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SciMark Benchmark Results of Sun Ultra 20 M2 Workstation Reach World Record Level
Sun's New Workstation Beats Intel on Composite Java Benchmark
A new benchmark for the Sun Ultra 20 M2 workstation recorded a world record on the SciMark 2.0 benchmark test. SciMark is a composite Java benchmark measuring the performance of numerical codes occurring in scientific and engineering applications. The benchmark test used the new 1.6.0-rc version of the JDK and Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Tech Days Conference in Seattle, Washington
Web 2.0, Java Technology and the Solaris 10 Operating System
Sun will start its 9th series of worldwide events for developers, "Sun Tech Days, 2006-2007", in Seattle, Washington. There is no charge for these events which will be loaded with technical content, practical "how to" information, demonstrations, examples of real-world solutions, hands-on training and more. Please note that space is limited. On Wednesday, September 6th, Sun Tech Day attendees can choose to attend one of two bonus, no-cost, developer days: NetBeans Day or OpenSolaris Day. On Thursday, Sun will offer full-day Java University classes.
Sun Java CAPS Suite Wins SWIFTReady Financial EAI Gold 2006 Award for Eighth Time
STP Standards Assure Reliable and Secure Messaging
The Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite (Java CAPS) has been awarded the SWIFTReady Financial EAI Gold label by SWIFT. This is the eighth year Sun CAPS has won the award. The certification award indicates adherence to established guidelines for Straight Through Processing (STP), including transformation and routing, for reliable, secure and assured messaging.
The Institute For Genomic Research Selects Sun Fire Servers Over HP
Migrating to Sun Saves Operating Expenses and Facilitates Genome Research
Sun x64 servers continue to earn customers. The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) selected three Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers to replace its 15 HP Alpha servers and consolidate IT operations to power its complex genomic assembler for molecular research. The benefits of the new system start with performance and reliability and keep going right through to cost savings from lower energy consumption.
Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group - ATLOSUG
Next Meeting - Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The next meeting of the Atlanta OpenSolaris User Group will feature Ryan Matteson in a talk titled, "DTrace Toolkit". The grup was established to connect members of the community interested in OpenSolaris and Solaris, and to grow the OpenSolaris community in the Atlanta area. All are welcome - developers, open-source contributors, system administrator, architects, and any other interested parties. For more informations
New ControlCenter in Chennai, India to Provide Services and Support to Sun Customers
IT Talent Pool, Training Critical Factors in Location Choice
To manage and monitor the IT infrastructure and IT process of Sun customers in India, Sun has set up a ControlCenter in Chennai. Sun has two other ControlCenters, one in the U.S. and the other in Scotland. The center will focus on addressing issues before they become problems, in contrast to only providing post-incident services.
World's First OpenSolaris Center of Excellence Opens In Italy
Physics Department at University of Pisa Sets up Portal, Offers Seminars
Open source continues to accelerate innovation all over the world, this time as evidenced by a new Sun Center of Excellence (CoE) that recently opened in Italy to encourage the spread of OpenSolaris. This is the first CoE for OpenSolaris.
Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 102 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4

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 4 - were:

  • Free Course on Solaris 10 OS [16868]
  • Process Tools in Solaris OS Explained: From prstat to DTrace [16870]
  • Sun Fire V490 UltraSPARC IV+ Beats IBM POWER5+ p5 505Q and p5 550 on SAP-SD 2-Tier ECC 5.0 Benchmark [16901]
  • The Sun Geeks Guide To Native LDAP: A Native LDAP Blueprint [16869]
  • IDC Shows Sun Gaining Market Share in Worldwide Server Market [16907]
  • Flexibility of Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Mixes and Matches SATA and Fibre Channel Drives [16875]
  • Sun Fire X2200 M2 Server Technical Details [16882]
  • Anonymous FTP Ends: Changes to Sun Software Updates & Patches [16888]
  • Sun Upgrade Advantage Program for Sun Fire UltraSPARC IV+ Servers [16873]
  • Overcoming the Data Center Cost Crunch with the UltraSPARC IV+ Processor [16864]
    OpenSPARC Community Website Offers CoolTools and More
    Source Code Available for OpenSPARC T1 version 1.2
    The OpenSPARC community's new web site is up and running. It offers a chance for developers and OpenSPARC community members to participate in processor architecture development and application design. Available on the site are links to projects such as the open book wiki and documentation on the OpenSPARC T1 version 1.2.
    Getting Familiar with REpresentational State Transfer (REST)
    Another Useful Web Services Tool

    In his article "RESTful Web Services," Sameer Tyagi explains that REpresentational State Transfer (REST) is a key design idiom embracing a stateless client-server architecture that permits viewing web services as resources that can be identified by their URLs. As such REST is an example of the "software architectural style," which typically refers to "a set of design rules that identify the kinds of components and connectors that may be used to compose a system or subsystem."

    Free Web Services Online Courses
    Of Interest to Developers, SysAdmins, Consultants
    Two free web services courses are available online for system engineers, professional services consultants and application developers. Aspects of web services include such concerns as web services infrastructure, web services models and organizations such as W3C, WS-I, OASIS and JCP.
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