Two years ago, Intel announced to support Opensolaris. Dave Steward summarizes the developments and help from Intel in an interesting blog article: Sun + Intel + OpenSolaris + 2 Years = The Year of Core. The list of contributions is long and will be even longer in the future:

Looking forward to 2009, the team is hard at work in a number of areas: preparing for the next generation of Intel servers, working ahead at enabling features in future roadmap processors, further developing in our key areas of power, virtualization, performance and reliability. And of course, a raft of new device drivers.