Sun will acquire personnel and intellectual property relating to InfiniBand, a technology being developed by Sun, Intel, Compaq, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Microsoft and others.
Sun will incorporate the Dolphin technology in its own servers and storage hardware, Sun said. The Dolphin work will allow InfiniBand to achieve higher performance.
Several Dolphin employees in Oslo, Norway, will become Sun employees, Sun said in a statement. The company develops high-speed networking cards, software and services for joining groups of servers.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.