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Sun Microsystems
Type Public (NASDAQ: SUNW)
Founded 1982
Headquarters Santa Clara, California, United States
Key people Scott McNealy, Chairman

Jonathan I. Schwartz, President and CEO
William MacGowan, Executive Vice President, People and Places, and CHRO
Image File history File links Sun_Microsystems_Logo. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Scott McNealy holding Suns new UltraSPARC T1 processor, unveiled on November 14, 2005. ... Jonathan I. Schwartz (born 1967 ? [1]) is the current President and COO of Sun Microsystems. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ...

Greg Papadopoulos, Executive Vice President and CTO
Industry Diversified computer systems
Products Computer servers, workstations, storage, software, and services
Revenue US$3.566 billion (Q2 FY2007) (+6.86%)[2]
Operating income US$102.0 million (Q2 FY2007)[2]
(+154.84% operating margin)
Net income US$133.0 million (Q2 FY2007)[2]
(+156.50% profit margin)
Employees 38,600 (2006)[1]
Slogan The Network Is The Computer
Website http://sun.com/

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded February 24, 1982[3]. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California (part of Silicon Valley), on the former west campus of the Agnews Developmental Center. Greg Papadopoulos Greg Papadopoulos is the current Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Sun Microsystems. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sun SPARCstation 1+, 25mhz RISC processor from early 1990s A workstation, such as a Unix workstation, RISC workstation or engineering workstation, is a high-end desktop or deskside microcomputer designed for technical applications. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Revenue is a U.S. business term for the amount of money that a company earns from its activities in a given period, mostly from sales of products and/or services to customers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory[1], the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... A fiscal year (or financial year or accounting reference date) is a 12-month period used for calculating annual (yearly) financial reports in businesses and other organizations. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In economics, operating margin is the ratio of operating income divided by sales revenue. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Profit margin is a measure of profitability. ... For the album by the Kaiser Chiefs see Employment (album) Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... Software, consisting of programs, enables a computer to perform specific tasks, as opposed to the physical components of the system (hardware). ... February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official website: http://www. ... A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ... Agnews Developmental Center is a psychiatric and medical care facility in San Jose, California. ...


Sun is known as the developer of innovative technologies such as the Java platform and NFS, and as a champion of open systems in general and UNIX in particular; it has recently emerged as one of the leading proponents and contributors of open source software.[4] Its products include computer servers and workstations based on its own SPARC and AMD's Opteron processors, storage systems, and a suite of software products including the Solaris Operating System, developer tools, Web infrastructure software, and identity management applications. Sun's manufacturing facilities are located in Hillsboro, Oregon and Linlithgow, Scotland. The Java platform is the name for a computing environment, or platform, from Sun Microsystems which can run applications developed using the Java programming language and set of development tools. ... Network File System (NFS), a protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984 and defined in RFCs 1094, 1813, and 3530 (obsoletes 3010) as a distributed file system, allows a user on a client computer to access files over a network as easily as if attached to its local disks. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sun SPARCstation 1+, 25mhz RISC processor from early 1990s A workstation, such as a Unix workstation, RISC workstation or engineering workstation, is a high-end desktop or deskside microcomputer designed for technical applications. ... Sun UltraSPARC II Microprocessor Sun UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara 8 Core) SPARC (Scalable Processor ARChitecture) is a pure big-endian RISC microprocessor instruction set architecture originally designed in 1985 by Sun Microsystems. ... AMD redirects here. ... The AMD Opteron (codenamed SledgeHammer during development) was the first of AMDs eighth-generation x86 processors based on the K8 or Hammer core, and the first processor to implement the AMD64 (formerly x86-64) instruction set architecture. ... Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Solaris is a computer operating system developed by Sun Microsystems. ... In computer science, identity management is the management of the identity life cycle of entities (subjects or objects) during which: (1a) the identity is established: a name (or number) is connected to the subject or object; (1b) the identity is re-established: a new or addtional name (or number) is... Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ... Linlithgow town in the background, the Loch in the mid-ground with the Palace in the foreground Linlithgow (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Iucha, Scots Lithgae) is a town and Royal Burgh in Scotland. ...

Contents

History

The initial design for what became Sun's first Unix workstation was conceived by Andy Bechtolsheim when he was a graduate student at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He originally designed this "68000 Unix system" for the communications project Stanford University Network, building it from spare parts resourced from the Department of Computer Science[5] and Silicon Valley supply houses.[6] The first Sun workstations ran a Version 7 Unix System port by UniSoft on 68000 processor-based machines. Andreas von Bechtolsheim Andy (Andreas) von Bechtolsheim (born in Germany in 1956) co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy, and Scott McNealy. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. ... Downtown Palo Alto Palo Alto is a city in Santa Clara County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA. Palo Alto is located at the northern end of the Silicon Valley, and is home to Stanford University (which is technically located in an adjacent area — Stanford, California... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Stanford University School of Engineering is one of the schools of Stanford University. ... Seventh Edition Unix, also called Version 7 Unix, Version 7 or just V7, was an important early release of the Unix operating system. ... Unisoft is a computer consulting company founded in 1989. ... The Motorola 68000 is a 32-bit CISC microprocessor from Motorola. ...


In February 1982 Bechtolsheim, fellow Stanford graduate students Vinod Khosla and Scott McNealy, plus Bill Joy (a primary developer of BSD), founded the company now known as Sun Microsystems. Vinod Khosla (born January 28, 1955 in Poona[1]) is an Indian venture capitalist. ... Scott McNealy holding Suns new UltraSPARC T1 processor, unveiled on November 14, 2005. ... Bill Joy (left) with Paul Saffo. ... Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix) is the Unix derivative distributed by the University of California, Berkeley, starting in the 1970s. ...


The company name is derived from the initials for Stanford University Network, also reflected in the company's stock symbol, SUNW, which now stands for Sun Worldwide,[7] although the "W" originally stood for workstation.[8]


Other Sun luminaries include early employees John Gilmore and James Gosling. Sun was an early advocate of Unix-based networked computing, promoting TCP/IP and especially NFS, as reflected in the company's motto "The Network Is The Computer". James Gosling led the team which developed the Java programming language. Most recently, Jon Bosak led the creation of the Extensible Markup Language specification at W3C. John Gilmore John Gilmore is one of the founders of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Cypherpunks mailing list, and Cygnus Solutions. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Internet protocol suite is the set of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet runs. ... Network File System (NFS), a protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984 and defined in RFCs 1094, 1813, and 3530 (obsoletes 3010) as a distributed file system, allows a user on a client computer to access files over a network as easily as if attached to its local disks. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. ... Jon Bosak led the creation of the XML specification at the W3C. Tim Bray, who was one of the editors of the XML specification, has this to say in his note on Bosak in his annotated version of the spec: Jon Bosak is the single person without whose efforts XML... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language that supports a wide variety of applications. ... The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a consortium that produces standards—recommendations, as they call them—for the World Wide Web. ...


Logo

Sun's logo, which features four interleaved copies of the word sun, was designed by professor Vaughan Pratt, also of Stanford University. The initial version of the logo had the sides oriented horizontally and vertically, but it was subsequently redesigned so as to appear to stand on one corner. An animation of a rotationally symmetric ambigram for the word ambigram A mirror-image ambigram for the word Wiki A rotational ambigram for the word Wikipedia A 3-Dimensional ambigram of the letters A, B and C. A rotational ambigram for the word Vegas Gödel, Escher, Bach cover An... Vaughan Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford University. ...


Acquisitions

  • 1992 - INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation, from Eastman Kodak Company
  • 1996 - Cray Business Systems Division, from Silicon Graphics.[9]
  • 1996 - Integrated Micro Products, specializing in fault tolerant servers.
  • February 1997 - LongView Technologies, LLC [10]
  • August 1997 - Diba, a technology supplier for the Information Appliance industry[11]
  • November 1997 - Encore Computer Corporation's storage business [12]
  • July 1998 - NetDynamics - developers of the NetDynamics Application Server [13]
  • 1999 - German software company StarDivision and with it StarOffice
  • 1999 - Forte, an enterprise software company specializing in integration solutions
  • 2000 - Cobalt Networks
  • 2001 - HighGround, with a suite of Web-based management solutions support wide range of storage technologies and applications.
  • March 2002 - Clustra Systems [14]
  • 2002 - Pirus Networks, specializing in intelligent storage services.
  • 2002 - Terraspring, a pioneer in infrastructure automation software
  • 2002 - Afara Websystems, a company that develops next-generation SPARC processor-based technology.
  • 2003 - Pixo, adds to the capabilities of the Sun Content Delivery Server.
  • 2003 - Kealia, a startup founded by original Sun founder Andy Bechtolsheim, which had been focusing on high-performance AMD-based 64-bit servers.
  • December 2003 - Waveset Technologies,[15]
  • January 2004 - Nauticus Networks[16]
  • January 2005 - SevenSpace, a multi-platform managed services provider[17]
  • June 2005 - SeeBeyond, for $387m
  • July 2005 - Tarantella, Inc. (formerly known as Santa Cruz Operation (SCO)), for $25,000,000
  • August 2005 - StorageTek [18]

INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation (ISC) was a computer software company, known for their versions of the Unix operating system. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... Cray-2 supercomputer Cray Inc. ... Silicon Graphics, Inc. ... Fault-tolerance or graceful degradation is the property of a system that continues operating properly in the event of failure of some of its parts. ... Encore Computer was an early pioneer in the parallel computing market base in Marlboro MA. They offered a number of designs starting in 1985, they were never as well known as the other pioneers of this field, namely Pyramid, Alliant and Sequent. ... NetDynamics Application Server was an integrated software platform. ... StarOffice is Sun Microsystems commercial office suite software package. ... Cobalt Networks was a maker of low-cost servers based on Linux. ... SeeBeyond Technology Corporation (NASD:SBYN) is a provider of business integration software that enables real time flow of information in the enterprise and among the customers, suppliers and partners. ... The current logo of Tarantella, Inc. ... Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek) is a worldwide technology company that delivers a broad range of data storage offerings. ...

Hardware

For the first decade of Sun's history, the company was predominantly a vendor of technical workstations, competing successfully as a low-cost vendor during the Workstation Wars of the 1980s. Sun SPARCstation 1+, 25mhz RISC processor from early 1990s A workstation, such as a Unix workstation, RISC workstation or engineering workstation, is a high-end desktop or deskside microcomputer designed for technical applications. ...


Motorola

Sun originally used the Motorola 68k CPU family for the Sun-1 through Sun-3 computer series. The Sun-1 employed a 68000 CPU, the Sun-2 series, a 68010. The Sun-3 series was based on the 68020, with the later Sun-3x variant using the 68030. The Motorola 680x0/0x0/m68k/68k/68K family of CISC microprocessor CPU chips were 32-bit from the start, and were the primary competition for the Intel x86 family of chips. ... Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6. ... The name Sun-1 refers to the first generation of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in 1982. ... Sun-3 was the name given to a series of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in 1985. ... The Motorola 68000 is a 32-bit CISC microprocessor from Motorola. ... Sun-2 was the name given to a series of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in 1983. ... The Motorola MC68010 processor is a 16/32-bit microprocessor from Motorola, released in 1982 [1]. It is largely similar to the Motorola 68000 CPU with the exception of the addition of several instructions for breakpoint and register control (ccr instead of sr), as well as the ability to save... Motorola 68020 The Motorola 68020 is a microprocessor from Motorola. ... Motorola 68030 Processor from a Macintosh IIsi The Motorola 68030 is a 32-bit microprocessor in Motorolas 68000 family. ...


x86 (part 1)

In the late 1980s, Sun also marketed an Intel 80386-based machine, the Sun386i; this was designed to be a hybrid system, running SunOS but at the same time supporting DOS applications. This only remained on the market for a brief period of time. A follow-up "486i" upgrade was announced but only a few prototype units were ever manufactured. The Intel 80386 is a microprocessor which was used as the central processing unit (CPU) of many personal computers from 1986 until 1994 and later. ... The Sun386i (codenamed Roadrunner) was a hybrid UNIX workstation/PC compatible computer system produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in 1988. ...


SPARC

SPARCstation 1+
SPARCstation 1+

Starting with the Sun-4 line, the company used its own processor architecture, SPARC. A 64-bit extension of the SPARC architecture (SPARC V9) was later introduced. Image File history File links SPARCstation_1. ... Image File history File links SPARCstation_1. ... Sun-4 was the name given to a series of UNIX computer workstations and servers produced by Sun Microsystems, launched in 1987. ... Sun UltraSPARC II Microprocessor Sun UltraSPARC T1 (Niagara 8 Core) SPARC (Scalable Processor ARChitecture) is a pure big-endian RISC microprocessor instruction set architecture originally designed in 1985 by Sun Microsystems. ... In computing, a 64-bit component is one in which data are processed or stored in 64-bit units (words). ...


Sun has implemented multiple high-end generations of the SPARC architecture, including SPARC, SuperSPARC, UltraSPARC I, UltraSPARC II, UltraSPARC III, UltraSPARC IV and currently UltraSPARC IV+ & UltraSPARC T1. Sun has developed several generations of workstations and servers, including the SPARCstation series, Sun Ultra series, Sun Fire and Sun Enterprise (originally Ultra Enterprise) servers and the Sun Blade workstations. There is also a line of lower cost processors meant for low-end systems which include the microSPARC I, microSPARC II, UltraSPARC IIe, UltraSPARC IIi, and UltraSPARC IIIi. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UltraSPARC IV+ is a microprocessor manufactured by Sun Microsystems. ... Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC T1 microprocessor, known until its 14 November 2005 announcement by its development codename Niagara , is a multithreading, multicore CPU. Designed to lower the energy consumption of server computers, the CPU uses typically 72 W of power at 1. ... Sun SPARCstation 1+ pizzabox, 25mhz RISC processor, early 1990s SPARCstation was the name given to a series of SPARC-based computer workstations developed and sold by Sun Microsystems. ... The Sun Ultra series is the name given to a series of UltraSPARC-based computer workstations and servers developed and sold by Sun Microsystems. ... The Sun Fire series is a range of UNIX server computers produced by Sun Microsystems from 2001 onwards, superseding the Sun Enterprise series. ... The Sun Enterprise is a series of servers by Sun Microsystems that already is or is fast nearing obsolescence. ... The Sun Blade series was a computer workstation line developed and sold by Sun Microsystems from 2000 to 2006. ...


In the late 1990s the company transformed itself into a vendor of large-scale Symmetric multiprocessing servers. Sun had designed and built its own 20-processor system, the SPARCcenter 2000; this transition was accelerated by the acquisition of Cray Business Systems Division from Silicon Graphics.[9] The follow on to the Cray CS6400 server line, which had been jointly designed by Cray and Sun, was transformed into the very successful Sun Enterprise 10000 large-scale servers. Driven by the increased prominence of web-serving database-searching applications, blade servers (high density rack-mounted systems) were also emphasized. Symmetric Multiprocessing, or SMP, is a multiprocessor computer architecture where two or more identical processors are connected to a single shared main memory. ... Cray-2 supercomputer Cray Inc. ... Silicon Graphics, Inc. ... The Cray Superserver 6400, or CS6400, was a multiprocessor server computer system produced by Cray Research Superservers, Inc. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... It has been suggested that Computing blade be merged into this article or section. ...


The UltraSPARC T1 is notable for its use of eight cores (with four threads per core). This is part of an industry move toward horizontal rather than vertical scaling, i.e. the use of more CPUs with lower clock rates. This is of particular importance in data centers where hard disks and processors make the largest demands on power and, consequently, generate the most heat. CPU can stand for: in computing: Central processing unit in journalism: Commonwealth Press Union in law enforcement: Crime prevention unit in software: Critical patch update, a type of software patch distributed by Oracle Corporation in Macleans College is often known as Ash Lim. ... A data center is a facility used for housing a large amount of electronic equipment, typically computers and communications equipment. ...


In December 2005, Sun announced the OpenSPARC T1, an open source hardware design of UltraSPARC T1. OpenSPARC is an open source hardware project started in December 2005. ...


The SPARC processors designed by Sun are manufactured by Texas Instruments. Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ...


x86 (part 2)

Sun's brief first foray into x86 systems ended in the early 1990s, when it was decided to concentrate on SPARC and retire the last Motorola systems and 386i products (this move was dubbed by McNealy as "all the wood behind one arrowhead"). Even then, Sun kept its hand in the x86 world, as a release of Solaris for PC compatibles began shipping in 1993. One of the first PCs from IBM - the IBM PC model 5150. ...


In 1997 Sun acquired Diba, Inc., followed later by the acquisition of Cobalt Networks in 2000, with the aim of building network appliances (single function computers meant for consumers). Sun also marketed a network computer (diskless workstation, as popularized by Oracle Corporation CEO Larry Ellison). Although none of these business initiatives were particularly successful, the Cobalt purchase gave Sun a toehold for its return to the x86 hardware market. In 2002, Sun introduced its first general purpose x86 system, the LX50, based in part on previous Cobalt system expertise. This was also Sun's first system announced to support Linux as well as Solaris. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cobalt Networks was a maker of low-cost servers based on Linux. ... A network computer is a lightweight computer system that operates exclusively via a network connection. ... Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is one of the major companies developing database management systems (DBMS), tools for database development, middle-tier software (Fusion Middleware), enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain planning (SCM) software. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Lawrence Joseph Ellison (born August 17, 1944) is the co-founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, a major database software company. ...


AMD

In 2003, Sun announced a strategic alliance with AMD to produce market-leading x86/x64 servers based on AMD's Opteron processor; this was followed shortly by Sun's acquisition of Kealia, a startup founded by original Sun founder Andy Bechtolsheim, which had been focusing on high-performance AMD-based servers. The AMD Opteron (codenamed SledgeHammer during development) was the first of AMDs eighth-generation x86 processors based on the K8 or Hammer core, and the first processor to implement the AMD64 (formerly x86-64) instruction set architecture. ...


On September 12, 2005, Sun unveiled a new range of Opteron based servers: the Sun Fire X2100, X4100 and X4200 servers.[19] These were designed from scratch by the team led by Bechtolsheim to address heat and power consumption issues commonly faced in data centers and were the first servers to display Sun's new brushed aluminum design. In July 2006, the Sun Fire X4500 and X4600 systems were introduced, extending what is now a line of x64 systems that support not only Solaris, but Linux and Microsoft Windows as well. September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The AMD Opteron (codenamed SledgeHammer during development) was the first of AMDs eighth-generation x86 processors based on the K8 or Hammer core, and the first processor to implement the AMD64 (formerly x86-64) instruction set architecture. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ...


Intel

On January 22, 2007, Sun announced a broad strategic alliance with Intel.[20] Intel now endorses Solaris as a mainstream operating system and as its mission critical UNIX OS for its Xeon processor-based systems. In return Sun will use Intel Xeon processors in a new line of its servers, due out in the first half of 2007. The Intel Xeon processors will boost Sun's x64 lineup. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Xeon logo as of 2006. ...


Storage

Sun has long sold its own storage systems to complement its system offerings; it has also made several storage-related acquisitions. On June 2, 2005, Sun announced it would purchase Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek) for US$4.1 billion in cash, or $37.00 per share, a deal completed the following August. June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Storage Technology Corporation (StorageTek) is a worldwide technology company that delivers a broad range of data storage offerings. ...


Software

Although initially known as a hardware company, Sun's software history began with its founding in 1982; co-founder Bill Joy was one of the leading Unix developers of the time, having already contributed the vi editor, the C shell, and significant work on the TCP/IP stack to the BSD Unix OS. Since then, Sun has developed and acquired other software, and become widely known for the Java programming language. In recent times it has become recognized as the leading active contributor to the open source community. Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... The correct title of this article is vi. ... The C shell (csh) is a Unix shell developed by Bill Joy for the BSD Unix system. ... The Internet protocol suite is the set of communications protocols that implement the protocol stack on which the Internet runs. ...


Operating systems

Solaris 10 using the Java Desktop System
Solaris 10 using the Java Desktop System

Sun is most well known for its Unix systems, which have a reputation for system stability and a consistent design philosophy. Solaris 10 with the new Java Desktop System (JDS). ... Solaris 10 with the new Java Desktop System (JDS). ... JDS screenshot. ... Solaris is a computer operating system developed by Sun Microsystems. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ...


Sun's first workstation shipped with UniSoft V7 Unix. Later in 1982 Sun began providing SunOS, a customized 4.1BSD Unix, as the operating system for its workstations. Unisoft is a computer consulting company founded in 1989. ... Seventh Edition Unix, also called Version 7 Unix, Version 7 or just V7, was an important early release of the Unix operating system. ... SunOS was the version of the UNIX operating system developed by Sun Microsystems for their workstations and server systems until the early 1990s. ... Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix) is the Unix derivative distributed by the University of California, Berkeley, starting in the 1970s. ...


In the late 1980s, AT&T tapped Sun to help them develop the next release of their branded UNIX, and in 1988 announced they would purchase up to a 20% stake in Sun.[21] UNIX System V Release 4 (SVR4) was jointly developed by AT&T and Sun; this partnership triggered concern among Sun's competitors, many of whom banded together to form the Open Software Foundation (OSF). By the mid-1990s, the ensuing Unix wars had largely subsided, AT&T had sold off their Unix interests, and the relationship between the two companies was significantly reduced. System V, previously known as AT&T System V, was one of the versions of the Unix computer operating system. ... The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was an organization founded in 1988 to create an open standard for an implementation of the Unix operating system. ... The Unix wars were the struggles between vendors of the Unix computer operating system in the late 1980s and early 1990s to set the standard for Unix henceforth. ...


Sun used SVR4 as the foundation for Solaris 2, which became the successor to SunOS.


From 1992 Sun also sold INTERACTIVE UNIX, an operating system it acquired when it bought INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation from Eastman Kodak Company. This was a popular UNIX variant for the PC platform and a major competitor to market leader SCO UNIX. Sun's focus on INTERACTIVE UNIX diminished in favor of Solaris on both SPARC and x86 systems; it was dropped as a product in 2001.[citation needed] INTERACTIVE UNIX System V/386 is a port of the UNIX System V operating system for Intel x86 processors. ... INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation (ISC) was a computer software company, known for their versions of the Unix operating system. ... Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) is a large multinational public company producing photographic equipment. ... Tarantella, Inc. ...


Sun offers a secure variant of Solaris called Trusted Solaris. Solaris 10 included many of the same capabilities as Trusted Solaris when it was released in 2005 (Trusted Solaris 8); the Solaris 10 11/06 update included Solaris Trusted Extensions, which give it the remaining capabilities needed to make it the functional successor to Trusted Solaris. In short, "Trusted Solaris" is now included with Sun's free Solaris 10 software and the operating system is by default configured for the highest level of security. Trusted Solaris is a security-evaluated operating system based on Solaris by Sun Microsystems, featuring a mandatory access control model. ...


Support for other operating systems

Though a late adopter, Sun has included Linux as part of its strategy since 2002, following several years of difficult competition and loss of server market share to competitors' Linux-based systems. Sun supports both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on its x64 systems; companies such as Canonical Ltd., Wind River Systems and MontaVista also support their versions of Linux on Sun systems. Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family. ... Red Hat Enterprise Linux (often abbreviated to RHEL) is a Linux distribution produced by Red Hat and targeted toward the commercial market, including mainframes. ... SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) is a Linux distribution supplied by Novell, targeted at the business market. ... Canonical Ltd. ... Wind River Systems, Inc. ... MontaVista Software develops systems software, development tools and Embedded Linux-based software targeting consumer electronics which includes automotive electronics, communications equipment, and television set-top boxes and other connected devices and infrastructure. ...


Sun also surprised the industry when in 2004, after cultivating a reputation as one of Microsoft's most vocal antagonists, it entered into a joint relationship with them, resolving various legal entanglements between the two companies and receiving a US$1 billion settlement payment from them. As one of the results of this relationship, Sun now supports Microsoft Windows on its x64 systems. Microsoft is one of few companies engaging itself in the console wars Where they are up against sony, nintendo, and of course sharps new console which may cause a threat. ...


Java platform

The Java programming language took the best features from the industry standard language C++ and removed nearly all of its more difficult or unsafe features, such as pointers and operator overloading. Backed with a massive class library, Java programs can call upon a large set of GUI, mathematical and Internet access code that is tried and proven. Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. ... C++ (pronounced see plus plus, IPA: ) is a general-purpose, high-level programming language with low-level facilities. ... This article is about the computer data type. ... In computer programming, operator overloading (less commonly known as operator ad-hoc polymorphism) is a specific case of polymorphism in which some or all of operators like +, = or == have different implementations depending on the types of their arguments. ... GUI can refer to the following: GUI is short for graphical user interface, a term used to describe a type of interface in computing. ... Mathematics is commonly defined as the study of patterns of structure, change, and space; more informally, one might say it is the study of figures and numbers. Mathematical knowledge is constantly growing, through research and application, but mathematics itself is not usually considered a natural science. ...


The Java platform, developed at Sun in the early-1990s, was developed with the objective of allowing programs to function regardless of the device they were used on, sparking the slogan "Write once, run anywhere" (WORA). While this objective has not been entirely achieved (prompting the riposte "Write once, debug everywhere"), Java is regarded as being largely hardware- and operating system-independent. The Java platform is the name for a computing environment, or platform, from Sun Microsystems which can run applications developed using the Java programming language and set of development tools. ...


Java was initially promoted as a platform for client-side applets running inside web browsers. This positioning was never very successful. While browser-based applications have had considerable success in displacing standalone applications on the desktop, in 2006 they were not often implemented as Java applets. The platform has been more successful on the server side of the Internet. A Java applet is an applet delivered in the form of Java bytecode. ... In software engineering, a web application is an application delivered to users from a web server over a network such as the World Wide Web or an intranet. ... In computer networking, the term server-side refers to operations that are performed by the server in a client-server relationship. ...


The platform consists of three major parts, the Java programming language, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and several Java Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The design of the Java platform is controlled by the vendor and user community through the Java Community Process (JCP). Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s. ... A Java Virtual Machine (JVM), originally developed by Sun Microsystems, is a virtual machine that executes Java bytecode. ... Java is an object-oriented programming language developed primarily by James Gosling and colleagues at Sun Microsystems. ... The Java Community Process or JCP, established in 1995, is a formalized process which allows interested parties to be involved in the definition of future versions and features of the Java platform. ...


The Java programming language is an object-oriented programming language. Since its introduction in late 1995, it has become one of the world's most popular programming languages. Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming paradigm that uses objects to design applications and computer programs. ...


In order to allow programs written in the Java language to be run on (virtually) any device, Java programs are compiled to byte code, which can be executed by any JVM, regardless of the environment. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Managed code. ...


The Java APIs provide an extensive set of library routines. The Standard Edition (Java SE) of the API provides basic infrastructure and GUI functionality, while the Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is aimed at large software companies implementing enterprise-class application servers. The Micro Edition (Java ME) is used to build software for devices with limited resources, such as mobile devices. Java Platform, Standard Edition or Java SE (formerly known up to version 5. ... A application programming interface (API) is the interface that a computer system, library or application provides in order to allow requests for services to be made of it by other computer programs, and/or to allow data to be exchanged between them. ... Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition or Java EE (formerly also J2EE) is a programming platform — part of the Java platform — for developing and running distributed multi-tier architecture applications, based largely on modular components running on an application server. ... Java Platform, Micro Edition or Java ME (formerly referred to as J2ME), is a runtime and collection of Java APIs for the development of software for resource constrained devices such as PDAs, cell phones and other consumer appliances. ...


Office suite

In 1999, Sun acquired the German software company StarDivision and with it StarOffice, which it released as the office suite OpenOffice.org under both GNU LGPL and the SISSL (Sun Industry Standards Source License). OpenOffice.org supports Microsoft Office file formats (with a few flaws), is available on many platforms and is widely used in the open source community. StarOffice is Sun Microsystems commercial office suite software package. ... In computing, an office suite, sometimes called an office application suite or productivity suite is a software suite intended to be used by typical clerical and knowledge workers. ... OpenOffice. ... GNU logo The GNU Lesser General Public License (formerly the GNU Library General Public License) is an FSF approved Free Software license designed as a compromise between the GNU General Public License and simple permissive licenses such as the BSD license and the MIT License. ... The Sun Industry Standards Source License (SISSL) is a now-retired free and open source license, recognized as such by the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative. ... Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity programs created or purchased by Microsoft and developed for Microsoft Windows, and Apple Computers Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems. ... The open source movement is an offshoot of the free software movement that advocates open-source software as an alternative label for free software, primarily on pragmatic rather than philosophical grounds. ...


The current StarOffice product is a closed-source product based on OpenOffice.org. The principal differences between StarOffice and OpenOffice.org are that StarOffice is supported by Sun, is available as either a single-user retail box kit or as per-user blocks of licensing for the enterprise, and includes a wider range of fonts and document templates and what Sun claims to be an improved dictionary and thesaurus. StarOffice also contains commercially licensed functions and add-ons; in OpenOffice.org these are either replaced by open-source or free variants, or are not present at all. Whilst new releases of OpenOffice.org are relatively frequent, StarOffice follows a more conservative release schedule supposedly more suited to enterprise deployments.


Other software

Sun offers a range of other software products for software development and infrastructure services. Many of these products were developed in house; others have come from a series of acquisitions, including Tarantella, Waveset Technologies,[22] and SeeBeyond. Sun also acquired many of the Netscape non-browser software products as part a deal involving Netscape's merger with AOL.[23] The current logo of Tarantella, Inc. ... SeeBeyond Technology Corporation (NASD:SBYN) is a provider of business integration software that enables real time flow of information in the enterprise and among the customers, suppliers and partners. ... Netscape Communications Corporation (commonly known as Netscape), was an American computer services company, best known for its web browser. ... Screenshot of AOL.com AOL LLC (formerly America Online, Inc) is an American online service provider, bulletin board system, and media company operated by Time Warner. ...


Today, Sun's middleware stack is branded as the Java Enterprise System (or JES), and fulfills web and application serving, as well as communication, calendaring, directory, and identity roles. The software, when run on Solaris, is also referred to as the Solaris Enterprise System (or SES), although versions of JES are also supported on Red Hat Linux, HP-UX, and Windows. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In computing, a solution stack is a set of software subsystems or components needed to deliver a fully functional application environment. ... HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UniX) is Hewlett-Packards proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on System V (initially System III). ...


Sun also has developed data center management software products, which include the Solaris Cluster management software,[24] the N1 provisioning software,[25] and a grid management package called Gridware.[26]


Open source

Sun is also known for community-based and open-source licensing of its major technologies, and for its support of its products with other open source technologies. Sun has offered Linux-based desktop software called Java Desktop System (originally code-named "Madhatter") for use both on x86 hardware and on Sun's Sun Ray thin-client systems. It supports its Java Enterprise System (a middleware stack) on Linux. It has already released the source code for Solaris under the open-source Common Development and Distribution License, via the OpenSolaris community. Sun's positioning includes a commitment to indemnify users of some software from intellectual property disputes concerning that software. The announced business model is the sale of support services on a variety of bases including per-employee and per-socket. JDS screenshot. ... JDS screenshot Sun Java Desktop System (JDS) is an operating system from Sun Microsystems, for the low-cost corporate desktop computer market. ... x86 or 80x86 is the generic name of a microprocessor architecture first developed and manufactured by Intel. ... Hardware is the general term that is used to describe physical artifacts of a technology. ... The Sun Ray was introduced by Sun Microsystems in 1999 as a thin-client solution aimed at corporate environments. ... A thin client, sometimes also called a lean client, is a computer (client) in client-server architecture networks which depends primarily on the central server for processing activities. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ... Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL) is an open source and Free software license, produced by Sun Microsystems, based on the Mozilla Public License (MPL), version 1. ... OpenSolaris is an open source project created by Sun Microsystems to build a developer community around the Solaris Operating System technology. ...


On November 13, 2006, Sun announced that it would be licensing its Java implementation under the GNU GPL; they released their Java compiler and virtual machine at that time.[27] GNU (pronounced ) is a computer operating system - consisting of a kernel, libraries, system utilities, compilers, and end-user application software - composed entirely of free software. ... The GNU logo For other uses of GPL, see GPL (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Java programming language. ... In computer science, a virtual machine is software that creates a virtualized environment between the computer platform and its operating system, so that the end user can operate software on an abstract machine. ...


That same month, a report prepared for the EU by UNU-MERIT stated that Sun is the largest corporate contributor to open source movements in the world.[4] According to this report, Sun's open source contributions exceed the combined total of the next five largest commercial contributors. The United Nations University (UNU) is a university established on December 6, 1973 by adoption of resolution 3081 by the United Nations General Assembly, upon the suggestion of U Thant, UN Secretary-General at the time. ...


The "Bubble" and its aftermath

Aerial photograph of the Sun headquarters campus in Santa Clara, California
Aerial photograph of the Sun headquarters campus in Santa Clara, California

During the dot-com bubble, Sun experienced dramatic growth in revenue, profits, share price, and expenses. Some part of this was due to genuine expansion of demand for web-serving cycles, but another part was synthetic, fueled by venture capital-funded startups building out large, expensive Sun-centric server presences in the expectation of high traffic levels that never materialized. The share price in particular increased to a level that even the company's executives were hard-pressed to defend. In response to this business growth, Sun expanded aggressively in all areas: head-count, infrastructure, and office space. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x948, 228 KB) Sun Microsystems headquarters at Agnews Development Center, Santa Clara, California. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x948, 228 KB) Sun Microsystems headquarters at Agnews Development Center, Santa Clara, California. ... The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1997–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. ...


The bursting of the bubble in 2001 was the start of a period of poor business performance for Sun. [28] Sales dropped as the growth of online business failed to meet predictions. As online businesses closed and assets auctioned off, a large amount of high-end Sun hardware was available very cheaply. Much like Apple, Sun relied a great deal on hardware sales. Apple Inc. ...


Multiple quarters of substantial losses and declining revenues have led to repeated rounds of layoffs[citation needed], executive departures, and expense-reduction efforts. In 2002 the share price returned to the 1998 pre-bubble level, a pattern of escalation and decline comparable to other companies in the sector, and has hovered in the single digits since then. In mid-2004, Sun ceased manufacturing operations at their Newark, California facility and consolidated all of the company's US-based manufacturing operations to their Hillsboro, Oregon facility, as part of continued cost-reduction efforts. The city of Newark highlighted within Alameda County Newark is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Washington County, Oregon. ...


Many companies (like E*Trade and Google) chose to build Web applications based on large numbers of the less expensive PC-class Intel-architecture servers running Linux, rather than a smaller number of high-end Sun servers. They reported benefits including substantially lower expenses (both acquisition and maintenance) and greater flexibility based on the use of open-source software. E*TRADE NYSE: ET is a financial services company based in New York City. ... Google, Inc. ... Linux (IPA pronunciation: ) is a Unix-like computer operating system family. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ...


Higher level telecom control systems such as NMAS and OSS service predominantly use Sun equipment. This use is due mainly to the company basing its products around a mature and very stable version of the Unix operating system and the support service that Sun provides. Operational Support Systems are the components that a company – historically this would have been a telephone operator or telco, but now normally called a Communications Service Provider (CSP) – uses to run its network and business. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®) is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ...


Present focus

In 2004, Sun canceled two major processor projects which emphasized high instruction level parallelism and operating frequency. Instead, the company chose to concentrate on processors optimized for multi-threading and multiprocessing, such as the UltraSPARC T1 processor (formerly known as "Niagara"). The company also announced a collaboration with Fujitsu to use the Japanese company's processor chips in some future Sun computers. Instruction-level parallelism (ILP) is a measure of how many of the operations in a computer program can be dealt with at once. ... Many programming languages, operating systems, and other software development environments support what are called threads of execution. ... Multiprocessing is traditionally known as the use of multiple concurrent processes in a system as opposed to a single process at any one instant. ... Sun Microsystems UltraSPARC T1 microprocessor, known until its 14 November 2005 announcement by its development codename Niagara , is a multithreading, multicore CPU. Designed to lower the energy consumption of server computers, the CPU uses typically 72 W of power at 1. ... For the district in Saga, Japan, see Fujitsu, Saga. ...


In February of 2005, Sun announced the Sun Grid, a grid computing deployment on which it offers utility computing services priced at $1 (US) per CPU/hour for processing and per GB/month for storage. This offering builds upon an existing 3,000-CPU server farm used for internal R&D for over 10 years, of which Sun claims to be able to achieve 97% utilization. In August 2005, the first commercial use of this grid was announced for financial risk simulations which was later launched as its first Software as a Service product.[29] Sun Microsystems created history of sorts by launching on demand super computing see Sun Grid. ... Grid computing is an emerging computing model that provides the ability to perform higher throughput computing by taking advantage of many networked computers to model a virtual computer architecture that is able to distribute process execution across a parallel infrastructure. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Software as a service (SaaS) is a model of software delivery where the software company provides maintenance, daily technical operation, and support for the software provided to their client. ...


In January of 2005, Sun reported a net profit of $19 million for fiscal 2005 second quarter, for the first time in three years. This was followed by net loss of $9 million on GAAP basis for the third quarter 2005, as reported on April 14, 2005. In January of 2007, Sun reported a net GAAP profit of $126 million on revenue of $3.337 billion for its fiscal second quarter. Shortly following that news, it was announced that Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) would invest $700 million in the company.[30] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105 in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (commonly referred to as KKR) is a New York City based private equity firm that focuses primarily on late stage leveraged buyouts. ...


In recent years Sun's engineering work has become international, with substantial groups in Bangalore, Beijing, Hamburg, Prague and St. Petersburg. Bangalore (proposed to be renamed Bengalooru or Bengaluru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ...   (Chinese:  ; Pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Hamburg from above Hamburgs motto: May the posterity endeavour with dignity to conserve the freedom, which the forefathers acquired. ... Nickname: City of a Hundred Spires Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...


A weekly summary of news about Sun and its products is posted to "System News for Sun Users"[31], now in its 10th year.


Blogs

Many Sun staff publish articles on the company's blog site.[32] Staff are encouraged to use the site to blog on any aspect of their work or personal life. There are few restrictions placed on staff, other than commercially confidential material. Sun staff are inspired to blog by CEO Jonathan Schwartz whose own blog[33] is widely read, translated into other languages and frequently featured in the press. Jonathan Schwartz or Jon Schwartz is the name of several persons: Jonathan I. Schwartz, current President and COO of Sun Microsystems Jonathan Schwartz, a radio disc jockey 2 Southern California musicians of the late 20th century: Jon Schwartz, drummer Jon Schwartz, singer and bass guitarist of The Rainmakers This is...


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See also

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