Sun Teams with NVIDIA for Professional Graphics Alliance
Sun Microsystems, Inc. (www.sun.com) and NVIDIA Corporation (www.nvidia.com) today announced that they have joined forces to deliver leading NVIDIA Quadro[R] graphics solutions on Sun Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems.
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 offers a comprehensive suite of NVIDIA solutions in its Sun Java Workstations, including:
"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."
The Sun Java Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro graphics technology provides customers a high performance, visualization-class graphics solution that will run across multiple operating systems.
Sun's long-standing presence in the workstation market, now coupled with optimization of the Solaris OS for AMD Opteron systems and NVIDIA's graphics expertise, enables the two companies to drive new joint opportunities with a strong price/performance advantage.
"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."
NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles.