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Jonathan Schwartz on the New Project Magnum and Sun's HPC Strategy
"Switching Subjects" Blog Entry of June 28
On his blog, Jonathan Schwartz talks about Sun's strategy to get back into the world of High Performance Computing (HPC). Changes at Sun in line with that strategy include the Niagara processors and OpenSolaris. He also gives technical details on the newly unveiled Project Magnum.
Videos on Virtualization, Sun Blade 6000 Modular System
Interviews with John Gage, DTrace Team

There are many videos about Sun on YouTube.com and on Sun blogs. Here are a few, including an interview with Sun's DTrace team, one with John Gage, Sun chief researcher and VP, and a video of the Sun Blade 6000 Modular System.

Greg Papadopoulos on Making Technology Work for Us
Instead of Us Managing it Constantly
The BBC is running a series of interviews online with leading technologists to speculate about the future. Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun, called for simplifying technology more such as making voicemail easier to use.
Free and Open Source S/W
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eWeek Reviews OpenOffice.org 2.2
Across the Board Improvements Noted
eWEEK Labs recently tested OpenOffice.org 2.2 and did a slight comparison to Microsoft Office 2007. Tiffany Maleshefski acknowledged improvements within both; however, she noted that OpenOffice.org 2.2's enhancements were pervasive, its broad platform support impressive and, best of all, it is free.
Open Source Software Recruited by Navy and Marines
Clearance Given to Use OSS
The Navy and Marine Corps commands have been given clearance to use open source software (OSS), so states Navy CIO Robert J. Carey in a June 5th memo, which notes "the importance of OSS to the warfighter and the need to leverage its benefits throughout the DON" (Department of the Navy) is now recognized.
Screencast of GlassFish Integration Features in NetBeans IDE 6
Resources on JDBC Driver Deployment, Resource Persistence and More
The Aquarium blog entry dated July 5, 2007, features a link to a screencast on GlassFish integration features in NetBeans 6 IDE. Version 6 of the IDE is set to be released in November 2007 with new features such as GlassFish integration capabilities. A new screencast shows some of NetBeans' latest GlassFish-integration features in action.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) Portlet Bridge
Modifying JSF Apps to Comply with JSF 168: Portlet Specification

The fifth article in a series on Sun's Open-Source Portal Initiative looks at the JavaServer Faces (JSF) Portlet Bridge. Deepak Gothe and Marina Sum explain the design and binary of the JSF Portlet Bridge, how to modify JSF applications to comply with JSF 168: Portlet Specification and the Portlet's Bridge's tag library.

Software
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Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 1 Available for Download
Get Full Product Installation

Update 1 of the Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 is now available to download as a full product installation. This Web server is designed for medium and large sites and is part of the Solaris Enterprise System.

Video on New IDE Features in Sun Studio 12
Graphical IDE Development Tool Geared for Command-line Programmers
Catch a quick video (9:43) of what is new in the IDE in Sun Studio 12 as compared to version 11 and why choose it over NetBeans IDE with C++ pack.
Quick Start Tutorial on Sun Studio 12 IDE
Guide Covers the Basics in a Step-by-Step Format
Get basic steps on developing a C, C++ or Fortran application using the new Sun Studio 12 IDE from a quick-start tutorial guide hosted on the Sun Developer Network (SDN).
    Storage
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    Beyond Traditional Backup Methodologies
    Sun StorageTek SAM-QFS and the LibSAM Library
    Find out how you can overcome the limits of traditional backup mechanisms in a Sun Developer Network article that explains the Sun StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM), Sun StorageTek QFS software and the LibSAM library.
    BigAdmin XPerts Session on Solaris Fibre Channel Connectivity, Configuration and Tuning
    Submit Your Question to Sumit Gupta, Sun Expert
    The BigAdmin XPerts Session on Solaris Fibre Channel Connectivity, Configuration and Tuning featuring Sumit Gupta is still open for questions.
    Top10
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    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 112 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 112 Issue 4, were:

    • Solaris ZFS vs. Red Hat Enterprise Linux EXT3 White Paper [18259]
    • Sun Constellation System: HPC for Weather Forecasting and Climate Modeling [18274]
    • What is "True Virtualization"? [18289]
    • How To Install Solaris 10 11/06 OS [18276]
    • Sun Fire X4600 Server Review Concludes it is Fast, Powerful and Beautiful [18290]
    • Sun Releases Solaris Cluster Source Code [18281]
    • Sun Explorer Data Collector 5.9 Diagnostic Data Collection Tool [18261]
    • Good News from Sun [18312]
    • Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.1 Documentation [18224]
    • Sun Blade News: Benchmarks, a Podcast and Review [18288]
      Developer
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      Using Sun Java System Access Manager to Secure Applications
      Learn the Basics of Authorization
      The Sun Java System Access Manager is the topic of a Sun Developer Network article that uses a fictitious health-care insurance company to demonstrate how this identity and access management solution can secure Web applications and services with authentication, single sign-on and authorization capabilities.
      Sun Studio 12 and Multi-Threaded Development
      SDN Video Focuses on Key Features in the Free Downloadable Software
      Sun Developer Network (SDN) Channel is hosting a video on how Sun Studio 12 can assist in multi-threaded development. The discussion covers Sun Studio 12's latest features, new compilers and its new point-and-click IDE, based on NetBeans 5.5.1. Sun Studio is a free platform designed for C, C++ and Fortran development.
      Upcoming Session of Ask the Experts on JSR 248
      August 20-24, 2007, Discussion of Mobile Service Architecture (MSA)
      This is advanced notice, but upcoming on August 20, 2007, there will be an Ask the Experts session on Mobile Service Architecture (MSA), JSR 248, so plug the date into your calendar now.
      Free Evaluation of Sun Java Real-Time System (Java RTS) 2.0 for SDN Members
      No-cost, 90-day Evaluation Available

      Sun Developer Network (SDN) members can download a no-cost, 90-day evaluation or an Academic Developer Use evaluation copy of the Sun Java Real-Time System (Java RTS) 2.0.

      Sysadmin
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      Solaris ZFS Goes Up Against Microsoft and Veritas File Systems
      Benchmark Testing Compares Performance Characteristics, Differences
      Solaris ZFS is the topic of two white papers, each of which offers a comparative analysis between Sun's zettabyte file system and either the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 NTFS or the Veritas File System.
      Switching to a High-Performance and Reliable Web Proxy Solution Based on Sun Technology
      Sun Java System Web Proxy Server on CoolThreads Servers Improved Performance of Content Retrieval
      A Sun BluePrints document explains how to replace an existing Web proxy implementation that uses the SQUID Web proxy server software deployed on x86 servers and change to using the Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 server and the Sun Java System Web Proxy Server software.
      Initial Set Up of Solaris Live Upgrade Software
      And How to Patch Mirrored Systems
      Minimize downtime associated with patching by using Solaris Live Upgrade software and learn how to patch mirrored systems from a new Sun BluePrints document (June 2007) by Jeff Smith.
      Greenplum Database on the Solaris 10 OS for x86 Platforms
      BigAdmin Article Details Installation and Configuration
      In a Sun BigAdmin feature article, Don Turnbull explains how to install and configure the Greenplum database (GreenplumDB) on the Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System (Solaris OS) for x86 platforms. Best for read-mostly applications such as data warehousing, GreenplumDB is an open source, parallel, clustered implementation of PostgreSQL.
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