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MySQL CEO Sees Bright Future with Sun
Deal Validates Open Source Model of Business
One happy camper in the wake of Sun's acquisition of MySQL is CEO Marten Mickos, who told CMP Channel's Nathan Eddy that he saw Sun as having the attributes of a startup though it ranks among the Fortune 500.
Everything Looks Good About Sun-MySQL Deal Says OSA President
Sartorio Sees a Bright Future for Open Source Business
Like MySQL CEO Marten Mickos [19317], Dominic Sartorio, president of the Open Source Alliance, is supremely enthusiastic about Sun's acquisition of the open source company. "Finally we have a billion dollar open source valuation. Now we're moving," Sartorio told CMP Channel's Nathan Eddy.
ODF Alliance Reports 18 Factual Errors in Recent Burton Group Report
An ODF Paper Clarifies Flaws, Corrects Errors Point-by-Point
The ODF Alliance is responding to the Burton Group's report "What's Up, .DOC? ODF, OOXML, and the Revolutionary Implications of XML in Productivity Applications" in a PDF paper that refutes 18 points made by the IT consulting service.
Open Document Format: The Real Story
Clearing the Air, Dispelling Myths
Erwin Tenhumberg took on the challenge of myth busting the Open Document Format (ODF) in his blog, where he noted others, like David Faure with the free software project KDE, to help bring the truth about the open standard format.
Using OpenOffice.org as a Conversion Engine
Easily Convert Document Formats
Are you aware that OpenOffice.org can be turned into a conversion engine and used to convert the formats of documents? No Thick Manuals has an entry that explains how to use the open source office suite as a conversion engine. This feature is ideal for converting files from a system without OpenOffice.org.
The Open Service Availability Framework (OpenSAF) Foundation
Open Source Project Developing a Base Platform HA Middleware
The Open Service Availability Framework (OpenSAF) Foundation was officially announced this week with the activation of its website where visitors have free access to OpenSAF release 1.0. This open source project whose objective is to develop a high availability base platform middleware based on Service Availability Forum specifications, is supported by a number of telecommunications and enterprise computing companies including Sun.
Sun and IBM Bet on India as Fertile Open Source Market
Even Microsoft Warms to the Idea...Sort of

With both Sun and IBM committing substantial sums to the development of open source projects in India, speculation is rising over whether that region might become the spearhead of the global open source effort. Sun Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps appears to think India is the correct bet, given his comment that, "(India is) where I expect the greatest open source community growth to come from in the near future."

Servers
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UltraSPARC T2 Sets New World-Record Single-chip SPECint_rate2006
GCCFSS Compiler Clearly Makes a Difference
BM Seer reports on the new world record for the UltraSPARC T2 single-chip in a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server running at 1.4 GHz on the SPECint_rate2006 in a recent blog entry. According to Seer, the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 using the GCC for SPARC Systems (gccfss) compiler topped all competitor's single chip results, including beating the IBM p570 single-chip 4.7 GHZ POWER6 result by 37%. IBM used its proprietary compiler, XL C/C++.
Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 Servers Named Gold Award Winners
SearchDataCenter.com Praises Innovation, Power, Energy/Cost Efficiencies
The Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers have been named SearchDataCenter.com's Gold Award winners in the small server category (four processors and under) as part of its 2007 Products of the Year.
Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series Offered for Sun Fire, Sun Blade Servers
Replacing Intel Xeon Processor 5300 Series
Intel Xeon Processor 5400 series are replacing the current configurations and processor options based on the Intel Xeon Processor 5300 series for the Sun Fire X4150 and Sun Blade X6250 servers. In addition, the Sun Fire X4150 and X4450 servers now have 73GB 15K RPM 2.5-inch SAS drive options. Retirement and repricing of some of these servers and others also have been announced.
New Options Available for Some Sun Blade and Sun Fire Servers
Sun Blade X6250, T6320 and Sun Fire X2100 M2 and X2200 M2 Servers
Sun Blade and Sun Fire servers have new options available. The Sun Blade X6250 server now has the option of a new Intel Xeon dual-core 3.33GHz; the Sun Blade T6320 has a RAID expansion module available; and the Sun Fire X2100 M2 and X2200 M2 servers have access to a 1TB hard disk drive.
Storage
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Investigating the Capabilities of the Lustre File System
Architecture, Networking, High Availability, and the Competition
Two recent publications provide information on several aspects of the Lustre File System. These sun.com papers cover basic information about Lustre architecture, networking, high availability, and comparison with other shared/cluster file systems.
Multiple Library TCP/IP Host Interface for the Sun StorageTek SL8500
Hosts Up to Four Libraries in a Pass-Through Port Complex
You can now get a Multiple Library TCP/IP Host Interface for the Sun StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System. The TCP/IP interface to HSC or ACSLS can host up to four libraries in a pass-through port complex providing additional redundancy for a library complex. With these additional connections, if the master library went down, another library in the complex will be able to take control.
Enhancement Release of Sun StorageTek 9900 Business Continuity Manager
Version 5.5 Offers Functionality Improvements

Sun StorageTek 9900 Business Continuity Manager version 5.5 is an enhancement release for the Sun StorageTek 9910, 9960, 9970, 9980, 9985, 9990, 9990V and 9985V system platforms. Features and enhancements include support of HUR 6x6 Extended Consistency Group, ISPF improvement, PPRC migration feature, and YKLOAD improvement.

On-Demand Webcasts Focus on Sun Storage and Virtualization
Learn More About Sun's V TL Solutions and Sun Virtual Storage Manager
Sun Net Talks have two recent on-demand webcasts focusing on Sun storage and virtualization. The first is a 14-minute webcast discussing how Sun Virtual Tape Library products can help solve many of the issues found in IT environments today, while the second highlights the features of the Sun Virtual Storage Manager in an 11-minute webcast.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 119 Issues 1, 2 and 3; Volume 118 Issue 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 119 Issue 3, were:

  • Glenn Brunette's Top Five Solaris 10 Security Features [19270]
  • Sun Striving for Zero Datacenters by 2015 [19284]
  • Sun to Acquire MySQL AB [19311]
  • Sun Sets New Benchmarking Result on Siebel CRM 8.0 PSPP [19267]
  • A How-to on Upgrading Solaris 10 OS with Non-global Zones [19179]
  • Why Enterprises are Turning to Desktop Virtualization [19269]
  • Sun Giving Away T-shirts to Celebrate the Half a Million Certification Milestone [19256]
  • Sun Releases Preliminary Results for its Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2008 [19312]
  • Java SE 6 Update 4 Available for Download [19305]
  • Suspend and Resume on Solaris x86 Machines [19258]
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