with i2 Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ITWO) running i2 Service and Parts Management (SPM) on the Sun Fire 6800 midframe server. Testing i2 SPM on the bedrock of Sun technology –the Read more [...]

Sun and Fujitsu to combine Unix server businesses

October 22, 2003 Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu are to combine their server businesses as early as 2004, according to a report out of Japan. The Nihon Keizai Shimbun is reporting that Sun and Fujitsu plan to standardize their Unix server architectures and have a Fujitsu subsidiary manufacture the gear. Both companies currently make SPARC/Solaris servers, which would make combining their operations a complementary move. The paper did not cite any sources in its story. Sun officials declined to Read more [...]

SUN MICROSYSTEMS AND TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CELEBRATE 15-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

"Crystal" Anniversary Highlighted with History of Innovation and Future Technologies SAN JOSE, Calif. October 13, 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Texas Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: TXN) today announced their 15-year anniversary by highlighting the milestones and future technologies that have made Sun and TI world leaders in processor innovation. Sun and TI's 15-year alliance, one of the longest in the technology industry, coincides with the announcement of UltraSPARC(r) IV by Sun and Read more [...]

SUN LEADS WORLDWIDE UNIX® SERVER MARKET IN REVENUE AND UNIT MARKET SHARE; GAINS SHARE IN ALL OS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. September 17, 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced that quarter-to-quarter (Q/Q), Sun outperformed the overall UNIX server market in both unit and vendor revenue growth, and maintained its position as the worldwide leader in both categories, according to the 2Q03 Worldwide Server Database by Gartner Dataquest released today. The company's performance also resulted in growth in the overall OS category. "This year we've taken steps to realign our product mix Read more [...]