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