Sun bolsters Solaris performance

Sun this week announced an update to the Solaris operating system that the company claims will increase network performance and eliminate bottlenecks.

Sun Solaris 8 1/01 OE now includes features that increase the performance and scalability of customer's networks by as much as 10%, the company says.

Among other features, the software has refined the Unix File System so that databases will operate up to 200% more efficiently, and an additional memory management facility that improves system performance by 10% while allowing on-the-fly system reconfiguration. Solaris 8 1/01 OE also allows database users to change memory on the fly without rebooting the system.

In addition, Solaris 8 1/01 OE takes less time to create a file system on new storage arrays, from a worst case of 22 hours to less than 30 minutes. Solaris 8 1/01 OE also makes the migration of diskless client workstations to Solaris 8 easier.

Sun has added a new version of the management console that gives a consistent interface to utilities and remote administration.

A full list of product features and enhancements can be found at www.sun.com/solaris

The Solaris 8 1/01 OE software is available for use on an unlimited number of systems with eight or fewer processors for $75 and shipping.

This story, "Sun bolsters Solaris performance" was originally published by Network World.

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