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EPA to Study Data Center Cooling and Power Issues
H.R. 5646 Bill Signed, Sun's Servers Fit the Bill
The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 5646 in early December 2006, which directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the energy consumption of Federal and private computer data centers. Sun was involved in proposing the legislation, along with AMD, HP and Intel.
Volunteer Opportunities from Sun Foundation and Global Giving Drive
Making a Difference Across the Globe or Closer to Home
This time of year often raises the call to donate to charities and volunteer time to projects and organizations we believe in. Sun programs include the "Share the Opportunity" initiative of the Sun Foundation and the Global Giving Drive.
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    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 105 Issue 5; Volume 106 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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 106 Issue 3, were

    • Benefits of Consolidating Multiple Database Servers on Sun Fire X4600 Server using Solaris Containers [17379]
    • XO's Concentric Web Hosting Platform Powered by Sun Fire T2000 Servers [17413]
    • What IT People are Saying About the New Java SE 6 [17407]
    • Sun Replaces Sun StorageTek SATA Array [17372]
    • Java CAPS Deployed by Top Retailers to Improve Store and Back End Systems [17411]
    • Java Application Platform SDK Update 2 Now Available [17410]
    • Notification Plug-in Now Available in Sun Java System Messaging Server 6 2006Q4 [17397]
    • Preventing Denial of Service Attacks in Sun Java System Messaging Server [17396]
    • Java 6 SE Gets Numerous Security Enhancements [17393]
    • Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8.1 Now Available [17402]
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      Sun Studio Express 3 - December 2006 Build Available
      New IDE based on NetBeans 5.5.1
      Get an early look at new features and test them yourself with the release of the December 2006 build of Sun Studio Express 3. New features have been added to the compilers (new compiler flags) and tools that are currently under development for both SPARC and x86 platforms.
      Sun and Microsoft Interoperability for Web Authentication
      Integrating Sun Java System Access Manager into a .NET Environment
      A tech tip from architect Pat Patterson and Marina Sum explains how to integrate ASP and ASP.NET applications with Sun Java System Access Manager and its Policy Agent for single sign-on.
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      The CIO and CPO -- Working Together to Secure Data and IT Systems
      Best Practices White Paper
      A new white paper from Sun addresses the new relationship between a Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) that some companies now have in place. The paper presents best practices, typical business scenarios and methods of privacy protection.
      Public Review of WS-SX WS-SecurityPolicy v1.2 from OASIS TC
      Open Until February 10, 2007
      Comments are sought on the WS-SecurityPolicy 1.2 specification that is available for public review from the OASIS Web Services Secure Exchange (WS-SX) technical committee (TC) until February 10, 2007.
      Solaris ld.so Multiple Local Vulnerabilities
      May Lead to Execution of Arbitrary Code with Elevated Privileges

      Multiple local vulnerabilities in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) may lead to execution of arbitrary code with elevated privileges. The article lists releases that address the issues.

      JRE Security Vulnerability
      May Allow an Untrusted Applet to Access Data in Other Applets

      Two vulnerabilities in the Java runtime environment (JRE) may independently allow an untrusted applet to access data in other applets.

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