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UltraSPARC T2 (Niagara 2) Chip Unveiled
64 Threads, On-chip 10GbE NIC
The UltraSPARC T2 chip from Sun (code-named Niagara 2) is being unveiled and will be in the Sun Blade T6300 server module, 1U and 2U servers later in 2007.
Sign Up for the OpenSPARC T2 Beta Program
Programmer's Reference Manual also Available
Members of the OpenSPARC.net community can have access to the source code of the OpenSPARC T2 prior to public release. The beta program is designed to increase the speed of the debugging process so as to have a better first release of the technology.
Sun Enters Commodity Market with UltraSPARC T2 Processor
David Yen and Jonathan Schwartz Assert Business Value of Chip

The UltraSPARC T2 processor will be available for sale separate from Sun systems, launching Sun into the commodity market for processors. "Our microelectronics team is free to sell to our competition," Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz states. Get his view and David Yen's, the EVP of the Sun Microelectronics division.

Startups In India and China Now Part of the Sun Startup Essentials Program
Hardware, Software, Services and Web Hosting Available at Discounts

Start ups in India and China will now be able to get discounts on Sun technology, hardware, software and services as the Sun Startup Essentials program expands. Discounted Web hosting is also available.

New Low-Cost Virtual Tape Library for Small & Medium Sized Businesses
24 TB Raw Capacity, 48 500 GB SATA Disk Drives
The Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Library Value ("VTL Value") System is built with the Sun Fire X4500 server and designed for small and medium sized businesses. It uses one server node with 24 TB of disk-based capacity, simplifying management.
New License for Java Compatibility Tests to OpenJDK Community Released
Tests, Tools and Documentation for Complying with Java SE 6

A new license compatibility kit is available for the OpenJDK community. Members of the Java GPL software community can use the kit to test their open-source Java implementation to see if it complies with the Java SE 6 specification.

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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).
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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.
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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]
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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.
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