Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA form alliance
Oct 13, 2004
Sun Microsystems, Inc. and NVIDIA Corporation have announced that they have joined forces to deliver leading NVIDIA Quadro® graphics solutions on Sun Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems.
Through this alliance, Sun has bundled NVIDIA® technology with its recently announced Sun Java Workstations W1100z and W2100z, based on the AMD Opteronä processor with Direct Connect Architecture. Sun is committed to delivering NVIDIA technologies with future Sun products and the two companies are working together to tune and optimise the OpenGL implementation for Solaris on x86 and deliver an open, standards-based development environment.
With a single architecture, Sun Java Workstations support simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing with no compromises in performance, allowing users to maintain their existing x86 infrastructure while still enabling a smooth migration to next-generation 64-bit operating systems and applications when required.
"Sun Java Workstations, based on the AMD Opteron processor, offer the market outstanding flexibility, reliability, scalability, performance and OS leadership," said Brian Healy, director of workstation product marketing at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By partnering with NVIDIA, we can now deliver best-in-class graphics solutions that benefit our customers across multiple industries."
"NVIDIA and Sun are bringing to bear our combined expertise in industry leading workstation solutions" said Jeff Fisher, executive vice president of worldwide sales at NVIDIA. "The net effect is the delivery of outstanding performance and value to customers, especially those who benefit from 64-bit processing and the highest performance application-tuned graphics."