OpenVZ supports Sun UltraSPARC T1

After anticipation provided in October, OpenVZ is finally available for UltraSPARC architectures.

Quoting from the OpenVZ official announcement:

The OpenVZ project today announced its open source virtualization software is available for servers using Sun’s breakthrough UltraSPARC T1 CoolThreads processor.

Kir Kolyshkin said porting OpenVZ software to the the UltraSPARC T1 processor was a simple procedure since 95 percent of the code is platform-independent…

Download OpenVZ for SPARC architectures here.

Note that OpenVZ is still a kernel patch for Linux. The fact it’s able to run on Sun SPARC systems doesn’t mean it can be installed on a Sun Solaris 10 operating system.