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Sun Merges Storage and Server Groups into New Systems Team
Schwartz Says Focus is on Reinventing the Data Center
Sun will be merging its storage and systems groups under the Systems team in hopes of better positioning itself to move forward and innovate in many storage-related areas, announced Sun President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz in his October 1st blog. John Fowler, executive vice president of the previous Systems Group at Sun, will lead the new Systems team.
Sun's 2007 Annual Report: Innovations Key to Sun's Future Success
Sun's R&D Driving Significant Product Innovations, Targeting New Market Opportunities
In his 2007 letter to shareholders, Sun President and CEO Johnathan Schwartz singled out some of the past year's milestones he believes are central in Sun's future success, including the open sourcing of Java, strategic relationships and product innovations, which also highlighted the accompanying release of Sun's 2007 Annual Report.
Sun Completes Acquistion of Cluster File Systems
Will Add Support for the Solaris OS on Lustre
Sun completed its acquisition of certain assets of Cluster File Systems, Inc., a leading parallel file system provider, on October 2nd. This acquisition will add support for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on Lustre, and the company plans on continuing to enhance Lustre on Linux and Solaris OS across multi-vendor hardware platforms.
Good News from Sun
Monthly Sun Marketing Update
The "Good News" from Sun for October 2007 includes the Microsoft Corp./Sun collaborative partnership, Sun being named number one in Total Tape Automation factory revenue in Q2 calendar year 2007 by IDC, the company's growth year-over-year in the total UNIX disk storage systems revenue market, among others. Also see who has chosen Sun over the competition and why, customers' business results using Sun technology, plus much more.
Sun's Third Startup Camp Set for October 22-23 in New York
A Peer-to-Peer Collaborative Meeting for the Startup Community
Sun's third Startup Camp - an unconference-style event that brings together various members of the startup community for face-to-face collaboration - is scheduled for October 22nd and 23rd at the New York City Seminar and Conference Center. The concept behind this free event is based on encouraging peer-to-peer contact to learn what has worked and what hasn't in starting up a business.
SNI Editor-in-Chief/CTO John J. McLaughlin's Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
SNI Editor-in-Chief/CTO John J. McLaughlin posts items of interest to Sun Users on a regular basis on his blog. A quick recap of John's posts for the last week, include Mark Hamilton on Sun xVM; Sun over Dell for x86 servers; Is Windows an energy hog? and more.
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.
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.
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.
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 as It's Named Best in Class in Approach to Climate Change [18684]
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