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    Sun Net Talk on Development Opportunities with UltraSPARC T1 Processor
    Open Source Opens the Door to Developers and Architects
    There is a Sun Net Talk on the subject of "OpenSPARC: Innovation Opportunities with the World's First Open Source CPU". This Net Talk will consider what’s behind the world’s first open source CPU (the UltraSPARC T1 processor) and the dynamic OpenSPARC community. A panel of experts explores the many opportunities that OpenSPARC offers to developers and architects.
    Schwartz Sees Strong Ethical Foundation at Sun
    Praises McNealy's Legacy in Creating the Corporate Culture
    If you don't hear the name Sun Microsystems mentioned in the news about options abuses in Silicon Valley, Jonathan Schwartz, Sun CEO, told the New York Times in an interview, it's in considerable measure because of the ethical climate instilled in the company under the leadership of Scott McNealy.
    Value of Real-time Capabilities of Solaris OS and Java Technology Free Online Web Seminar on OpenSolaris

    Jim Laurent, a pre-sales systems engineer in the Sun Federal organization, explains in his no-nonsense blog the benefits of real-time computing that the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Java technology provide.

    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.
    New Configuration of Sun Fire V40z Server with AMD Opteron Model 890 Processors
    AMD 850 Processor Comes to End-of-Life
    The Sun Fire V40z Server is now available in a new RoHS-compliant configuration that uses the 2.8 GHz AMD Opteron Model 890 Dual Core Processors. The AMD Opteron 850 Processors will no longer be part of the standard configuration as this processor no longer meets market requirements.
    Learn Tuning Basics for Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 CoolThreads Servers
    New Course Online and in Classroom Format

    A new course on the Sun Fire Tx000 servers (Sun Fire T2000 and T1000 servers) is offered in two different formats, a regular class and as a web-based Live Virtual Class. Topics include performance issues related to UltraSPARC T1 processor-based systems, hardware structure and operation.

    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]
      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.
      Education and Research
      Sun's Kim Jones Named Finalist in 3rd Stevie Awards
      Award Recognizes Achievements Among Women Executives
      Kim Jones, vice president of Global Education, Government and Health Sciences, Sun, has been named as finalist in the 3rd Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie selected Jones on the basis of her leadership of a diverse organization committed to creating technological innovations that improve the quality of government, education and healthcare on a global level.
      Education Promotional Pricing on Sun Hardware, Servers and Storage
      Many Promotions with Last Order Date March 31, 2007
      Eligible education institutions can take advantage of promotional pricing on Sun hardware such as workstations, storage arrays and servers. Choose from Sun Ultra 40 workstations, SPARC servers, and Sun StorageTek arrays. Promotional pricing on many items ends March 31, 2007, so act now.
      New Sun CoE: Hochschule Technik & Architektur Luzern Institute in Switzerland
      Sun Center of Excellence Teaches Students about Server Configuration
      A new Sun Center of Excellence has been formed at the Hochschule Technik & Architektur Luzern Institute in Switzerland. The IT lab offers students the opportunity to gather knowledge and gain hands-on experience about server structures, technologies and applications.
      Consolidation Tool for Sun Fire Servers V1.0, Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers
      Consolidate Multiple Applications
      If you need to consolidate multiple applications onto a Sun Fire T1000 or T2000 server platform, the Consolidation Tool for Sun Fire Servers (V1.0, Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 Edition) has all the features you need. With it, you can also create Solaris Containers.
      "Hats Off to Solaris OS" -- Switching from Red Hat to Solaris 10 OS
      Get Features and Benefits in Solaris 10 OS Found Nowhere Else
      There are a lot of reasons why switching to Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) is a good idea now. Starting with all the features of Solaris 10 OS that Red Hat does not have such as Solaris Containers and Predictive Healing, there's also the fact that in July 2007, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 will enter the maintenance support phase, during which only security errata and mission-critical bug fixes will be released from that point forward.
      ZFS Resources: Best Practices Guide, Veritas and Benchmark Details
      Blogs and Other Sources

      There are many resources online about ZFS, including a best practices guide on the website for the book, Solaris Internals. Other links here point to resources for Veritas products and a list of ZFS examples.

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