"The changes to network and storage performance make the
operating system much faster than Linux, according to Sun.
"Project Crossbow is Sun's network architecture for
virtualisation. The company claims that Crossbow can be used to
network multicore, multi-threaded processors together using an
extremely fast network interface.
"With Project Crossbow, OpenSolaris 2009.06 gets a virtual
network interface, which Sun says can be used to simplify
administration of complex deployments of multi-tiered applications
on a single machine or an entire datacentre."