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Transactional Memory in Sun's "Rock" processor
Solving Problems of Developing for Chip Multiprocessing (CMP) Technology

The Sun Labs team has been working on solving a problem that developers face when trying to create applications that take full advantage of the chip multiprocessing (CMP) technologies on processors such as the Sun Rock chip. The answer is "transactional memory."

Assess Your Data Center Efficiency with New Sun Eco Ready Kits
Eco Assessment, Optimization and Virtualization Kits
To help customers save energy and improve data center efficiency, Sun is introducing three Sun Eco Ready Kits. The kits include assessments, services and offers to help customers achieve eco efficiency and cost savings.
Sun Microsystems to Change Stock Ticker Symbol to JAVA
Change Aims to Capitalize on Popularity of Java Brand
Sun Microsystems will change its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA on Monday, August 27, 2007. Sun expects to derive a business advantage from the exposure Java technology already has and the change in ticker symbol more effectively connects the company with the marketplace.
Synchronica Mobile Gateway Middleware Push E-Mail Solution to Work with Sun Java Communications Suite
Over-The-Air Synchronization of Sun Java Communications Suite with Mobile Devices Supporting SyncML
Synchronica, a mobile synchronization and device management company, has signed a contract with Sun Microsystems to license key components of the Synchronica Mobile Gateway for integration with products from its Communications and Applications software divisions.
New Partner Growth Fund Gets New Demos in Hands of Partners
New Equipment for Sun Advantage Partners
Sun plans to invest $100 million in the new Partner Growth Fund in the fiscal year as "demo dollars" for executive-level and principle-level partners in the Sun Partner Advantage Program. Money invested by Sun in the first quarter will enable partners to gain demo products before their demo dollars begin.
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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.

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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]
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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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