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Deploying SAP Systems with Solaris 10 OS Zones
Script for Automating Zones
A recent Sun blog posted a presentation about how to install SAP systems to get the benefits of Solaris 10 Operating Systems (Solaris OS) zones. Also find a script that automates the creation of a zone.
Project Blackbox Has Its First Customer - Stanford University
Linear Accelerator Center Adds More Power to Its Subatomic Particle Research
Project Blackbox has been touring the country and the world to show off what it can do. Now, the first customer will be getting their own. Stanford University just got the first black box shipping container for their Linear Accelerator Center.
HPC Talks Online from Dresden June 2007
TSUBAME, Sun Visualization System Case Study, and Niagara 2 Processors
Josh Simons gathered links to many HPC Consortium talks and posted them on his blog. Talks he links to cover topics such as TSUBAME, the Sun Visualization System, and two talks on the Niagara 2 processor performance.
Sun Net Talk On Demand: Sun Delivers Microsoft Interoperability Year 3
Success Stories of Sun and Microsoft on Sun Ray Thin Clients and More
Hear from Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos and others in a new Sun Net Talk On Demand about the three-year Sun/Microsoft interoperability partnership. Discussion centers around customer successes from the joint use of Microsoft and Sun servers, thin clients and storage; and Project Tango; and Java technology and .NET compatibility.
Java Technology
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Graphical Capabilities of the Java ME Platform
Reference Guide for All Java ME Graphical APIs
With so many APIs of the mobile Java platform available now, it's hard to sort out which to use. Bruce Hopkins has listed graphical APIs of the Java ME platform that are currently available and under specification. He covers the profiles built on Java ME configurations and optional packages. The API's covered include MIDP 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0; Personal Basis Profile 1.0 and 1.1; Scalable 2D and 3D Vector Graphics and more.
Scalable Vector Graphics on Java ME-- JSR 226
SVG Tiny Profile for Displaying Vector Graphics on Small Devices
The java.net article "Scalable Vector Graphics on Java ME" by Biswajit Sarkar presents a demo application that illustrates how to create a Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image with inline code. How to use JSR 226 in combination is also explained.
Software
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New Features in Sun Management Center 3.6.1 Software
Failover HA Solution, Linux Agent Support for OPL, Xen Qualification
The newest version of Sun Management Center software, version 3.6.1, expands monitoring and management into the realm of x86/x64 systems through the x86 config reader, which allows you to deploy the Sun Management Center server within a non-global zone. Learn about this and other new features in a new white paper.
Project D-Light: New Sun Studio Express Plug-In
For Profiling and Seeing Runtime Application Behavior
Quickly profile and peer into the runtime behavior of your systems with Project D-Light, a free download from the Sun site. Project D-Light is a new feature added to Sun Studio Express. This plug-in uses an intuitive drag and drop interface.
Sun Software Quarterly News Spring 2007 Highlights Recent Wins
Gartner Report, Revenue News, Solaris OS Registered Licenses and More
The Spring 2007 Sun Software Quarterly News report lists milestones achieved, business case studies showing successful adoption and implementation of Sun software, and other facts about the state of Sun's software strategy.
Zero Servers -- Is It Possible to Rely on Online Services for Applications?
SaaS as a More Efficient Model
Robert Worrall, Sun CIO and senior VP, asserts that the IT shop of the future will focus more on business than technology. Worrall recently talked with Paul Krill of InfoWorld.com about this trend and how this will affect Sun's business model.
Servers
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Sun Blade X6250 Benchmarks
Computational Fluid Dynamics Test, ANSYS Test
Three recently posted benchmark results for the Sun Blade X6250 module are available on the BM Seer blog. The first is for a Sun Blade X6250 cluster with Infiniband interconnects on the Fluent 6 benchmark; the second is a single-node Sun Blade X6250 with Intel Xeon 3 GHz DC 5160; and a third is a result from ANSYS "Standard" benchmark test suite for the Sun Blade X6250.
SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Power Calculator
See Power Consumption and Cooling Requirements
Use the "Power Calculator" to estimate and calculate the power consumption and cooling requirements of a planned configuration of SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 servers.
Sun Try & Buy Program Success Story: Benton Public Utility District
Sun Fire T2000 Servers Replace Older Servers and Save Money will Increasing Performance
When the Benton Public Utility in Washington state needed to improve the speed of the computers and applications that customer service staff used, the utility took advantage of Sun's Try & Buy program and discovered a 50 percent improvement in key customer service processing times.
Sun Integration 1.0 for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console Download Available
Integrate Sun Servers into a TEC Environment
Sun Servers Integration 1.0 for IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console provides the tools and utilities needed to completely integrate Sun servers into a Tivoli Enterprise Console (TEC) environment.
Storage
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Disk Allocation: What Space Are You Really Using?
A Sun Study Finds Wasted Space
Thinking about adding capacity to your IT infrastructure? See this blog for insight on assessing what space you have and how it is being used (or not used). Randy Chalfant of Sun asserts that on average 40 percent of space is used for inert data that has not been accessed in six months.
    Tunables for the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Suite
    White Paper Presents Examples
    If you are a SAN architect who needs to adjust certain values to optimize failover times or array performance, this guide explains what to adjust and how. The paper presents three general matrices describing the various types of tunables and/or default values related to performance, failover times, and error recovery and logging.
    Drivers for Sun StorageTek L- and SL-Series Libraries Available
    Sun StorageTek Tape Drive T9840 Family Drivers Available for Download

    New drivers are available for download for Sun StorageTek L-Series libraries and for the Sun StorageTek Tape Drive T9840 family. See the Sun Download Center for details and links.

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    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 113, Issues 1 and 2 ; Volume 112 Issues 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 113 Issue 2, were:

    • Benchmark Result: 1.4 GHz UltraSPARC T1 Chip Ten Percent Faster than IBM POWER6 Chip [18308]
    • Managing NFS Performance with Solaris ZFS [18342]
    • Elements that Make a Secure Server with Solaris 10 OS [18352]
    • Key Security Features Excluded from RHEL 5 and IBM Common Criteria Evaluation [18346]
    • Project Indiana: A New Distribution of OpenSolaris for GNU/Linux Users [18366]
    • Beautiful Code - New O'Reilly Book Features Case Studies [18338]
    • Solaris: Often Imitated, Seldom Bettered [18344]
    • Sun Advanced Lights Out Manager 1.6.5 [18350]
    • Benchmark Result on Open Source GlassFish with Solaris OS [18354]
    • Four Solaris OS Vulnerabilities [18334]
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