Friday, June 09, 2006

Ultra 25

So where did the Ultra 25 come from? I don't recall any product announcement or big splash.

Still, that's not much of a surprise really, as the machine doesn't look too impressive. Only a 1.34GHz chip, which is slower than the SunBlade 1500 it presumably replaces.

I also note that the operating systems it supports include

Solaris 9 (Available September 2006)

Does this mean that there's going to be a new hardware release of Solaris 9 in September?

4 Comments:

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, I would assume Sun is going to release a Solaris 9/06 HW release to support this box. The next obvious question is this - will the 9/06 HW release of Solaris also support the Ultra 45?

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there are plans to enable TSOL 8 (Trusted Solaris 8) to run on the Ultra 25? As far as I know, there is no HW platform to use now that the Sun Blade 1500 is gone.

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger Peter Tribble said...

You can still get the SunBlade 1500 (and 2500, 2000, 150, and W1100z and W2100z) from Sun, as remanufactured systems. In some cases these are a better bet than the newer systems.

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding is that these parts are disappearing quickly. Anyone that needs to support applications which run on TSOL 8 are snapping them up as fast as they can. Granted, this isn't a huge market, but it seems to be enough to dry up all the available supplies. My suppliers have already sold all new units and are down to a limited supply of refurbished ones. I was hoping to find a more long-term, sustainable solution. I can't afford to stockpile parts in the event that I may need them someday.

 

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