Sun Microsystems

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Silicon Valley-based computer and software manufacturer. Sun's products include computer servers and workstations based on the SPARC processor, the SunOS and Solaris operating system, the NFS network file system, and the Java programming language.

The initial design for the Unix workstation was conceived when the founders were students at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. The name SUN originally stood for Stanford University Network.

Sun Fellows include Bill Joy, and James Gosling.

Also see Motorola 68000, the original CPU of Sun systems.