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21 Dec 2009
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Sun Academic Advantage Offers Online Course Materials [22667]
On Java, JavaFX, OpenSolaris and Open Source Technologies

The Sun Academic Advantage is a joint initiative between Sun and online educational service provider Pearson, enabling instructors to add Sun-endorsed courseware into their curriculum and give students an enhanced classroom experience using the latest Sun technologies. Course materials and online courses cover topics on Java technology, JavaFX, OpenSolaris and open source technologies for students of all levels.
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24 Nov 2009
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New Cloud-based Desktop as a Service for Educational Institutions [22616]
Offers Benefits of Cloud Computing to the School Desktop

A new cloud-based Desktop as a Service is being offered for educational institutions by Sun and Ashbourne Technology Group. The multi-platform service provides a virtual desktop experience for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris to most client devices, including Sun Ray thin clients and other platforms with Java-based browsers.
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04 Nov 2009
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Universities Rely on Sun Open Source Technologies [22554]
Solutions Offer Support for 21st Century Teaching, Learning, Research

Columbia University will use an open source Sun solution to run its digital preservation project, and the University of Zurich is deploying Project Wonderland projects to advance a global eLearning initiative. The Sun Open Computing portfolio includes Sun OpenStorage, OpenSolaris, Sun Open Archive solutions and the OpenSPARC T1 processor.
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17 Sep 2009
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Speed, Power, Price of Sun Technologies Fit University's Needs [22216]
Sun Servers Improve Performance, Ability, Stability With Less Space

The University of Washington's Department of Mathematics needed a hardware upgrade in order to successfully expand the computational capabilities and overall performance of Sage, an open-source computational software program. A new Sun solution was chosen with Sun Fire X4450 and Sun Fire X4540 servers, providing a powerful, compact server technology for the department’s growing open-source mathematics software engine.
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28 Aug 2009
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OpenSolaris as a Research and Teaching Tool [22173]
An Academic Shares Her Experience with the Open Source OS

Sun's cutting-edge innovations is one of the reasons many universities collaborate with the vendor. British Columbia's Simon Fraser University (SFU) is an example. In a nine-minute video, Sun Staff Engineer Eric Saxe discusses SFU's collaboration with Sun on OpenSolaris with Alexandra (Sasha) Fedorova, SFU assistant professor in the School of Computing Science, who shares why she believes the open source OS is a great research and teaching tool.
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17 Aug 2009
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Sun HPC Cluster Makes the Grade for University's Researchers [22109]
Provides Tailored Specs, TCO, High-Level Support, Performance

Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman, needed an IT solution that would allow its researchers working on a range of computationally-challenging science and engineering applications more computing power than they were getting from the institution's PC-based computing facilities. The university decided to incorporate an HPC system from Sun based on the Sun Blade 6000 HPC Blade Cluster.
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