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Three New, Energy-Efficient Sun Data Centers in US, UK and India
Saving Four Thousand Tons of CO2 per Year
Sun opened three new data centers that were designed to be energy efficient. One is in Santa Clara, CA; one in the United Kingdom in Blackwater; and one is Bangalore, India.
Sun Fire T2000 Servers Help Largest Aussie Mortgage Broker Save Money and Time
AFG Reports Significant Cost Savings, Increased Performance
Australian Finance Group (AFG), Australia's largest mortgage broker, was looking to consolidate its server hardware onto fewer systems with the power to increase application performance, scale with growth and lower operating expenses. Three Sun Fire T2000 servers coupled with the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) helped provide the optimal solution.
Middle East GITEX Technology Week 2007 in Dubai Showcases Sun Technology
Code for Freedom Contest for Students in India
Recent Sun news from the Middle East and India illustrate how Sun is growing and encouraging new developers to learn open source. Sun will present its energy efficient technology at the GITEX Technology Week 2007 in Dubai. A new contest for student developers at Indian universities features laptops and iPods for prizes.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Open Source Storage-related Software: OSD and Fibre Channel in OpenSolaris Project
Enabling Developers to Create New Storage Solutions for Less Than Proprietary Software
Two of the recent contributions by Sun to the OpenSolaris project of open source storage-related software code are Object-Based Storage Device (OSD) and Fibre Channel support. Developers can use this code to create storage solutions for less money.
Derby 10.3.1.4 New Release with Improvements to Security, SQL, JDBC, etc.
CPU Usage in Embedded Mode Has Been Reduced
Derby version 10.3.1.4 is now available. It has improvements to security, SQL, Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC), performance and memory usage, administration and platform and testing.
Open Source Software Movement in Malaysia
Government Initiative to Support OSS

The recent Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) World survey of Malaysia and an IDC report indicate that adoption of Open Source Software is increasing in Malaysia. ZDnetasia.com talked with Ditesh Kumar, OSS developer evangelist for Malaysia's Free and Open Source (FOSS) Foundation, and C.P. Loo, country sales director, Sun Microsystems Malaysia, about Open Source Software use.

Hardware
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Sun Quad GbE UTP x8 PCIe ExpressModule
Sun Blade Options Based on Sun's Multithreading Neptune Chip
Get Sun's multithreading ASIC with enhanced packet filtering and classification with the Sun Quad GbE UTP x8 PCIe ExpressModule for Sun Blade servers. This module is based on Sun's multithreading Neptune chip using x8 PCI-e bus. This performance enhanced module also offers hardware check sum off load, virtualization, multiple DMAs and more.
Sun Type 7 Keyboard - Guide to Special Keys
Reference Guide in Multiple Languages Shows Key Sequences
The Sun Type 7 Keyboard is a full-size keyboard with short-cut keys for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). It is tested for compatibility with Sun workstation and Sun Ray thin clients.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 113 Issue 4; Volume 114 Issues 1, 2 and 3

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 3, were:

  • IBM To Distribute the Solaris Operating System [18517]
  • Logical Domains: Create 64 with New UltraSPARC T2 Processor [18479]
  • StarOffice Software Added to the Google Pack [18505]
  • Using PAM for Authentication on Solaris OS [18475]
  • Developers Guide to Solaris 10 OS [18455]
  • Sun Datapath Policies for Disks and Disk Arrays White Paper [18499]
  • Basics and Alternatives to Installing & Managing Sun Java System Identity Management Suite on Solaris 10 OS [18433]
  • Schwartz on Sun's Open Source Business Strategy [18485]
  • Women in I.T. - Katy Dickinson of Sun Labs [18470]
  • Proposed Changes to the Java Programming Language [18486]
    Developer
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    How to Create a Client-Side Mashup: Design, Security and Performance Considerations
    Using the Google Maps Service

    Ed Ort et al. provide an example of a client-side mashup, one in which the service or content integration takes place in the client -- typically a web browser. "There are good reasons for using either the client-side style or the server-side style in developing a mashup," the authors say. There is a table comparing pros and cons to help assess what type is best for your situation.

    Securing EJB Apps with Sun Java System Access Manager
    Learn How to Apply Web Service Security in SDN Tutorial

    Learn how to apply web service security to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) applications with Sun Java System Access Manager in a three-part tutorial on the Sun Developer Network.

    Sample Store Catalog app Using Seam on Glassfish
    JSF dataTable Component and More
    Carol McDonald presents a Sample Store Catalog application that she refactored to use Seam on Glassfish. The application demonstrates the usage of JavaServer Faces (JSF), a Catalog Stateful Session Bean, the Java Persistence APIs, and Seam to implement pagination of data sets.
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    The Art of System Profiling -- Using the sys_diag v.7.04 Solaris Utility
    Get a High-level Summary of Resource Utilization and Bottleneck Identification
    Todd Jobson of Sun presents an article on his blog called "System Profiling 101: Getting started using sys_diag v.7.04". This method will provide a high level summary of resource utilization and bottleneck identification of a system during a certain period of data collection.
    Using JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit (JET)
    How to Install the Packages, Create a Directory Structure and More
    Want to learn how to use JumpStart Enterprise Toolkit (JET) to speed up the installation of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and to push a pre-built Flash Archive? See a recent Sun blog for details.
    Using ZFS for File Compression
    Provides Ease, Efficiency and Speed

    Sun blogger Martin Englund opines that ZFS is "the perfect file system to store audit trails." He explains why and how to use ZFS to compress files in his August 8th blog.

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