Take Sun Solaris Challenge and win price upto US$5000

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After Google: Summer of code, it is Sun Microsystems term. The new challenge includes develop innovative projects on Solaris 10 OS or OpenSolaris OS and students can win cool prices. Grand price is upto US$5000 plus a Sun Ultra 20 workstation. And the winner’s university will recive a credit with a reatail value of US$100,000 good towards the purchase of Sun Microsystems products including Sun Fire x64 systems and UltraSPARC processor-based systems.


Challenge will run from November 2005 to June 2006 and you can write software or start your own project. Here are some ideas:

  • Create device driver
  • Device management/support
  • Bug fixes
  • NTFS support for the Solaris Operating System
  • Amusement stuff such as Games, iTunes for Solaris etc
  • Reducing the need for administrative interaction etc

The complete details available on Sun’s web site, including contest details, project ideas, prices and official rules (we know it sucks but you need rules to win something 😉 )

Between Sun Studio 11 software that optimizes C, C++, and Fortran compilers to produce record-setting performance released for both Solaris and Linux. It uses throughput optimizations exploit multi-core Chip Multi-Threading (CMT) systems for maximum performance throughput. Download it for free from Sun’s web site


Posted by: Vivek Gite

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