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Animated Film "Barnyard" Gets Better CGI with Sun Fire Servers and Sun StorageTek Data Management Systems
Computer Generated Imagery Needs High Power
The recently released animated movie "Barnyard" depicts life-like characters and landscapes, very complex computer graphics that require huge amounts of compute power and storage abilities. When Nickelodeon Movies evaluated technology systems to support their creative animation staff, they selected Sun Fire servers and Sun StorageTek data management systems.
McNealy Continues Mission to Eliminate Digital Divide with New Educational Initiative
Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) to Provide Open Source Software to School Kids
Scott McNealy, Sun chairman, has started working with an educational initiative called the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC), a non-profit organization with a mission to make open-source software available to the world's kids for free. He discusses the value of open source and closing the digital divide.
Telecom Operators Reduce Capital Expenditures with Solutions from Sun
Sun Secure Mail and the Sun-Nominum Solution Ease Implementation and Branding of Services for ISPs
With increasing pressures on telecommunications companies to cut costs, Sun has been working on solutions specifically designed to do just that. In recent months, more telcos have adopted Sun's Secure Mail service and the DNS/DHCP solution from Sun and Nominum.
DTrace to be Included in Next Mac OS X
Open Source Performance Analysis and Debugging Tool Adoption Grows

The DTrace performance analysis and debugging tool will be in the next version of the Mac OS X. It is one of the many new features in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.5 (codenamed Leopard) operating system. There will be the new Xcode 3.0 text editor, Interface Builder 3.0 and Xray, a performance tool. Many such Xray instruments leverage the open source DTrace, now built into Mac OS X Leopard.

New Specification in the Works to Standardize Communication with Network
Goal is Simplicity, Integration and Compatibility

A draft of a new specification has been published that will define a consistent way of expressing how computer networks, applications, servers and other IT resources are described or modeled. Companies collaborating on the specification include Sun, BEA Systems, BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM Corp, Intel and Microsoft.

OpenSolaris Announcements: Xen Project, Wireless UBS, XEN and Other Projects
ON Build Updated, README Notes included
The latest releases and news from the OpenSolaris community includes a new build of ON, a new project called PEF, Packet Event Framework, a follow-on to FireEngine, and the Xen project, an open-source hypervisor. Also find wireless USB support on OpenSolaris.
Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle RAC and Sun Cluster 3.x Software Book
Case Study of Banks and Benchmark Shows RSM Improving Performance
In a Sun BluePrints paperback book titled "Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Sun Cluster 3.x Software" authors Kristien Hens and Michael Loebmann describe the technology behind the RAC and Sun software and explain how to determine if this high-availability solution is the right choice for a particular IT environment.
Maintain Your Solaris OS with the Sun Update Connection
Remotely Deploy Updates to Connected Systems
Keep your Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) updated easily with the Sun Update Connection. The Sun Update Connection offers various levels of knowledge-based software update services, some of which are free to all Solaris users while others are available to Service Plan customers. There are two programs available, the Hosted program and the System program.
Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 101 Issue 2, 3 and 4; Vol 102 Issue 1

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 from the last issue - Vol 102, Issue 1 - were:

  • BrandZ: Enables non-Native Zones in Solaris Zones [16788]
  • Two Paperback Titles on Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [16803]
  • CoolThreads Express Pass Promotion on Sun Fire T1000 Server [16802]
  • How to Maximize Application Performance on CMT Architectures [16786]
  • Sun Federal Appoints New Executives: Vass and Robbins [16817]
  • Tony Blair Visits CA to Discuss Biotechnology Industry [16818]
  • Veritas Storage Foundation Enhancements [16752]
  • 1000th Sun StorageTek SL8500 Tape Library Delivered [16799]
  • Sun Developer Service Plans for Java Platform, Standard Edition [16779]
  • MVM: Multitasking VM Implementation and Gaming [16768]
    Publishing JSR 168 Portlets as Remote Portlets with WSRP
    Make Remote Portlets More Versatile
    This tip explains how to publish a local Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 portlet as a remote portlet with Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) in Sun Java System Portal Server 7. Your portal can then consume or display other remote portlets and become much more versatile.
    Swing Tips from a Sun Swing Team Member's Book
    For Enterprise and Client-side Java Programming
    Josh Marinacci of the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun and Chris Adamson, editor for O'Reilly's Java web sites, provide hacks (tips) in their O'Reilly book, "Swing Hacks". The book is for enterprise developers who are working with Java technology to build enterprise applications. Topics in the book include tables, trees, sliders, spinners, progress bars, internal frames and text components.
    Migrate Your JBuilder Projects to NetBeans IDE and Protect Your Investments
    Get Developer Assistance at No Charge and a Discounted Migration Workshop for a Limited Time
    Protect your investment in existing JBuilder projects with the NetBeans IDE. Sun is offering a special workshop to help development teams migrate existing JBuilder projects to NetBeans. Sign up before November 30, 2006, to get a discount. Sun Developer Expert Assistance is also available at no charge but only until October 14, 2006.
    Migration Guide: How to Import a JBuilder Project into NetBeans IDE
    Tips and Steps for Complex or Simple Projects
    To help developers migrate existing projects from JBuilder to NetBeans IDE, Sun has a migration guide available online. The guide covers what you need to know to start NetBeans IDE, import your JBuilder projects into NetBeans IDE and continue work on your projects. The Migration Guide lists steps and links for more information.
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