Solaris 10 What's New

x64: Support for 256 Processors

Starting with the Solaris 10 10/08 release, the Solaris 64-bit operating system supports up to 256 processors on the x86 platform. Previous releases of the Solaris OS supported only up to 64 processors on x86 platforms in the 64-bit mode.

Support for 256 processors provides users the following benefits:

Users using this release of Solaris will be able to retain their entire software stack including the operating system, when they purchase larger machines.