Sun considering Solaris for Itanium, POWER

Posted by Bill Bradford on Jul 20, 2004

this NEWS.COM article details how Sun is considering expanding Solaris to run on Intel’s Itanium and IBM’s POWER processor families.

“We’ve begun looking at Solaris on Power as well as Solaris on Itanium as a way of delivering incremental volume,” said Jonathan Schwartz, appointed chief operating officer in April. Sun believes that distributing as high a volume of its technology as possible will mean the company will be able to recruit software partners more easily and have a bigger foundation for future sales of upgrades, services and software.

Surely I can’t be the only person who remembers (and has a copy of) Solaris 2.5.1 for PowerPC?

One response to “Sun considering Solaris for Itanium, POWER”

  1. Steve Mueller says:

    At first glance, this story was a wee bit alarming however given some time to think, this could be super neat for IT folk. As much as I like Sun hardware and Solaris, being able to run it on more than SPARC, Wintel and AMD64 could sweeten up things. I still have an old 2.5 release that includes PowerPC. Bill isn’t the only one!

    If this idea sees light of day, wouldn’t it be like
    Ford tough with Chevy stuff (memories of my old 1964 Ford F100 with a Chevy 327 motor)