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Moving Source from jini.org to java.net
New Jini Community Web Page

The jini.org website has moved to java.net. If you still need to move a project, there is a how-to guide available called "Moving Source from jini.org to java.net".

Sessions from 2006 JavaOne Conference Available Online
Desktop Development to Mobile Content Creation

Many sessions from the 2006 JavaOne Conference are now available online. See sessions covering topics such as simplified Java EE 5 programming, Web 2.0, Apache Derby, AJAX and best practices for interoperability between Java technology and .NET server applications and more.

Browser Detection and Launching Java Technology Based Applications
More Than Providing a Link and Hoping the User Launches It

This tech tip covers how to launch a Java technology based application from a browser under a specified version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). While many PCs have JRE on them, they're not all the same version. Chet Haase, Thomas Ng and Dana Nourie explain what the deployment group at Sun has come up with to address this.

Free AJAX Programming Online Course
Offered by Sang Shin of Sun; Begins August 4, 2006

There is a free ten-week online course on AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) technology that will start on August 4, 2006. As the web evolves, technologies such as AJAX are expected to play a significant role of making "the Web of today a lot more interactive, responsive, exciting and useful than it used to be," according to Sang Shin of Sun who runs the course.

Free and Open Source S/W
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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.

Servers
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Sun Fire X4600 Server Features in Detail
Fast, Scalable, Cost-effective Addition to Sun Fire Server Line
The Sun Fire X4600 RoHS compliant AMD Opteron Server, newly introduced by Sun, supports the fastest single-core (3.0 GHz) and dual-core (2.6 GHz) AMD processors in an energy-efficient four- to 16-way x64 server design. The four-socket server is easily upgradable to eight sockets by the addition of processor boards.
Sun's New Blade Meets the Demands of High-Performance Applications
Sun Blade 8000 Modular System Gets High Marks for Throughput, Power Consumption, Real Estate
The demands and expectations surrounding high performance computing in the current marketplace simply exceed the capabilities of most legacy blade platforms. The Sun Blade 8000 Modular System is an innovative solution that meets and surpasses these demands and expectations without locking users in to a proprietary infrastructure. The story of this remarkable system is told in "The Sun Blade 8000 Modular System white paper."
Sun EOLs AMD Opteron 175 Options; Renumbers non-RoHS Sun Fire T2000 Configurations
Upgrade Allowance Program Applies

The Sun Fire X2100 AMD Opteron Model 175 XATO and Factory integration options are being eliminated because the processor itself is being EOL'd. The last order date is October 13, 2006; the last ship date, January 12, 2007; and the End-of-Service Life date February 2, 2012. A change in part numbers has also been announced for the non-RoHS compliant Sun Fire T2000 server standard configurations. The dates in this instance are October 13, 2006; January 12, 2007; and January 12, 2012.

Storage
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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]
    Sysadmin
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    Adding Device Drivers to the New Boot Install Image in the Solaris 10 OS for x86
    BigAdmin Tech Tip

    For sys admins who need to "add new device driver binaries to an install image for the Solaris 10 Operating System 1/06 (Solaris OS) so that a system with a new device will be able to install and support this device during, and after, the installation process," James C. Liu and Brian Dowdy have a how-to guide on the BigAdmin site to address installing the Solaris OS onto a system that requires a device that does not have a driver binary already in the Solaris installation media.

    Sun Update Connection - Enterprise: Active Dependency Patch Services for the Data Center
    Automated Generation and Dissemination of the Knowledge Inputs Applied to Specific Server

    The Sun Update Connection - Enterprise software service provides systems administrators with updates in a centralized management console. It is designed for enterprise class system administrators, data centers and development workgroups with 25 or more systems to manage.

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