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Interview with Charles Nutter of Sun about Progress of JRuby Project
Working with the Community
Core developers Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo joined Sun in September 2006. Kirk Pepperdine of TheServerSide.com talked with Nutter about the progress of JRuby since then, the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), NetBeans IDE and more.
Three JavaOne Online Technical Sessions Focus on Security
Covers Ajax, JavaServer Faces/Spring/Hibernate and Solaris Trusted Extensions
Security is the topic for three JavaOne Online technical sessions now accessible. These sessions focus on Ajax security essentials, securing JavaServer Faces Technology/Spring/Hibernate applications and using Solaris Trusted Extensions to implement platform security services for the Java language.
Software
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Sun Studio 12 Software's Release Accompanied by New Developer Services
Also EOL for Sun Studio 9 and its Associated Services
Sun Studio 12 is Sun's latest version of its compilers and performance tools designed for the C, C++ and Fortran developer communities. Accompanying its release, Sun also is offering Sun Developer Service Plans and Sun Software Services Plans for Sun Studio 12, and announced the end of life for Sun Studio 9.
StarOffice 8 Software for End Users Web-based Bundled Course Available
Learn New Features in the Office Productivity Software
The StarOffice 8 End User Bundle (WOB-1601-08) provides courses that introduce students to various modules of the StarOffice 8 software application suite. The courses describe how to use the features of these modules to create and enhance text documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Sun Shared Visualization 1.0.1 Software Download Available
For Sharing Centralized Compute and Graphics Resources Across a Network
Version 1.0.1 of the Sun Shared Visualization software is now available for download. With Sun Shared Visualization software, organizations can share centralized compute and graphics resources from a variety of clients across the network, aiding collaboration and security as well as lowering TCO.
Servers
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Versatile Sun Blade 6000 Modular System Runs on AMD, Intel or SPARC Processors
Eight Memory DIMM Slots per CPU, Independent I/O, 10 RU
The recently announced Sun Blade 6000 Modular System allows users to mix and match processors and operating systems. The Sun Blade 6000 Modular Systems are the only heterogeneous systems in the marketplace supporting all three major volume CPU architectures: Intel, AMD and SPARC processors. Get technical details and comparisons with other blades.
Sun Cluster Now Supports Some Sun Blade Systems
Includes Sun Blade 6000 Modular System and T6300 Server Module
Sun Cluster 3.1 (8/05) and 3.2 and later now support the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System and the Sun Blade T6300 Server Module, allowing them to be deployed in a Sun Cluster environment. This high-availability cluster software offers a business continuity and disaster recovery platform for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Fire X4100 M2 Server Benchmark Test Results Beat Previous Record
Best Price-Performance for 300GB Systems
The BM Seer blog reports benchmark results for the Sun Fire X4100 M2 server on the TPC-H @300GB Performance test, showing that the Sun Fire X4100 M2 has 50 percent better price performance than the HP DL585.
Storage
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Forrester Reports Value of Storage Resource Management Overlooked
Vendors Need to Educate Customers and Facilitate Products
The value of implementing storage resource management (SRM) offerings into IT infrastructure and storage operations is being overlooked by enterprise customers primarily because vendors are not properly educating administrators, finds a recent Forrester Research study.
New, Lower Price: Bundle of Four QLogic 5602 Stackable 4Gb Fibre Channel Switches
Provides 64 Ports of Connectivity
The QLogic SANbox 5602 stackable IP switch features dual hot-swappable power supplies, 4 Gb/sec Fibre Channel fabric speeds and now has a lower price for a bundle of four. With 16 4 Gb/sec ports, this lower-priced bundled offer provides 64 ports of connectivity.
New UAP Trade-in Allowances for Sun StorageTek 2540 Arrays
Sun StorageTek SL500 Tape Library Bundles Also in Sun UAP
The Sun StorageTek 2540 array has been added to the Sun Upgrade Advantage Program (UAP). There are also new trade-in allowances for Sun StorageTek SL500 tape library bundles.
Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 111 Issues 3, 4 and 5; Volume 112 Issue 1

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 112 Issue 1, were:

  • Sun Blade 6000 Modular System [18190]
  • Multi-threaded Application Development Simplified on New Sun Studio 12 [18181]
  • Sun Java System Identity Manager 7.1 [18206]
  • Review of Sun Ultra 40 M2 Workstation with the 3Ware 9650SE SATA RAID Controller [18188]
  • Save on Sun 19-Inch Flat Panel TFT LCD Digital Monitor [18192]
  • Choice of OS with AMD Chip Nets Positive Review of Sun Ultra 20 M2 Workstation [18193]
  • Introduction to Dynamic Reconfiguration and Capacity on Demand for Sun SPARC Enterprise Servers [18171]
  • Unattended Installation of Windows 2003 Server on Sun Fire Servers [18175]
  • Sun Java Composite Application Platform Suite 5.1.3 [18158]
  • Sun Multi-threaded Dual 10Gb and Quad 1Gb Ethernet Linux Driver Reference Source [18167]
    Developer
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    Solaris Express Developer Edition 5/07 Features Sun Studio 12 Compilers
    Includes NetBeans 5.5 IDE, Profiler and Visual Web Pack
    This new release of Solaris Express Developer Edition 5/07 features the new Sun Studio 12 compilers, enhanced wireless support and automatic network configuration for developing applications based on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Java technology and Web 2.0 applications.
    New NetBeans 5.5 IDE Tutorials
    Internationalization and End-to-End Application Building
    New NetBeans IDE 5.5 tutorials are available online. One covers end-to-end application development and the other shows you how to set up internationalization in NetBeans IDE 5.5.
    Design and Implementation of an Image Cache for MIDP
    To Minimize MIDP Application Size
    A new tech tip on the Sun Developer Connection (SDN) illustrates how to reduce the size of applications to lower the overall MIDlet suite size. C. Enrique Ortiz explains using a local cache and utility classes such as ImageRmsUtils.java and NetworkUtils.java.
    Sysadmin
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    Stretched Clusters: Eliminating the Need for Disaster Recovery
    Benefits of WAN-based Clusters
    A white paper by John Vossler, a UNIX and Linux infrastructure consultant, presents a case study of designing two sites for a cluster to prevent loss of function of the cluster in case of a disaster. The paper outlines selecting a co-location hosting company with sites in different cities, setting up the Ethernet and SAN network connections, and how the Sun hardware and Cisco switches were set up and connected.
    ZFS Rated as "Far Superior"
    InfoWorld Test Center Review
    Paul Venezia posted a review of the Solaris ZFS on the InfoWorld Test Center in which he stated that after he started working with ZFS, "one thing became clear: the file system of the next 10 years will either be ZFS or something extremely similar. The fluidity, the malleability, and the scalability of ZFS far surpass anything available now on any platform."
    Demonstration of Sun's Systems Management Technologies
    See N1 System , Solaris Containers, Sun Connection and More at Work
    Sun demonstrated its systems management technologies during the 2007 JavaOne Conference held last month in San Francisco. In his blog, Steve Stelting with Sun described this demonstration that illustrated remote administration with groups of servers that performed infrastructure, test and production jobs.
    Solaris Container Manager 3.6.1 Enhancements
    Offers Updates to Zone Management, Alarm Function and Search Feature
    Solaris Container Manager 3.6.1 software provides zone management enhancements, such as zone rename, move, clone and migration, which are further enhanced when using Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System (Solaris OS). This software release also includes alarm functionality enhancements and search feature.
    Solaris 10 ZFS Administration Course
    From Creating a Storage Pool to Emulated Volumes and More
    If you read Paul Venezia's InfoWorld review of Solaris ZFS (article [18234]) and want to learn how to use the file system, this course will fill that need. Course number VC-SA-229-S10 "Solaris 10 ZFS Administration" shows you how to set up, configure, administer and manage this file system.
    How to Format USB Disks in Solaris Operating System
    Brief Tip

    Sun blogger Eric Shobe posted a how-to article on his site that explains how to format USB disks in the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

    Security
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    Sun Net Talk On Protecting Your Organization with Sun Systemic Security Program
    Security is More Than Systems
    Sun Systemic Security Program is more than just systems: it is about people, architecture and processes. Join Joel Weise, principal engineer, for a Sun Net Talk on "Protecting Your Organization with Sun Systemic Security".
    Why Elliptical Curve Cryptography is More Efficient Than RSA
    Podcast with Sun Labs Distinguished Engineer Vipul Gupta
    Join Sun Labs Distinguished Engineer Vipul Gupta and Hal Stern, VP of Sun Global Systems Engineering, in a podcast as they discuss the advantages of Elliptical Curve Cryptography (ECC) over RSA.
    Enterprise Intrusion Analysis of UNIX Environments
    Upcoming Courses in Atlanta and the Boston Area

    The Enterprise Intrusion Analysis course provides students with the skills needed to discover and analyze enterprise intrusions in a UNIX environment. Upcoming courses are being offered in July 2007 in Atlanta and the Boston area.

    Three Vulnerabilities for the Solaris OS - Management Console
    Solaris Gnome Assistive Technology XScreenSaver Local Arbitrary Command Execution

    The SANS Institute reports three vulnerabilities for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS): The management console is exposed to a remote privilege escalation issue; it is also exposed to a remote privilege escalation issue; and Solaris versions running Gnome sessions with Assistive Technology and xscreensaver are exposed to a local arbitrary command execution issue.

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