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Newest Sun Servers Keep Server Rooms Cool in Dubai
Andy Bechtolsheim Shows Off Servers Inside and Out
When Sun introduced its new servers on July 11 in San Francisco, CA, Aaron White, x64 Business Development Manager, Sun Microsystems MENA and Basel Ayass, x64 system sales specialist, Sun Microsystems MENA, were in Ski Dubai introducing the servers to their customers. Video of Sun chief architect Andy Bechtolsheim talking about the servers is available online.
Faster Financial Analysis and Risk Assessment with Power of Sun Grid
Helping Customers Gain Competitive Advantage in the Financial Services Market
The risk management company IVRS needed faster and more efficient access to financial simulations and information. They turned to CDO2 technologies running on Sun Grid. CDO2 tested the Sun Grid by deploying its financial software on the grid in 2005, and with results that help produce calculations in hours instead of days, IVRS will begin using the CDO2 software on the Sun Grid for similar benefits.
    Avnet Technology Solutions to Offer Sun StorageTek Solutions
    Hardware and Services Available from Expanded Relationship
    As part of Sun's efforts to increase its presence in the storage market, Sun will expand its relationship with Avnet Technology Solutions who will add Sun StorageTek products to its lineup.
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    Emergency Data Exchange Language Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) Ratified by OASIS
    Standards to Advance Information Sharing for Emergency Preparedness and Response

    The ratification as a standard of the Emergency Data Exchange Language Distribution Element (EDXL-DE) version 1.0 was reported in both an OASIS source and a ComputerWorld story by Todd Weiss. According to OASIS, EDXL-DE facilitates emergency information sharing and data exchange across local, regional, tribal, national and international organizations in the public and private sectors.

    Ron Goldman on the Essence of Open-Source
    Community is the Heart of It All

    Since coming to Sun in 1998, Ron Goldman has made contributions to a number of open-source projects. Currently, he is involved in research into alternative development methodologies and new software architectures. Janice J. Heiss continues her two-part interview with Goldman, part one of which appeared as [16161]. Goldman's new book, written with Richard Gabriel,"Innovation Happens Elsewhere," lends its title to the interviews.

    FreeBSD Foundation Downloads for Java Development Kit, Java Runtime Environment
    Binaries Enable Development of Java Technology Applications on FreeBSD

    Sun Microsystems has licensed the FreeBSD Foundation to distribute FreeBSD binaries for both the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the Java Development Kit (JDK). These official binaries are based on Sun's latest partner sources and provide end-users and developers with the assurance that they can use and create Java technology applications on FreeBSD with the same degree of portability, robustness and stability available from other supported operating systems.

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    New License for Sun Storage Enterprise Backup Software 7.3
    Additional Tier Offers Many New Features

    Sun has announced an additional license tier for the AutoChanger Module of Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software 7.3. The additional license tier covers 1-40 slots. Additional upgrade parts have been added to cover upgrades from 1-16 and 1-32 slots. The additional license is being added to cover the license required for a C4 autoloader, which has a maximum capacity of 38 slots.

    Sun Ups Slot Capacity on Sun StorageTek L8500 Library
    Boosts Slots from 6500 to 10000

    Sun has increased the slot capacity of the Sun StorageTek L8500 Modular Library System from 6500 slots to 10,000. A fourth expansion frame is available for slot counts up to 8000, and a fifth expansion frame can accommodate up to 10,000 slots. Capacity on demand is offered so that customers can purchase more expansion frames than required to allow for non-disruptive upgrades in the future.

    Sun StorEdge HiCommand Protection Manager 4.4 Software Joins Product Family
    Many New Features Add to Solution's Value

    New to the Sun's storage product line is the Sun StorEdge HiCommand Protection Manager 4.4 Software, which enables "disk-to-disk" based rapid backup and recovery operation for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft NT File System(NTFS), enabling the use of the Sun StorEdge 9985 and 9990 storage system replication technologies.

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    Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
    Vol 100 issues 3 and 4, Vol 101 Issue 1 and 2

    Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles for the four most recent issues were:

    • 101.2: World's First Hybrid Data Server Sun Fire X4500 Server Ideal for High-bandwidth Applications [16716]
    • 101.1: Enter the Sun Fire CoolThreads Server Performance Contest [16668]
    • 100.4: Solaris 10 6/06 Released with New Enhancements: Solaris ZFS [16661]
    • 100.3: Ubuntu on UltraSPARC Processor-based Server Available to Download [16596]
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