| Fujitsu, Sun to Develop Solaris With Intel Chip
April 15, 1998 (TOKYO) -- Fujitsu Ltd. said that it tied up with
Sun Microsystems Inc. of the United States in the UNIX Solaris
business on April 9.
|Fujitsu will sell and support Sun's Solaris server with Intel
Corp.'s new microprocessor and it will collaborate on development
of Solaris for Intel's next-generation microprocessor.
Also, Fujitsu will introduce an Intel-based Solaris server for
its Granpower 5000 series PC servers. It plans to start selling
the server in Japan and Asia by June. And the Tokyo-based
computer company will send engineers to support Intel's 64-bit
Merced microprocessor version Solaris, which Sun is developing.
Fujitsu already provides SPARC-based Solaris servers and Intel-
based Windows NT servers.
Junji Maeyama, group president of Fujitsu's software group, said
that the aim of introducing the Intel-based Solaris server is to
broaden customer choices.
"Solaris is ahead of NT in terms of reliability and security as
an operating system for servers," Maeyama said, explaining his
preferences for Solaris.
Intel's Merced is expected to lead the 64-bit microprocessor race
Keikichi Honda, chairman of Nihon Sun Microsystems K.K., said
that Fujitsu's advanced technology may help Sun's Solaris take
the initiative in terms of the operating system for Merced.
A news release is available in English at: http://www.fujitsu.co.jp/hypertext/news/1998/Apr/9-
(Hi-Tech News Center)