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Sun Podcast Network: McNealy Minute Series
McNealy's Travels to Japan and India, Links to Videos, Keynotes
The Sun Podcast Network features a series of mini presentations called the McNealy Minute. As he travels the globe, he talks with customers and partners about how open source lowers the barrier to entry for people to start new businesses online and about ending the digital divide.
Sun Selected by Las Vegas Valley Water District
Improvements in Efficiency and Performance Reported
The Las Vegas Valley Water District has deployed Sun servers and storage technology and estimates a 40-50 percent improvement in server price-performance and 30 percent reduction in power and cooling requirements for its VMware environment.
The Future of Operating Systems
Sun Executives Share Their Views
Sun executives Ian Murdock, chief operating platforms officer, and Marc Hamilton, vice president of Solaris Marketing, recently spoke to The Unix Guardian about the future of operating systems and, in particular, the Solaris Operating System (Solais OS).
Servers
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How the Netra CP3010 UltraSPARC ATCA Blade Meets ATCA Standards
Netra's Driving Growth at Sun and Part of a $3 Billion ATCA Market
The Netra CP3010 UltraSPARC ATCA Blade is energy efficient and flexible to accommodate expanding telecom needs. "Eight out of 10 of the world’s largest telecom carriers use Sun solutions, supporting over 500 million subscribers, and over 90 percent of the world’s NEPs use carrier-grade Sun Netra servers," according to a Sun white paper. This article covers the ATCA standard and how Sun meets that standard with its Netra line of products, specifically the Netra CP3010 UltraSPARC ATCA Blade, one of the products that is contributing to Sun's rebound.
Expert Exchange on the Sun Fire X4500 Data Server's Present Capabilities and Future Plans
Getting Good Performance with ZFS, Video Surveillance Solution Details
What are the future plans for the Sun Fire X4500 data server, and what capabilities does it serve in the Sun Fire X4500 Video Surveillance Solution? These questions and more are answered in the June 2007 Expert Exchange on the "Data Dynamo: Sun Fire X4500 — The World's First Server/Storage Hybrid."
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 113 Issues 2, 3, and 4; Volume 114 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 114 Issue 1, were:

  • The OpenSolaris pNFS Implementation [18373]
  • ZFS Now Stores Redundant Copies for Data [18384]
  • Updated LDoms Guide Incorporates Feedback from Customers and LDoms Team [18440]
  • Sun's Revenues Increase 6.2 Percent for Fiscal Year 2007 [18439]
  • Updated Solaris Bootcamp Presentations [18383]
  • Analyze Off-CPU Time Using DTrace [18432]
  • Solaris Cluster Express 7/07 for OpenSolaris [18435]
  • Recent Sun Eco Survey Finds Ways to Save Power at Work [18445]
  • Trusted Extensions Binaries Now Part of the Solaris 10 Binary [18441]
  • Two New Low-end LTO Tape Libraries [18416]
    Top Ten Articles for last Issue
    Volume 113 Issues 3, and 4; Volume 114 Issues 1 and 2

    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 114 Issue 2, were:

    • UltraSPARC T2 (Niagara 2) Chip Unveiled [18461]
    • The Future of Operating Systems [18453]
    • Open Source Project Management Solution OpenProj [18436]
    • New Low-Cost Virtual Tape Library for Small & Medium Sized Businesses [18477]
    • Expert Exchange on the Sun Fire X4500 Data Server's Present Capabilities and Future Plans [18465]
    • Startups In India and China Now Part of the Sun Startup Essentials Program [18472]
    • Sun Enters Commodity Market with UltraSPARC T2 Processor [18467]
    • Sun Podcast Network: McNealy Minute Series [18450]
    • Article Series Begins on JavaFX Programming Language [18442]
    • Sign Up for the OpenSPARC T2 Beta Program [18466]
      Service
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      Java Enterprise System Health Check Service
      5-Day Audit Identifies Issues and Potential Areas of Improvement

      The Java Enterprise System Health Check Service will assess the status of your environment in relation to the Java Enterprise System, whether it is currently deployed or being proposed as a solution. This fixed-priced service is a one-week, high-level review of a customer's environment by an architect or senior technical specialist.

      Easing Datacenter Management with Multi-Vendor Support and More
      SunSpectrum Enterprise Service Plan
      The Sunspectrum Enterprise Service Plan impressed Joe Fay with the ChannelRegister.com, who noted that "it is so all-encompassing, that it will even support customers who like Solaris but, for some strange reason, run it on Intel and AMD powered kit as well as Sun’s own boxes."
      Free and Open Source S/W
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      Open Source Project Management Solution OpenProj
      Public Beta of OpenProj Now Running
      OpenProj, a complete open source desktop project management solution, is now being beta tested in over 50 customer sites. The solution is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It enables distributed project teams to access the same documents and to collaborate on projects.
      How Project OpenJDK Aims to Overcome Risk of Fragmentation
      How the Community is Evolving Since Java was Made Open Source
      What's the state of the OpenJDK project since it started? Ray Gans, a manager at Sun, says the OpenJDK project is going well. It has been less than a year since it started, and Gans says the parts that are working well are the "interim governance policy" and more.
      Developer
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      SDN Channel Video: Using Java 2D and Swing to Create Animated Effects
      Imaging Capabilites to Improve Usability of the Application
      A recent edition of SDN Channel TV features Chet Haase who has been working on Java desktop technologies. He talks with Ed Ort of Java.sun.com about creating graphics and animations with Java 2D and Swing.
      Sun Memory Error Discovery Tool Finds Memory Leaks and More
      For Sun Studio 12 Compilers & Tools, GCC for SPARC Systems Compiler
      Software developers have a new tool available for detecting programming errors related to the allocation and use of program memory at runtime on SPARC systems: the Sun Memory Error Discovery Tool (also called the Discover). It can be used with Sun Studio 12 Compilers and Tools or the GCC for SPARC Systems compiler.
      Java Technology
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      New JavaFX Compiler Improves Performance of Graphics Intensive Applications
      New Plug-in for NetBeans IDE

      A compiler for the JavaFX Script language and a plug-in for building JavaFX applications in the NetBeans IDE have been released by Sun. The complier is designed to make high performance applications run faster.

      Article Series Begins on JavaFX Programming Language
      Part 1 Introduces the Language Basics
      Get started learning the JavaFX programming language in part one of Robert Eckstein's three part series that introduces this declarative, statically-typed scripting language from Sun. Eckstein explains everything from what static typing is to explaining the difference between declarative and imperative programming languages. The basics of JavaFX technology also are covered.
      Globe Dialer Software Application for Less Expensive International Call
      Download it Directly onto a Mobile Phone
      International calls have just been made simpler and less expensive with Globe Dialer - a free, Java technology-based software that acts like a phonebook storing international telephone numbers. Users simply click on the contact to call and the software routes the call through Globe Dialer's network, avoiding carriers' international calling charges.
      Podcast on the "JavaFX Effect"
      Sun CTO Bob Brewin Interview on Innovating@Sun
      Sit in on a chat between Sun CTO Bob Brewin and Innovating@Sun host Hal Stern as they discuss the capabilities of JavaFX Mobile and JavaFX Script, and how JavaFX Script moves us further along the path of "write once, run anywhere."
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