Solaris is a multitasking, multiprocessing operating system and distributed computing environment for Sun's SPARC computers from SunSoft. It provides an enterprise-wide UNIX environment that can manage up to 40,000 nodes from one central station. Solaris is known for its robustness and scalability, which is expected in UNIX-based SMP systems. An x86 version of Solaris is available that can also run applications written for Sun's Interactive UNIX.
Sun Scholar Pac Licensing Agreement
Computing Services has a Scholar Pac agreement with Sun Microsystems that covers licenses for Solaris, Solaris x86 and the Sun compilers: C++, C, Fortran/HPC6 and TeamWare for all university owned computers.
Campuses covered by this license: Campuses located in North America