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John Fowler on the Prospects for Sun's Merged Server, Storage Units
Exec Sees Broader, More Flexible Market Appeal
John Fowler, newly named executive vice president in charge of Sun 's merged storage and server divisions, shared his views in an eWeek feature by staff writer Scott Ferguson on how the company might fare in the current market.
Andy Bechtolsheim Talks About Innovating in a Commodity Market
Innovating@Sun Podcast
Chief Architect of Sun's Systems Group and co-founder of the company Andy Bechtolsheim talks about the value of design in a commodities market in a recent interview with Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering, during an episode of Innovating@Sun.
Making Storage Think for Itself (or at least for the User)
Harriet Coverston on 'Intelligent Storage'
Sun Distinguished Engineer Harriet Coverston, chief architect of QFS, has enjoyed a career studded with achievements and acclaim. Yet, her current project at Sun, which she describes as "...the biggest paradigm shift in storage in more than 30 years," promises even further renown.
The Green Enterprise: Sun Microsystems
Video Highlights Sun's Eco Practices
Tune in to ZDNet's The Green Enterprise and hear Sun's VP of Eco-responsibility Dave Douglas explain the company's green strategies and how they are realizing cost savings from eco-practices with ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das. The 12-minute video takes viewers on a tour of Sun's energy efficient data center, virtualized data center Project Blackbox and into the company's OpenWork program.
Java Technology
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Sun UltraSPARC T2 Servers Deliver Highest Single Socket JVM Performance
Outperform IBM Power6 and HP Itanium 2 Systems
Java screams on Sun UltraSPARC T2 declares David Dagastine in his October 9th blog, noting, "The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 servers equipped with a single UltraSPARC T2 processor at 1.4GHz, delivered a World Record single-chip result of 192,055 SPECjbb2005 bops, 24,007 SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM. An average of 464 Watts of power to obtain this result. This result beats the previous SPECjbb2005 single-chip world record by 71%."
Lively Kernel Can Spawn Itself, Objects Within
New Web Application Building Tool Invites Open Source Visits

The Lively Kernel welcomes visits by members of the open source community at the invitation of project leader Dan Ingalls, distinguished engineer at Sun. Alex Handy reports in SD Times that the Lively Kernel is a JavaScript-based kernel for building web applications that can be modified at runtime and that can spawn copies of itself and of the objects it contains. In addition, the Lively Kernel includes support for vector graphics inside the browser.

Sun Labs Voice Bridge Open Sourced
Java Application for Mixing VoIP Audio in Conference Calls
Sun Labs Voice Bridge is now an open source project named jVoiceBridge. This Java application handles Voice over IP (VoIP) audio communication and mixing for tasks such as conference calls, voice chat, speech detection and audio for 3D virtual environments.
Learning and Using JavaFX Script
One Man's Experience in Exploring the New Scripting Language
John O'Conner, SDN staff writer and developer, has explored the ins and outs of JavaFX Script in a three part article series entitled "Learning Curve Journals," where he chronicles his experiences in learning Sun's latest software innovation.
TZupdater Keeps Java Runtime Environment On Time
How to Make Sure Your Java-based Apps Know the Hour of the Day

When governmental bodies decided on Daylight Saving Time (DST), they didn't have JRE in mind. However, it is important to keep JRE updated with the latest DST rules to ensure that Java technology-based applications always know the exact time in a given location.

Partners
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Sun Sets Goal of $7 Billion in Channel Business by 2010
New Partner Growth Fund Aimed at Helping Increase Business
Touting the best product and solution portfolio in its 25-history, Sun is aimed at growing its channel business from $3 billion to $7 billion by 2010, and eventually to $10 billion, Sun executives said at this year's New Frontiers conference for Sun partners.
    SWIFT Delivery Partner Network Now Available to Sun Partners
    Leverage SWIFT Community to Provide Compliant Technology
    A SWIFT Delivery Partner Network will be available to Sun partners, enabling them to leverage this network community to provide SWIFT-compliant technology on the Sun platform. SWIFT is a co-operative that supplies standardized messaging services and interface software to over 8,100 financial institutions in 208 countries and territories.
      Events
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      Scaling MySQL Enterprise with Solaris 10 - Oct 24th Webcast
      An InformationWeek Vendor Perspectives Webcast
      In this TechWebcast, Sun Microsystem's partner Fotolog shows creative ways used to scale their Web 2.0 architecture and MySQL Enterprise with Solaris 10 advanced features. Unlike typical scalability presentations which focus on the entire stack, Fotolog will emphasize on the role that understanding one's application, operating system and storage engine can play in addressing scalability challenges.
      Sun Startup Essentials Program Adds Sun Incubator Partner Initiative
      Hosting Starup Camp in NYC October 22-23
      Sun has enhanced its Sun Startup Essentials Program with the addition of a new Sun incubator partner initiative that allows Sun partners to assist program members by offering their services. Under the new Sun incubator partner initiative, Sun partner Plug and Play Tech Center is offering startups a complete package of support.
      Webcast: Sun-Blackboard Reference Architecture for Throughput Computing
      Covers Partnership, Architectures, Performance Tests, Solutions
      Learn more about the Sun-Blackboard Reference Architecture for Throughput Computing in a webcast hosted by Kevin Roebuck that features Steve Feldman, the director of Performance Engineering and Architecture at Blackboard and James Simon, Sun chief technologist from the Global Education and Research Group.
      Servers
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      Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 Posts Industry-Leading Results on Lotus Domino R6iNotes
      Delivers Better Price/Performance Than IBM and HP Servers
      The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 offers better price/performance than all IBM and HP servers when tested on the Lotus R6iNotes on Domino mail server benchmark using Lotus Domino 7.0.1 mail server. The Sun UltraSPARC T2 server also delivered industry-leading results in best per-socket performance and best power-performance.
      UltraSPARC T2 Servers Set Floating-Point Single-Chip Record on SPEComp Benchmark
      Learn More About Floating Point Performance Improvements in Niagara 2
      Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 and T5120 servers using the UltraSPARC T2 at 1.4 GHz beat all single chip scores in performance when running SPECompM2001, outperforming IBM p5 520, POWER5+ at 1.9 GHz by 98 percent. The SPEC OMPM2001 Benchmark Suite tests HPC performance using OpenMP for parallelism.
      Maximizing WebSphere App Server on the UltraSPARC T2 Servers
      Hints on Setting Up App Server to Benefit from the Power of These Systems

      An informal performance study shows WebSphere Application Server V 6.1 gets double the performance on the new Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120/T5220 UltraSPARC T2 servers than it did previously on the Sun Fire T2000 server. Dileep Kumar shares performance-enhancing tips he used on the App Server to maximize the power of these new Niagara 2 servers.

      Free Download of Logical Domains (LDoms) 1.0.1
      Adds Support for New UltraSPARC T2 Servers Along with Other Features

      Version 1.0.1 of Logical Domains (LDoms) - Sun's server virtualization and partitioning technology - has been released and is available for free from the Sun Download Center. Updates in this latest version include support for the new Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers plus the Network Interface Unit (NIU) and more.

      Sun Fire T1000/T2000, Sun Blade T6300 Get Price Reduction
      Memory Dictates Price Cut
      Sun has lowered the price on its Sun Fire/Sun SPARC Enterprise T1000 and T2000 servers, as well as Sun Blade T6300 servers due to the overall drop in memory, the company reports. The new price changes, which went into effect October 9th, are expected to bring these Sun products onto a competitive level with similar offering.
      Storage
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      The New Sun StorageTek 9985V System Now Available
      Modular Enterprise Storage and Virtualization Solution
      The Sun StorageTek 9985V Storage System offers new thin provisioning capability with Dynamic Provisioning software, application-centric storage management, unified data replication across heterogeneous storage systems and a cross-bar switch-based architecture design that allows performance to scale with capacity.
      Additional Parts Announced for Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5
      Pricing Also Simplified with This Latest Release
      Additional parts have been released for the Symantec Veritas NetBackup 6.5. These include the SAP module for Solaris x64, shared storage option, client upgrades and the Starter Pack, which provides bundles of both server licenses and client licenses at competitive pricing.
      Download Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager (CAM) 6.0 Free
      Offers One Interface, Run-Anywhere Flexibility
      The Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager (CAM) software simplifies storage management with a common, simple-to-use interface, making it easy to accelerate deployment and work with Sun StorageTek systems from different families. Version 6.0 is now available and can be downloaded for free from the Sun Download Center.
      LTO3 Half Height SCSI Drive Options for Sun StorageTek SL24 and SL48
      Choice of Full or Half Height Drives for Either Autoloader or Library Mode
      Sun StorageTek LTO3 Half Height SCSI drive option is now available for the Sun StorageTek SL24 Tape Autoloader and Sun StorageTek SL48 Tape Library. The SL24 will support up to two LTO2 half-height drives, while the SL48 supports up to four LTO2 half-height drives.
      Livelink ECM Provides Secure Communication of SAP Related Data
      Sun, Open Text Combine to Extend Security Umbrella
      Given the explosive growth in the volume of corporate communications shared on the Internet, Sun and Open Text Livelink Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is a solution that can ensure the access, control and lifecycle management of information. Open Text has integrated the Sun Java System Identity Manager into its product line to require the authentication and authorization required of secure system and it has developed the Data Archiving for SAP Solutions, which extends the umbrella of security to all SAP related data.
      Enterprise Vault Solutions, Open Text Livelink ECM , Tape Consolitation with SL1400
      Topics of Recently Released Storage White Papers
      Some of the more recent storage white papers hosted on the Sun StorageTek site include topics on Enterprise Vault solutions, an overview of Open Text Livelink Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and tape consolidation with Sun StorageTek L1400 Tape Library.
      Top10
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      Top Ten Articles for last Issue
      Volume 115 Issues 3 and 4; Volume 116 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 116 Issue 2, were:

      • Sun xVM Infrastructure Previewed: Sun xVM Server and Sun xVM Ops Center [18756]
      • UltraSPARC T2 Servers and Sun xVM: The Ultimate Virtualization Combo [18786]
      • The New UltraSPARC T2 Systems: T5120/T5220 Servers and Sun Blade T6320 [18776]
      • Detailed System Overview of New T5120/T5220 Servers [18798]
      • Just Who Is That Guy with the Ponytail? [18765]
      • The OpenDS Project - Not Just a Directory Server [18726]
      • Latest Version of Sun ODF Plugin for Microsoft Office Released [18743]
      • Laptop Security Breaches Highlight Benefits of Sun Ray Thin Clients [18730]
      • SPOTWorld and Emulated Sun SPOTs - Latest Developments in Project Sun SPOT [18741]
      • The Ins and Outs of OpenOffice.org's Base [18721]
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