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Sun and Intel to Collaborate on New Servers with Intel Xeon Processors
Intel Endorses Solaris OS and Signs OEM Agreement
Sun will begin offering platforms based on Intel Xeon processors and Intel architecture optimized for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) beginning in the first half of 2007. These offerings will include uni-, dual- and multi-processor based servers and workstations. In addition to supporting Solaris OS, they will support Linux and Windows. Intel has agreed endorse and promote Solaris OS.
Sun Returns to Profitability: Second Quarter Results
Investment from KKR Private Equity Could Mean More Acquisitions
Sun's fiscal report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2007 indicates Sun has returned to profitability. Revenues increased 7 percent due to sales of Sun servers with chip multithreading (CMT) and SPARC processors, x64-based servers and adoption of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Cost-Effective, High-Performance Visualization System
For Weather Prediction, Genetics Research and Nanotechnology
Industries that require power computers to work with large files that visualize solutions such as the oil and gas industry can get high performance from the new Sun Visualization System. The system is based on Sun Fire servers, high speed/low-latency interconnects and industry-leading graphics solutions.
The First New England OpenSolaris User's Group Meeting January 31, 2007
Special Guest Simon Phipps
The first New England OpenSolaris User's Group (NEOSUG) will be held January 31, 2007, at the Sun Microsystems campus in Burlington, MA. The first 50 attendees will receive an OpenSolaris T-Shirt.
Intellectual Property Agreement between Sun and PolyChip for Proximity Communications
Direct Chip-to-Chip Computer Interconnect without Wires

Sun entered into a strategic intellectual property agreement with Polychip Inc. that includes acquiring all patent rights for pioneering work in capacitive coupling technology for direct chip-to-chip computer interconnect without wires.

Free and Open Source S/W
x Announces 1,522 Software Packages are in the "Stable" Tree
The Value of Stable Releases of Software
About four times a year, a stable tree is released from The stable tree is a collection of software packages that have all been previously released to the public and have no open bugs filed against them, as director Dennis Clarke, explains.
Open Source Software Report Quanitifies Value of Contributions to Economy
Study by European Commission Finds OSS Could Provide 32% of All IT by 2010
A report by the UNU-MERIT research institute of the University of Maastricht evaluated the economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU. The report also talks about the role of software as a driver in the economy.
"The Business of Free Software"
Turning a Profit from the Open Source Market Segment
Julia Hanna, associate editor of the Harvard Business School Alumni Bulletin, brings to readers' attention an article in the mid-January 2007 issue on the subject of "The Business of Free Software" that cites recent research at the Harvard Business School (HBS) demonstrating a shift in the nature of technology strategy development among IT vendors.
Hedeby Project to Develop Automated Resource Allocation
Allows Integration of Grid-enabled Sevices
The Hedeby project was announced at the recent SuperComputing 2006 in Tampa, Florida, as an open source software project under the name of Service Domain Management. Sun demonstrated the Grid Engine Service Domain Management module, which allows developers to integrate grid-enabled services that can then be deployed on a pool of shared resources.
GlassFish Selected Over JBoss and .Net for DVD Rental Website
New "Stories" Blog form Sun Success Story
A new Sun blog from Sun engineers, "Stories" has been posted as a place to showcase success stories of adoption of Sun's Java middleware projects, especially GlassFish. The blog features a story on a DVD exchange web site called PeerFlix that switched its infrastructure from .Net to a Java technology-based architecture.
New Business Model for Solaris Subscriptions
Fully Indemnified
Get support for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) with Solaris Subscriptions (formally known as Solaris Service Plans). There are three software support levels -- Premium, Standard and Basic. Support is available on SPARC, x64 or x86 on non-Sun hardware.
Provision Solaris OS, Red Hat and SuSE Systems with New Sun Connection Service
Life-cycle Management
The new life-cycle management platform from Sun, Sun Connection service, simplifies the deployment of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) in the Web tier, by enabling customers to provision Solaris OS, Red Hat and SUSE systems and manage updates and configuration changes.
Sun StorageTek 5220 NAS Appliances with 250 GB DIsk Configurations
Handles Fast Growing Data Volumes
250 GB configurations are available for the Sun StorageTek 5220 NAS appliance. This new appliance replaces the Sun StorEdge 5210 NAS appliance. It has integrated data services such as data replication and compliance-enabling archiving.
NEBS Level-3 Certification for Sun StorageTek 6140 Array
Optimum Performance for Price Conscious Customers
Sun has announced availability of the Sun StorageTek6140 Array. This array comes with full Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Level-3 certification. Redundant -48V DC-power supplies and AC-powered options are available with NEBS Level 3 certification for the Sun StorageTek 6140 array.
Get Higher Throughput with 4Gb Mixed Adapter Board for Sun StorageTek 9985 System
Greater Workloads Through a Single Port

A higher performance, 4 Gbit Mixed Fibre Channel Adapter Board is now available for the StorageTek 9985 system. It has a maximum single-port performance rating of up to 350MB/second (a 94 percent increase over its Mixed Adapter).

Caltech and National Archive Publishing Company Select Sun StorageTek NAS Appliances
Sun StorageTek Costs Less to Acquire While Providing Powerful Storage Features
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the National Archive Publishing Company (NAPC) have selected Sun StorageTek Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances to host their data and support file sharing among key enterprise applications.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 106 Issue 4; Volume 107 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 107 Issue 3, were

  • Sun Completes Tape Out of "Rock" SPARC Processor [17539]
  • Solaris 10 11/06 OS Features Security Enhancements and More [17519]
  • Transitioning of Sun Fire V210, V240 and V440 Servers [17516]
  • New Support Programs for Solaris 10 OS, Migration Assistance and More [17520]
  • Installation and User Guides for Solaris Trusted Extensions [17529]
  • World Records for Sun Fire T2000 Server and Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server [17502]
  • Sun Visualization System for High Performance Computing [17470]
  • New Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Server Standard Configurations [17510]
  • Installation and Upgrade Resources for Solaris 10 6/06 OS [17501]
  • Datacenter Deployments of Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers Save on Cooling, Increase Application Performance [17540]
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