The SUN (Stanford University Network) workstation was a 68000-based Multibus workstation developed in the early 80's. The designer of the CPU board (Andy Bechtolsheim) would become one of the founders of Sun Microsystems in 1982. The original Sun-1 workstation is essentally the Stanford SUN design. They were the first computer vendor to have TCP/IP networking as a standard feature on all their systems, and the coined the pharse "The Network is the Computer" before anyone knew where were were going.
Today Sun Microsystems Inc., (NASDAQ: JAVA) develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision -- "The Network is the Computer" -- Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership.
Sun provides a diversity of software, systems, services, and microelectronics that power everything from consumer electronics, to developer tools and the world's most powerful datacenters. Sun's core brands include Java technology platform, Solaris operating system, the MySQL database system, StorageTek and the UltraSPARC processor.
We serve consumers and individual developers, alongside the largest global enterprises. Our network computing platforms are used by nearly every sector of society and industry, and power some of the world's best known search, social networking, entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, news, energy and engineering companies - broadened by one of the world's largest portfolio of software and service partners.
.... The Network is the Computer. ......