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Good News From Sun Microsystems!
March 2007
Of the top 5 vendors, Sun was the only one to gain market share in overall server revenue this quarter, gaining 1.5 points year-over-year, while IBM declined 0.5 points in share. Read more

"Sun'scomeback began early last year, bolstered by growth of its small but fast-growing line of Intel-compatible servers, powered by chips from Advanced Micro Devices. Last year Sun also launched servers that use its own power-sipping T1 family of chips," said Investor's Business Daily's Brian Womack. Read more

"[IDC Analyst Jed] Scaramella attributed Sun's growth to its improving financial picture during the second half of 2006, its 'Try and Buy' program, which helps get its hardware into the data center, and the growing use of its Solaris OS. In 2007, Sun entered into a new agreement with Intel that analysts say should help the company continue its growth," said eWeek's Scott Ferguson. Read more

Open Source Online Community Provides Collaboration Network for Architects Improving Housing Globally
Open Architecture Network Built on Sun Hardware Enables Multilingual Collaboration in Real Time
Sun is putting its technology and belief in open source to work for a new cause - to build a collaborative website for architects who want to use design to improve living and housing standards around the world. The site is the Open Architecture Network, and the idea for it came from Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director and co-founder of Architecture for Humanity.
UC Santa Cruz Named First Sun OpenSPARC Center of Excellence
Faculty Active in OpenSPARC Community
The first OpenSPARC Center of Excellence was established at the University of California, Santa Cruz by Sun. This new center will focus on the OpenSPARC initiative, a true "open-source" approach to high-speed microprocessor technology. The Center of Excellence establishes a collaborative partnership between Sun and UCSC faculty who are working with the OpenSPARC community.
Higher Performance and Lower Cooling Costs Resulted when Physics Lab Switched to Sun Fire X2100 Servers
Fusion Energy Studies Only Take Minutes not Hours
When the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab installed 180 Sun Fire X2100 servers running a Red Hat-based OS kernel, they tested them against their old Datel AMD Athlon-based server cluster and found an increase in performance by the Sun servers that saved the scientists hours of time.
Project Darkstar's Latest Version Released at Game Developers' Conference
Darkstar Playground Also Announced
Project Darkstar, Sun's version of the online game server platform written entirely in Java technology, made its debut at the recent 2007 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where Sun also announced the opening of registration for the Darkstar Playground, which will enable developers to create a wide variety of games that can be provisioned through a single server platform.
Imation and Sun Expand Alliance to Globally Distribute Tape Media
Expanded Alliance Provides Added Convenience
The data storage company Imation has signed a distribution agreement with Sun to be the worldwide media distributor of Sun-branded tape media for entry-level, mid-range and datacenter environments.
Sun Microsystems at 25: Looking Forward
Reviewing Highlights from the Company's Past
This year Sun Microsystems celebrates its 25th anniversary and proclaims the company's maxim -- "The Network is the Computer" -- as confidently now as on day one. Delivering open, network computing technologies -- servers, storage, software and services -- Sun has enabled its customers to reap the advantages of the Internet.
What Does a Double Decker Bus Have to Do with Virtualization
Jonathan Schwartz Has a Suggestion
In his blog on the occasion of Sun's 25th birthday, "The Glamor in Mass Transit(?)," Jonathan Schwartz likens the economies attained in mass transit to those already (and yet to be) achieved in the datacenter. The secret in both instances, Schwartz contends, is "infrastructure optimized for utilization, efficiency, and overall performance." Beats a high performance sports car (or a designer cell phone) every time.
James Gosling Named to Order of Canada
Honored for Developing Java Programming Language
James Gosling, Sun VP and inventor of the Java programming language, has been appointed to the Order of Canada, according to a report on the CBC. The Order of Canada recognizes outstanding lifetime achievement and contributions to society and the country by Canadians from all walks of life.
NetBeans Reaches a New Community of Users with Ruby Plug In
Featuring Code Completion for Modules, Classes, Methods
An early access release of the NetBeans Ruby Pack is available for download from The NetBeans Ruby Pack plugin is available in the recent Milestone 7 release of NetBeans 6. It supports the Ruby programming language and editing features for both Ruby and JRuby.
Securely Automate and Manage System-to-System Communication Between Trading Partners
New Sun Java System B2B Suite 2.0 Replaces Multiple Point-to-Point Products
The new Sun Java System B2B Suite 2.0 is a fully-integrated solution to meet the need of securely managing large numbers of transactions and trading partners across different enterprise applications and systems.
Competitively Priced Sun 19-inch LCD Monitor
Receive a Trade-In Allowance
The Sun 19-inch LCD monitor has been competitively priced. It meets RoHS compliance requirements in the EU and China and has an Energy Star rating. This monitor is compatible with all Sun Workstations and Sun Ray thin clients, as well as Sun Workgroup Servers and Enterprise Servers with supported Sun graphics accelerators installed.
Discussion About OpenSPARC Community: Sun Net Talk Available on Demand
Expert Panelists Talk About Opportunities for Developers and Architects
Learn what’s behind the world’s first open source CPU and the dynamic OpenSPARC community in this Sun Net Talk available on demand. Listen in as expert panelists, including Darryl Gove and Simon Phipps, explore the many opportunities that OpenSPARC offers to developers and architects.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 108 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 the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 108 Issue 4, were:

  • Zone Migration - New Feature Makes Container Migration Easier [17725]
  • White Paper: Benefits of Using Sun Cluster 3.2 Software with Oracle 10g R2 RAC [17740]
  • Three-way Server "Shootout" Pits Dell, HP, Sun Against One Another [17722]
  • What to Expect with 2.2: Read Kai Sommerfeld [17704]
  • IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker Reports Sun Gained Market Share for Fourth Straight Quarter [17742]
  • High Rankings for Enterprise Tape Library from Sun [17732]
  • Sun Offers BakBone NetVault Backup: Automatic Configuration of Backup Devices [17718]
  • Before You Upgrade to MS Office 2007, Check Out 2 [17726]
  • Updated Book on Samba [17727]
  • Assess Your Skill Level to Determine What Classes to Take Next [17736]
    New Packages in the Java XML Digital Signature API
    How to Create and Validate an XML Signature

    Sun senior engineer Sean Mullan brings his knowledge of Java technology and XML security to the Sun Developer Network site (SDN) with a tech tip that explains the Java XML Digital Signature API. Mullan provides an overview of XML signatures and how to use the API in your applications.

    Struts Basics - A Lab from Sang Shin
    How to Build Simple Struts Applications

    Developer San Shin has created a "Struts Basics Lab" in response to the increasing interest shown in Struts as a popular web application framework based on MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture. San Shin's lab will teach the fundamental concept, architecture, and features of Struts 1.1 by building and deploying simple Struts applications, following a step-by-step guide using NetBeans IDE.

    Using jMaki to Build Web Applications
    Layouts, Widgets and Glue

    Looking for a how-to on building "web 2.0 applications" with jMaki? Carla Mott provides a step-by-step example of "how to use one of the layout templates, various widgets, the dynamic container and the glue feature that are part of jMaki to quickly build a web 2.0 application."

    NetCaboodle NetBeans Business 2 Mobile Plug In
    Develop MIDP clients Without Writing Protocol Code

    Develop MIDP clients for your business services - without writing any of your own protocol code - by using the Business 2 Mobile plugin from Net Caboodle. The download is available online.

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