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Charon SSP- Emulation Solution for Sun SPARC Hardware

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Our Sun SPARC virtualization product, Charon-SSP, creates the virtual replica of the original Sun SPARC hardware inside a standard 64-bit x86 compatible with the LINUX based host. It will run the original SPARC binary code, including the Solaris SPARC operating systems, their layered products, and applications.

Modernize your Sun SPARC Solaris hardware- Emulate with Charon-SSP

The three version of the Charon SSP, 4M/4U/4V, are designed to replace the following Sun SPARC Solaris computer systems with their virtual equivalents running on a Linux host platform:

  • Charon-SSP/4M – Sun-4m/V8 1/4
  • Charon-SSP/4U – Sun-4u/V9 1/24
  • Charon-SSP/4V – Sun-4v/V9 1/64

Sun SPARC Virtualization is only implemented to the aging legacy hardware system. The Solaris operating system OR SunOS and all software that is running in that environment remain working as always. Very few changes to the original software (SolarisOS, layered products, or applications) are required, and their management routines remain the same.

SPARC CPU & System

Charon-SSP virtualizes the 32-bit Sun SPARC-4m/V8 platform, 64-bit Sun SPARC-4u/V9 and Sun SPARC-4v/V9 platforms. Due to the overhead of emulation, a performance evaluation must be performed for fast SPARC platforms such as the M-, T-and S-series servers to determine if the Linux SPARC emulator can deliver the necessary performance. The legacy SPARC Solaris emulator software layer presents almost all virtual onboard devices to the upper layer, from the SPARC’s operating system, Solaris/SunOS to the applications.

Charon-SSP works well with mainstream SPARC emulation solutions and products like VMware, Oracle VM, etc.

Management Application

Charon Manager is an integrated component of the Charon-SSP product. It provides an easy-to-use and intuitive graphical interface to manage Charon-SSP and virtual SPARC legacy systems either locally or remotely. Charon Manager can be installed as a standalone application on Linux, and it works as the virtual SPARC management station.

Improved Performance

Charon-SSP utilizes Stromasys’ unique dynamic instruction translation technology (i.e., DIT) to improve runtime Sun SPARC instruction execution speed. This DIT technology and carefully designed architecture bring the virtual SPARC system’s performance to an accepted level.

Product License Key

Charon-SSP supports both hardware license keys and software licenses. Users get the flexibility to select the preferred protection method. When a Sun SPARC hardware USB license key is used, the Charon USB HASP license key must be permanently connected to the host system. It preserves the customer-specific license parameters while modernizing the SPARC legacy systems.

Charon SSP Datasheet

Eliminate any need for source code alteration or code conversion and experience effortless integration with SUN software. Maintain your system's original environment and move from those daunting migration solutions. With Charon SSP, you won't even detect any transition!

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Software Product Description

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