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Sun Modular Datacenter (Project Blackbox) Available for Customers' Orders
Suite of Services Also Offered for Planning, Deployment, Management
The Sun Modular Datacenter (Sun MD) S20 or Project Blackbox is available starting at $559,000 (US list price), announced Sun, which also released a suite of services to assist in the planning, deployment, and management of the Sun MD.
Gartner on Sun's MySQL Acquisition
Analysis and Recommendations Offered in Report
In a recent article, "MySQL Acquisition Edges Sun Closer to a Complete OSS Stack," Gartner states, "the MySQL purchase immediately casts Sun in the role of a major open-source database management system vendor with heterogeneous operating system solutions. IBM, Oracle and Red Hat will likely feel some market pressure."
Sun Wins $141 Million Contract from European Commission
To Supply Servers to European Union Institutions
The European Commission awarded Sun a $141 million contract to supply servers conforming to version 3 of the Single UNIX OS Specification to the European Union institutions, bodies, and agencies participating in the open call for tenders.
Sun to Sit on STAC Benchmark Council
Will Help Define Standard Performance Metrics for Trading Technologies
The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) welcomed Sun as member of its Benchmark Council at the end of January. This membership means Sun will be helping define standard performance metrics for trading technologies. Sun also has become an Innovation Sponsor for the Manhattan-based STAC Lab, which is a research facility where end-user firms can evaluate new technologies under simulated trading conditions.
System News For Sun Users Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
System News posts items of interest for Sun users on a regular basis on the System News For Sun Users blog. Some of those items will become detailed articles in this newsletter. A quick recap of posts for the last week includes Time to Upgrade to Solaris 10; Sun SPOT Open Sourced, Discounted Pricing for Education Announced; Sun to Distribute QLogic SANbox 9200 Fault Tolerant Director Switch; Sun and CommVault to Provide Advanced Data Management Solutions; and more.
Free and Open Source S/W
Details Released on Open Source Community Innovation Awards Programs
Communities Outline Program Rules and Judging Criteria
The six Sun-sponsored open source communities taking part in this year's Open Source Community Innovation Awards program, where cash rewards will be given to the most interesting initiatives, have released more details on each of their individual program rules and judging criteria.
Sun SPOT's Java-ME Compliant Virtual Machine Open Sourced
Sun SPOT Hardware Architecture and Software Also Released
The Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME)-compliant virtual machine used in the Sun Small Programmable Object Technology (Sun SPOT) platform has been open sourced and can be accessed under Squawk located on Squawk is an open source virtual machine for the Java language that examines better ways of building virtual machines.
Using OpenDS Within Netbeans
How to Build and Run the Open Source Directory Service with Version 6.0 of the IDE
A recent entry on the OpenDS wiki explains how to build, debug, and run the current version of OpenDS from the Netbeans 6.0 IDE. The OpenDS community is working toward building a comprehensive, next generation, open source directory service.
Ease in NetBeans 6.0 Profiler and Its Support of Heap Dumps
Article Shows How to Stop Memory Leaks Simply Once and For All

Sun's Tim Boudreau describes NetBeans 6.0 profiler's support for heap dumps in his article "Walking the Java Heap with NetBeans 6.0 Profiler: Pre-crisis quality control" hosted on JDJ.

Webcast: UltraSPARC T2 and its Architecture
Details Sun's System on a Chip
The Sun Microsystems Webcast Series is featuring the UltraSPARC T2. Sun Senior Staff Engineer and Host Angelo Rajadurai talks with Sun Distinguished Engineer Denis Sheahan about the UltraSPARC T2 and its architecture covering commercial systems that are available with it, its core, additions, running it on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Logical Domains, tools, performance, and more.
Sixth Annual Lustre User Group Meeting Set for April 28-30th
Call for Presentations and Early Bird Registration Now Open
The sixth annual Lustre User Group meeting is scheduled for April 28-30, in Sonoma, Calif., where users gather to share best practices about Lustre technology and get advice on specific Lustre implementations from experts and peers. The Call for Presentations is being taken through March 15, and early bird registration is effective until March 31.
Sun xVM Ops Center Resources
Access Webinars, Presentations, Articles, Forums and More
For those of you interested in learning more about the Sun xVM Ops Center or with information to contribute, Sun is inviting you to join this growing community by registering at the new Sun xVM Information Center wiki. Offers access to webinars, presentations, articles, and more.
Project Caroline Headlines Podcast and JavaOne Online Technical Session
Sun Labs VP and Sun Distinguished Engineer Discuss Hosting Platform
Sun's Project Caroline is an advanced research project of a hosting platform for development and delivery of dynamically scalable Internet-based services targeting small- and medium-sized software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. A recent edition of Innovating@Sun discusses Project Caroline and virtualization, and a JavaOne Online Technical Session also details the project.
Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 119 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 119 Issue 4, were:

Top Ten Articles for Vol 119 Issue 4

  • Schwartz Addresses Questions on MySQL Acquisition [19330]
  • Status of Lustre Since Sun's Fall Acquisition of Cluster File Systems [19319]
  • Investigating the Capabilities of the Lustre File System [19303]
  • Newly Released Publication on Redshift [19279]
  • UltraSPARC T2 Sets New World-Record Single-chip SPECint_rate2006 [19282]
  • Profits Nearly Double During Sun's Second Quarter Fiscal 2008 [19226]
  • Intel Xeon Processor 5400 Series Offered for Sun Fire, Sun Blade Servers [19116]
  • New Options Available for Some Sun Blade and Sun Fire Servers [19294]
  • Sun SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 Servers Named Gold Award Winners [19308]
  • Using as a Conversion Engine [19277]
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