Sun bundles NVIDIA

Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA have agreed to bundle NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions on Sun Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  October 13, 2004

Sun Microsystems and NVIDIA have agreed to bundle NVIDIA Quadro graphics solutions on Sun Java Workstations running Solaris, Windows or Linux operating systems. NVIDIA claims that Sun’s sales teams and channel network will open up a valuable new route-to-market for its products. Under the terms of the deal, Sun has bundled NVIDIA graphics processor technology with its recently announced Sun Java Workstations W1100z and W2100z, based on the AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connection Architecture. “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.” “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.” The two companies will use the professional graphics alliance to target customers with intensive computing and graphics needs in specific verticals including oil and gas, life sciences, defence, CAD/CAM and software engineering.

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