At the Gartner Data Center Conference, IBM demoed its System Z mainframe running on Sun Microsystems OpenSolaris.

An excerpt from eWeek:

David Boyes, president and chief technology officer of Sine Nomine Associates, an Ashburn, Va.-based consultancy that handled most of the integration and migration duties, told eWEEK at the Gartner Data Center Conference 2007 here that the new IBM-tuned version of OpenSolaris will be ready soon. He declined to be more specific.

“Because there are three entities involved here [IBM, Sun, Sine Nomine], it will take a little time to sort through all the fine points, but it’s up and running now and we expect it to be ready for [general availability] soon,” Boyes said.

Videos of the System Z demonstration are available at SearchDataCenter.

The partnership between IBM and Sun Microsystems was brought to light in August this year.

More information:

IBM Endorses Sun’s OpenSolaris On The Mainframe (InformationWeek)

OpenSolaris follows Linux to the mainframe (