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World Record Sun Fire T2000 for 2-node Configuration with 1-Socket Application Server
Benchmark Results
The highest ever SPECjAppServer score by any application server running on a single Sun appserver machine was achieved by a Sun Fire T2000 equipped with one UltraSPARC T1 processor at 1.4 GHz running the Sun Java System Application Server 9.1.
New Documentation Sun Java Communications Suite Software
Helps Evaluate the Latest Version of the Software
New documentation for the Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Evaluation Guide is now available online. The Sun Java Communications Suite delivers industry-leading email, calendaring and real-time collaboration functionality for service providers and large organizations worldwide.
Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 8 Contains Critical Bug Fixes
Security Enhancements in SP8, PHP Compatibility

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 Service Pack 8 with critical bug fixes and security enhancements is now available for download. Users are strongly encouraged to install this service pack, especially those with sites that use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS).

Hardware
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Sun Dual 10GbE XFP PCIe Express Module for Sun Blade Servers
Designed for Current and Future Application Needs
The Sun Dual 10GbE XFP PCIe Express Module for Sun Blade servers is designed for high performance data center applications requiring large throughput. It is fully compliant with IEEE standards and offers Dual 10 GE port PCI Express 1.1 compliance, Fiber XFP MSA compliance, among others.
New 24.1-inch, 4th Generation LCD Monitor Being Introduced
Offers State-of-the-Art LCD Technology
Sun is introducing a new 24.1-inch, 4th generation LCD monitor to replace the current 24.1-inch LCD monitor. The new monitor offers ultra-fast, motion-enhanced, HD+ 24.1-inch LCD monitor; a resolution of 1920x1200, 2.3 million pixels; and S-PVA technology for an extreme wide viewing angle and smooth motion performance.
Express Rail Kit and Other Rackmount Kit Available for Sun Fire Servers
No Tools Needed

There are new rail and rackmount kits available for Sun Fire servers. A new Express Rail Kit is available for Sun Fire X4100 server (and M2), Sun Fire X4200 (and M2), Sun Fire X2100 M2 and Sun Fire X2200 M2 servers that can be installed without tools. There is also two-post rackmount kit for the Sun Fire V445 server.

Sun Rack Cabinet Configurations Assigned New Last Order Date
Order Sun Rack 1000-38 and 1000-42 through November 20th

The last order date (LOD) of two configurations of Sun Rack cabinets has been extended. The Sun Rack 1000-38 with front door and PDS installed and the Sun Rack 1000-42 with PDS installed can now be ordered through November 20, 2007.

    4 X 950 Watt Power Supply Upgrade Available for Sun Fire Servers
    Sun Fire X4600 and X4600 M2 Server Eligible

    A 950 Watt power supply is now available as a 4 x 950W X-option kit for the Sun Fire X4600 and Sun Fire X4600 M2 servers. This power supply upgrade offers high power output to support 2+2 redundancy for a system with fully populated 8-processor and 64-DIMM configurations.

    Servers
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    Sophisticated Sun Fire X4500 Video Surveillance Solution
    High-Resolution Digital Video System for Enterprises, Airports, Utility Facilities
    Sun Fire X4500 Video Surveillance Solution is a single, integrated system based on the Sun Fire x4500 data server that comes with 24TB of onboard storage, ipConfigure software and a wide range of digital cameras from Axis Communications.
    Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 Server Outperforms IBM and HP
    Based on Linpack Benchmark Results
    In a Linpack benchmark, the Sun SPARC Enterprise M8000 server outperformed IBM's new 4.7GHz POWER6 based p570 by more than 12 percent, reports BM Seer in a recent blog. Sun also beat the HP Itanium 2 rx8640 system by 40 percent on the Linpack HPC benchmark.
    Sun Blade T6300 Sets World Record
    On J2EE Multi-tier Benchmark
    BM Seer reports that a world record has been set by 10 Sun Blade T6300 Server Modules with a result of 8253.21 on the SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard. The Sun Blade performance using 10 UltraSPARC T1 chips was 8% better than HP's best result of 7629.45 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard that used 6 rx6600 servers with a total of 24 Itanium2 chips.
    Expanding Solaris Containers Abilities and Tightening Security
    Blog Covers Techniques
    Solaris Zones goes beyond what other server virtualization technologies can offer and Jeff Victor shows how in his July 12th blog that covers a new method of securing an NTP client and how to limit the abilities of processes in a zone to only ones that provide a single function for the system.
    Storage
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    Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Protection Manager 4.4 Software
    Packaged for Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SQL Server

    Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Protection Manager 4.4 now supports Microsoft Windows 2003 Standard Edition (Service Pack 1) and MS Windows 2003 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 and Veritas Storage Foundation 4.3 Maintenance Pack 1.

    Sun StorageTek 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager 5.7
    Overcome Complexities of Centrally Managing Multiple Storage
    Version 5.7 of the Sun StorageTek 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager software for the Sun StorageTek 9910, 9960, 9970, 9980, 9985, 9990 systems has new features such as GUI improvements, CLI usability, SMI-S enhancements and additional platform support.
    New Sun StorageTek 4Gb FC Dual Port ExpressModule HBAs
    Transition of Sun StorageTek T10000 2 GB Drives
    Sun has two storage related announcements: there are new ExpressModule 4Gb FC HBAs for high performance connectivity needs and the Sun StorageTek T10000 2 Gb drives are being transitioned for 4 Gb drives.
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    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 113, Issues 1, 2 and 3 ; Volume 112 Issue 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 3, were:

    • Disk Allocation: What Space Are You Really Using? [18355]
    • Sun Net Talk On Demand: Sun Delivers Microsoft Interoperability Year 3 [18356]
    • Deploying SAP Systems with Solaris 10 OS Zones [18382]
    • Cluster File Systems (CFS) To Integrate Lustre with OpenSolaris ZFS [18370]
    • Tunables for the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Suite [18337]
    • Oracle Certifies RAC 9i/10gR1/10gR2 64-bit on Solaris 9 and 10 OS SPARC [18374]
    • Sun Software Quarterly News Spring 2007 Highlights Recent Wins [18361]
    • Project Blackbox Has Its First Customer - Stanford University [18359]
    • SPARC Enterprise M4000/M5000 Power Calculator [18375]
    • Project D-Light: New Sun Studio Express Plug-In [18357]
      Developer
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      Creating Reusable Libraries and Small Application Frameworks
      For Swing Applications

      Sun tech evangelist and engineer John O'Conner posted a tech tip that shows you how to create reusable libraries and small application frameworks to make it easier to manage commonly used services for Swing applications.

      Optimize Performance of C, C++, or Fortran Programs
      Using Sun Studio Compilers and Inline Assembly Code

      Sun Studio C, C++, and Fortran compilers provide user-friendly performance tags and allows for inline assembly code to help developers maximize performance from C, C++, and Fortran programs. A Sun Developer Network article demonstrates each of these features, comparing their benefits and differences.

      Sysadmin
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      Migrating to Solaris 10 OS
      Podcast and Articles Explain Why Solaris OS is Best for Customers
      Learn about migrating enterprise and web tier customers to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) in a recent Sun podcast, and read more about security features in Solaris OS as compared to Red Hat and why switching from Red Hat to the Solaris OS is a better option.
      Get LDOMS Up and Running on Sun Fire T2000 Server
      Sun Weblogger Shares His Experience Step-by-Step
      If you're not sure how to set up a Sun Fire T2000 server with Sun's Logical Domains (LDOMS), then see Brad Beadles' July 12th Weblog that covers the essentials - from loading the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) to creating and jumpstarting the guest domain.
      SCP and RCP Protocols
      Blog Details the Basics

      If you ever tried to find information on scp/rcp protocols, you may have found documentation a bit scarce, or so did Jan Pechanec. In a July 9th Weblog, Pechanec details information gathered on these two protocols and describes how to use them.

        Two Tech Tips for Sun Connection Satellite Deployment
        Aimed at Improving Performance in Your Environment

        The first tech tip focuses on improving cache performance of Sun Connection's satellite deployment architecture, while the second explains how to improve Sun Connection version 1.1's performance by disabling database dumps.

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