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Ian Murdock Tantalizes Recent Forum with Project Indiana Tidbits
More Than Just Another Bundling Opportunity
Michael Larabel of Phoronix.com reports that Sun's Chief Operating Platforms Officer, Ian Murdock, shared a few more details on the forthcoming OpenSolaris Binary Distribution popularly referred to as Project Indiana at the Intel Developer Forum. Larabel also points readers to Murdock's slides, available on Phoronix.com.
OpenSolaris Build 75 Supports xVM Platform on x86 and x64 Systems
See a Demonstration of Microsoft Windows running on Sun xVM
Solaris Nevada now supports the xVM platform on x86 and x64 systems with the putback into OpenSolaris build 75. The xVM project provides the ability to run multiple operating system instances or domains on the same hardware simultaneously.
OpenSolaris Zone Manager Project Aims to Simplify its Creation and Management
Version 1.8 Currently Available for General Use
The OpenSolaris Project: Zone Manager is working toward supplementing the existing zonecfg/zoneadm commands with the goal being to simplify Solaris Zones creation and management to a single non-interactive command line tool. Zonemgr Version 1.8 is currently available for general use and 1.8.1 is the Beta version with 1.8 bugs being fixed.
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Run Windows and Windows Apps on Solaris OS with Win4Solaris
Works with Solaris 10 OS, Solaris Express 11 or OpenSolaris
Run Windows and Windows applications on Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), Solaris Express 11 or OpenSolaris workstations with Virtual Bridges Win4Solaris Pro. Now available, Win4Solaris Pro allows desktop Windows applications to run right on a Solaris x86-64 machine with 100 percent fidelity as compared to native applications, but with dramatically improved security.
Download Now Available for Solaris Performance Tools CD 3.0
Offers Tool Collection to Analyze and Optimize Sun Systems
Solaris Performance Tools CD 3.0 can now be directly downloaded thanks to Stefan Schneider who has provided a link on a Sun blog. The CD contains a collection of public domain tools that enable users to analyze and optimize their Sun systems. This fourth release of the Tools CD focuses on Solaris 10 OS support for SPARC and x86/x64 based Sun systems.
Solaris 10 for Opteron Supported for Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5
Solaris 8, 9 and 10 for SPARC and Solaris OS for x86 Platforms
The Solaris 8, 9 and 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) for SPARC are supported for Veritas NetBackup as a client or server, while Solaris OS for x86 Platforms is supported with NetBackup 6.5, which was released in August of 2007, as a server or client.
Latest PostgreSQL Versions Available on SXDE and Solaris 10 OS
Learn to Maximize Its Capabilities in Sun's "How To" Guide
The new Solaris Express Developer Edition (SXDE) 9/07 comes with the latest edition of PostgreSQL 8.2, while the Solaris 10 8/07 Operating System (Solaris OS) includes PostgreSQL 8.1. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source relational database system whose SQL implementation strongly conforms to the ANSI-SQL 92/99 standards.
Sun Device Detection Tool 1.1 Labeled 'Cool Tool' for Solaris OS
Tool Reveals Whether Devices on x86 Systems Are Supported
Need to know whether the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) supports devices detected on an x86 system? Then read what Dennis Clarke has to say about the Sun Device Detection Tool 1.1. This "cool tool," as Clarke labels it, produces a table showing whether a Solaris driver is available for each device the tool detects, as well as letting you know whether the driver is built in to the Solaris OS or whether a third-party driver is available.
Hardware
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Sun Offering ClearSpeed's Advance Accelerator Boards
66 GFLOPS of Sustained Double Precision Matrix Multiply (DGEMM)
New to Sun's price list are ClearSpeed's Advance accelerator boards. Designed for high performance computing applications, these boards are minimal power consumers and can be deployed in servers, clusters and workstations to boost performance efficiently.
Using Performance Counters on UltraSPARC T1 and T2 Processors
Finding Core Load as a Means to Improving Performance
Darryl Gove explores the question of whether there is a performance benefit proportional to the number of processors assigned work in his article "Calculating Processor Utilisation From the UltraSPARC T1 and UltraSPARC T2 Performance Counters." Gove's study involves using performance counters to estimate core load and identify potential areas for performance improvement.
Crypto Information for UltraSPARC T2, Sun Fire T2000
Details Drivers Exposing UltraSPARC T2 Features; T2000 Built-in Hardware Accelerators
Find out more about the UltraSPARC T2 hardware cryptographic features and the three drivers that expose them, as well as how to use the built-in hardware accelerators of the Sun Fire T2000 Server in two recent Sun blogs.
Storage
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Podcast: Data Warehouse Appliance Powered by Sun and Greenplum
Sun Fire X4500, Solaris OS and ZFS Base for Greenplum's Grid of Database Servers
Listen to a recent Innovating@Sun podcast hosted by Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering at Sun, featuring Luke Lonergan, CTO and co-founder of Greenplum, who shares his experience in implementing Sun technology with Greenplum's open source and open systems technology approach.
Capabilities of Sun StorageTek Storage Archive Manager
Eases Managment Particularly for ECM Applications
If you ever wondered what a Storage Archive Manager (SAM) actually does, then you'll want to read Tim Thomas' blog that covers many of the tasks and capabilities of the Sun StorageTek SAM.
Achieving Optimal Configurations of Sun StorEdge 6920 System
How to Tailor the System to Local Business Needs
The paper Best Practices for the Sun StorEdge 6920 system was written to fill several purposes: a guide for configuring systems in order to optimize features for local business practices; a reference for concepts and recommended processes and procedures; and a tool for learning how system features can benefit any organization.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 115 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 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 115 Issue 4, were:

  • Performance Tests Compare Sun Fire V480 and T2000 Servers [18672]
  • Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software Could Ease Customers' Vista Woes [18668]
  • Sun's New Quad-Core x64 (x86, 64-bit) Systems [18640]
  • Sun Fire X4150 and the Intel Architecture, Memory [18689]
  • What's New in the Solaris 10 8/07 OS Release [18629]
  • Video: Sun and Intel Execs Introduce New Intel-Based Systems [18690]
  • Solaris Express Developer Edition 9/07 Software [18676]
  • What Does Retirement Phase 1 Mean for the Solaris 8 OS? [18664]
  • Gartner Likes What It Sees of Sun's GNU/Linux Efforts [18665]
  • Sun Launches OpenEco.org as It's Named Best in Class in Approach to Climate Change [18684]
    Sysadmin
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    Cheat Sheets Available for Sun Certified System Administrator Exam
    To Help Prepare You To Become Solaris OS Certified
    If you're interested in becoming certified as a Sun System Administrator, you may want to take a peek at some cheat sheets from Dominique Merle that cover the two required courses: System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System Part 1 (SA-200-S10) and System Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Part 2) (PK-SA-202A-S10).
    New Features Offered in Solaris OS for x86 Installation Check Tool 1.3
    Detects Feasibility in Your System Running Solaris 10 OS

    The Solaris Operating System for x86 Installation Check Tool can assess whether your x86 system is likely to be able to run the Solaris 10 OS. The latest version is Check Tool 1.3, which offers a few new features including the Solaris 10 8/07 kernel.

    How to Migrate from Veritas Cluster to Solaris Cluster
    Improve Integration, Container Support, Get Better Portfolio of Agents

    Madhan Kumar Balasubramanian's blog "Migrating from Veritas Cluster to Solaris Cluster" is written for dissatisfied users of Veritas Cluster Server given, in the author's opinion, that the Solaris Cluster provides better integration, integrated container support and a better portfolio of agents. The author assures users with in-production clusters by detailing a migration path for data.

    Upgrade to Sun Connection Update Manager
    Patch Manager 2.0 Discontinued for Solaris OS 8, 9 and 10 Users

    As of September 4, 2007, users of Solaris 8, 9 and 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) are required to upgrade to Sun Connection Update Manager to continue to access the latest updates and patches from Sun per their support contracts because of the discontinuance of Patch Manager 2.0.

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