Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Sun Microsystems has today released Sun Studio 12, which now supports multi-core processors with multi-threaded applications. AMD's Barcelona and Intel's Clovertwon (Xeon 5300) are now able to take full advantage of Sun's latest compilers and tools. Sun Studio 12 is available for both GNU/Linux and Solaris working both with SPARC and x86/x64 systems. More information is available here.