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More News on Sun's Plans to Open Source Java SE
Community Involvement Sought
On August 14, 2006, in San Francisco, Sun held a small event to provide an update on plans for open sourcing Java technology. The JDK Community web site reported that Rich Green, Laurie Tolson, and Alan Brenner attended the event and talked about open sourcing the Java SE platform, and also Sun’s implementations of the Java ME CLDC and CDC platforms.
Gain Insight into Power Consumption Demands with Sun Eco Connection
Environmental Hardware Analysis of Sun Servers
If you need to better understand and manage the physical factors that impact performance within your data center, the new Sun Eco Connection is for you. Using sophisticated sensors integrated into the servers, Sun Eco Connection provides valuable insight into the performance and the health of systems so that you can take necessary, proactive steps to prevent problems and save money.
Marc Tremblay on High Performance Throughput Computing at PARC Forum
Niagara UltraSPARC T1 Chip
Audio and video links are now available for a presentation by Marc Tremblay, Sun Fellow, Vice President, and Chief Architect, Sun's Scalable Systems Group, on High Performance Throughput Computing that he gave at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) earlier this year.
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1.8GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Uniboards in Sun Fire Servers
CMT Processor in Sun Fire Servers Delivers Increased Throughput Over Older UltraSPARC Processors
There are now several configurations of the 1.8 GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Uniboards available. This 64-bit Chip Multithreading (CMT) processor has the capability to deliver more than five times the throughput of the UltraSPARC III processor and bests the UltraSPARC IV processor by a factor to two. These processors also support 2GB memory DIMMS as installed in the Sun Fire midrange and high end servers.
Overcoming the Data Center Cost Crunch with the UltraSPARC IV+ Processor
Sun Enhances Its Sun Fire V490 and Sun Fire V890 Servers
Given the accelerating demands for data center services and the shrinking funds available to fund them, Sun has met this need by enhancing two of its workhorse solutions, the Sun Fire V490 and Sun Fire V890 servers, with the UltraSPARC IV+ processor, which increases computational throughput so significantly that users can expect improved performance and system utilization with a resulting reduction in operational costs.
Setup and Verification for Third-party Software on System Controller Boards
Working With the Sun Fire E25K and Sun Fire E20K Servers

In their white paper entitled "Sun Fire 12K/15K/E20K/E25K Open System Controller (OpenSC)" Jacob Lowman and Dan Anderson of the Sun Microsystems Scalable Systems Group describe how to set up and verify third-party software on system controller (SC) boards, creating an open system controller (OpenSC).

Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server Technical Details
Features AMD Opteron 2000 Series Dual-core Processors
The Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server, a new addition to the Sun line of x64 rack-optimized servers, can be configured with up to two Next-Generation AMD Opteron 2000 Series dual-core processors and offers a competition-leading 8 registered ECC DDR2/667 DIMM slots per processor (16 total). The Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server also includes two PCI-Express I/O expansion slots.
Repricing of Sun Fire V440 Remanufactured Server
Same Quality and Warranty for Less

Sun Fire V440 remanufactured servers have been repriced. Remanufactured Sun products are rebuilt to deliver the same industry-leading performance, quality, and investment protection as new Sun systems, at reduced prices.

Storage
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Flexibility of Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Mixes and Matches SATA and Fibre Channel Drives
Keep Up-to-Date with Sun Software Premium and Standard Service Plans
If you have a growing business that needs reliable and highly available storage at an economical price, the features and price of the Sun StorageTek 6540 array can help you meet those needs and support business continuity requirements. The Sun StorageTek 6540 array was introduced August 10, 2006. Its modular design supports midsize and enterprise business needs.
Scale up to 16 Disk Drives per Tray with the New Sun StorageTek 6140 Array
Modular, High Availability, Hot-Swappable Components
The high availability components of the new Sun StorageTek 6140 array ensure data availability. All components (from the disk drives to the midplane) are hot-swappable, redundant and each array controller has its own battery backup system, creating high availability. Upgrades are non-disruptive as a result of Sun's compatible storage modules. This array provides enterprise class data protection at an affordable cost.
Dual Port PCI Express HBA: Sun StorageTek PCI Express Dual Channel Ultra320 Differential SCSI HBA
Provides Data Throughput Up to 320 MB/s per Channel
Attach SCSI Sun StorageTek devices to Sun server platforms at the high throughput rate of up to 320MB/s per channel and two channels with the new Sun StorageTek PCI Express dual channel Ultra320 differential SCSI host bus adapter (HBA). This HBA complements Sun SCSI products and provides maximum reliability and performance for demanding I/O requirements.
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Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 101 Issue 4; Vol 102 Issues 1, 2 and 3

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 3 - were:

  • New World Record-Breaking Servers and Workstation Introduced [16861]
  • New Generation of Modular Storage from Sun's StorageTek Acquisition: Two Arrays [16855]
  • PG&E Offers First Rebate for Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers [16867]
  • Training for Sys Admins Using the Sun Fire T2000 Server [16835]
  • Upgrade to Sun Fire X4600 Server [16857]
  • Free Sun Fire E6900 or E25K Chassis with Upgrade [16879]
  • EnterpriseDB to Provide PostgreSQL Support to Sun [16853]
  • Sun Ray Center of Excellence Highlights Sun Ray Virtual Display Clients [16759]
  • Sun Fire X2100 M2 High-performance 2-way 1-RU server [16880]
  • Sun N1 System Manager 1.3.1 Release is Available [16838]
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    Process Tools in Solaris OS Explained: From prstat to DTrace
    Chapter from "Solaris Performance and Tools" Available Online
    A chapter from the book, "Solaris Performance and Tools", by Richard McDougall, Jim Mauro and Brendan Gregg is now available online. The chapter focuses on tools that monitor process activity. In the book, tools are grouped into categories of overall status tools, control tools, introspection tools, lock activity examination tools and tracing tools. The authors cover detailed information about DTrace.
    Free Course on Solaris 10 OS
    DTrace, ZFS, Security Features and More

    If you or someone you know needs to learn about the significant features of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), a free course provides the highlights and introduces technical information to illustrate the advantages of using Solaris 10 OS.

    The Sun Geeks Guide To Native LDAP: A Native LDAP Blueprint
    Tips for Installing, Configuring, and Maintaining a Native LDAP
    For a step-by-step guide on how to install and configure both Directory and Proxy Server for a native Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) implementation, see the new book, "The Sun Geeks Guide To Native LDAP: A Native LDAP Blueprint" by Jim Covington.
    Anonymous FTP Ends: Changes to Sun Software Updates & Patches
    To be Discontinued Week of August 28, 2006
    A reminder: Anonymous FTP access to patches will be discontinued the week of August 28, 2006. A Sun Online Account will be required.
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