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An Introductory Look at Grid Computing
The Economical Route to Improved Utilization, Availibility, ROA
Sun PTC Solutions product line manager Michael Schulman presents an argument for grid computing in a recent issue of Desktop Engineering that he entitled, simply, "The Case for Grid Computing."
DRM and Mobile Users Access to Content: A Discussion from Sun Labs' Jacobs
Project DReaM Seeks to Create Universal Interoperability
Tom Jacobs, director of research for Sun Microsystems Laboratories, spoke at the recent DEMOfall conference about digital rights management (DRM). He discussed problems with DRM as it exists today and the solutions his team is working on with Project DReaM.
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Solutions Available by Oracle on Sun Systems
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (BIDW) systems are assuming a more strategic role in today’s enterprise. A valuable source for BIDW solutions is Oracle products on Sun systems.
Software
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Transitioning Sun Control Station 2.2 and Replacing it with Version 2.2.1
New Version Adds Many New Features

The Sun Control Station 2.2 has been replaced by the Sun Control Station 2.2.1 and, as a result, 2.2 is being transitioned. The last order date is December 15, 2006, and the last ship date, March 16, 2007. End-of-Service Life date is March 16, 2012. The new version includes support for more platforms and a new Health Monitoring feature.

Sun Identity Management Software Tour Illustrates Advantages of Sun's Products
The Sun Java Identity Management Suite Includes New Features
Explore how Sun's comprehensive portfolio of identity management solutions can help you manage, protect, store, verify and share identity data. The video covers the benefits of the virtual enterprise and how to manage the risks with Sun's identity management solutions.
Sun Weblog Publisher Add-on Works With StarOffice, OpenOffice.org
Easy-to-use Solution for Less Than $10
The Sun Weblog Publisher, an add-on that works with either StarOffice, StarSuite[TM or OpenOffice.org, enables users to accomplish a number of task, including crating, editing and publishing weblog entries on commonly used Blog servers. The Sun Weblog Publisher is available only as a download from Sun Microsystems for a mere $9.95.
Servers
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Benchmark Results for Sun Blade 8000 System & Sun Fire E6900 on SPECjAppServer2004 Make World Record
Beating IBM and HP Configurations
The Sun Blade 8000 Modular System delivered a world record result on the SPECjAppServer2004 (Java Application Server) benchmark. This result beat the previous IBM result (HS20 BladeCenter cluster), with 52 percent better performance and 35 percent better performance over the best HP result on the rx6600 Cluster.
White Paper: The Architecture of Sun Fire V125, V215, V245, and V445 servers
Ideal Servers for Web Infrastructure Deployments
A new white paper introduces the technical specifications of Sun's newest UltraSPARC processor-based workgroup servers — the Sun Fire V125, V215, V245 and V445 servers. These servers are ideal for Web infrastructure deployments. The white paper covers specific details of each server as well as general features of the entire workgroup.
Two Server Downloads with New Modules for Sun Fire Servers
Tools and Utilities to Integrate Sun Fire x64 Servers into the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Environment

Two recent downloads have been made available on the Sun Download Center site: One for the Sun Fire X4100 M2 and Sun Fire X4200 M2, and one that provides tools and utilities needed to completely integrate Sun Fire x64 servers into the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 environment.

Storage
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Sun StorageTek Encryption Consulting Services
A Source of Expert Help for Secure Information Management
The Sun StorageTek Encryption Consulting Services can help guide your organization through the challenging process of obtaining an encryption solution that ensures compliance with such regulatory statutes as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), California Senate Bill 1386 and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).
Sun Transitions the Sun StorEdge 6130 Array
Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Recommended as Replacement

Sun Microsystems is preparing to transition the Sun StorEdge 6130 array and options and recommending customers to move to the Sun StorageTek 6140 array. The last order date for the Sun StorEdge 6130 is December 15, 2006; last ship date is March 16, 2007. End of Service Life date is June 30, 2012.

Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenOffice.org Conference Videos Available Online
View on Browser or Download Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis Formats
OpenOffice.org fans can now enjoy several videos of the presentations made at the recent conference in Lyon, France, September 11-13. According to Sun accessibility architect and blogger Peter Korn, these can be viewed within one's browser or downloaded in either open standard Ogg Theora and Ogg Vorbis formats.
The Grid Engine Project
Log in and Get Involved
The Grid Engine project is an open source community effort devoted to facilitating the adoption and use of distributed computing solutions. Newcomers are always welcome to join the effort. Among the major contributors is Sun Microsystems, which has opened half a million lines of code and continues to employ a team of developers on Grid Engine projects.
OpenOffice and WorldLabel Template & Clipart Contest Deadline Extended
$5,000 in Prizes for Winning Entries
The Documentation Project, found on the OpenOffice.org web page, is holding a competition for templates and clipart. They are looking for entries and have $5,000 in prize money ready. The contest deadline has been extended to October 31, 2006.
Developer
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Sun Java Toolkit 1.0 for CDC, Beta Now Available
First Release for Device Emulation and Build Tools Supporting CDC
Sun Java Toolkit 1.0 for Connected Device Configuration (CDC), Beta is now available. The Sun Java Toolkit for CDC functions as a standalone toolkit with a simple development environment. According to the Java web page, "This is the first release for device emulation and build tools supporting the CDC platform. It includes support for CDC 1.1, Foundation Profile 1.1, Personal Basis Profile 1.1, and Advanced Graphics User Interface 1.0."
How to Deploy JSPWiki to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0
Screenshots Illustrate Tech Tip
Sriram Natarajan, a member of the Sun Java System Web Server development team, with the help of writer Marina Sum, explains how to set up, deploy and configure JSPWiki to Sun Java System Web Server 7.0. His technical article on the Sun Developer Network (SDN) site is part 1.
Security
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Leveraging Security in the Native Platform Using Java SE 6 Technology
Get a Performance Boost from Cryptographic Accelerators
Valerie Peng of the Java Security team at Sun provides a tech tip that explains important enhancements on the native security integration using Java Development Kit (JDK) 6. It covers features with scenarios and code samples.
OASIS Digital Signature Services Technical Committee Posts Draft and Seeks Input
Specification Describes Signing Protocol and Verifying Protocol
The OASIS Digital Signature Services (DSS) Technical Committee (TC) recently approved the Digital Signature Service specification and is seeking public comment through December 2, 2006. The DSS technical committee will develop techniques to support the processing of digital signatures.
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