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High-Performing, Space-Saving Sun Solution Helps Physics Research Organization Meet Massive Data Analysis Need
Sun Fire X4500 servers with a 400 terabytes storage capacity and Sun tape technology
On September the 10th, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) began experiments with its Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's most powerful particle accelerator. Physicists will use the LHC to recreate the conditions just after the Big Bang, by colliding two beams of subatomic particles head-on, at very high energy. Teams of physicists from around the world will then analyze the particles created in the collision to gain a better understanding of some of the fundamental laws of nature.

The French Physics organization, IN2P3/CNRS, which is responsible for collecting data from the experiments on the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, has chosen to use Sun servers, Solaris and Sun StorageTek tape libraries to house the data that they collect.

OpenSPARC Community Innovation Award Winners
Designed to fuel innovation around chip technology.
"Sun developed the Open Source Community Innovation Awards Program to foster innovation on a global level and recognize the most interesting initiatives within open source communities worldwide," said Shrenik Mehta, Senior Director of Frontend Technologies and OpenSPARC program for Sun Microsystems. "The winners ranged from professors and students in the academia to developers working in the industry, all of whom demonstrated extraordinary creativity and collaboration leading to some outstanding innovations that will have a very real impact on the OpenSPARC community."
Fox, Sun and Greenplum Enterprise Data Warehouse
Supports Web Monetization Efforts
Fox Interactive Media (FIM), Sun Microsystems, and Greenplum have developed and deployed a new data warehouse designed to support monetization efforts for FIM's portfolio of leading Web properties. The data warehouse solution is built upon the Sun Fire x4500 storage server and Solaris, and provides complex, real-time analysis in support of FIM's advanced targeted advertising systems.

"Sun and Greenplum will be invaluable collaborators as we continue to put our data to work in new ways that will improve both the user and advertiser experience on our network of sites," said Arnie Gullov-Singh, EVP of Product, Technology and Operations for the FIM Audience Network.

Oracle
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Oracle Momentum Worldwide On SPARC Enterprise Servers
Highlights History Of Record Breaking Benchmarks
Sun highlighted demand and sales growth in emerging markets around its Solaris Operating System, Sun SPARC Enterprise server family and joint Oracle deployments, as well as strong momentum showcasing numerous world record benchmarks and new reference configurations for Oracle data warehouses on Sun platforms.

"Customers have made Sun's SPARC Enterprise servers and the Solaris OS the backbone of mission critical enterprise deployments from the Web-tier to the back office," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Group. "From mainframe-like RAS capabilities in open enterprise systems, to energy-efficient CMT servers and open storage, Sun has upped the ante on innovation with each successive generation of products. Customers driving their businesses on powerful platforms like those from Oracle demand the most reliable, efficient and scalable systems."

Free and Open Source S/W
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OpenOffice.org 3.0
Release Candidate 2 (build OOO300_m7) available
OpenOffice 3.0 Release Candidate 2 (build OOO300_m7) is available through the OpenOffice.org website. The software is not recommended for production deployment at its current stage. It is recommended for new users to chose one of the previously released more stable versions such as OpenOffice 2.0. The new OpenOffice 3.0 Release Candidate contains many updated features and Native support for Mac OS X.
MySQL
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MySQL Workbench SE (Standard Edition) Subscription Offerings
Commercial Subscriptions Available at $99./Developer/Year
Sun now offers subscriptions to MySQL Workbench SE (Standard Edition). MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, generate, and manage all types of databases, including Web, OLTP, and data warehouse databases. It includes everything a data modeler needs for creating complex ER models, and also delivers key features for performing difficult change management and documentation tasks that normally require much time and effort.
New Geo-Replication Add-on, MySQL Cluster Support Offerings Available
Important Changes in Requested Delivery Date
A new GeoReplication add-on for MySQL, a real-time open source transactional database, and additional new MySQL Cluster Support offerings, are now available. MySQL Cluster combines the world's most popular open source database with a fault-tolerant database clustering architecture so you can deliver mission-critical database applications with 99.999% availability with no single point of failure.
Hardware
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Sun Goes Deep with Sun Modular Datacenter D20
Extends Sun's Leadership in the Containerized Datacenter Market
Sun released a new deeper rack model of the Sun Modular Datacenter (Sun MD20-versus S20) provides customers with new choices for deploying a broader spectrum of enterprise-class servers and storage in their modular datacenters. Since its launch in January 2008, the Sun MD has been deployed globally for many applications.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 127 Issue 1, 2, and 3; Volume 126 Issue 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 127 Issue 3, were:

  • Solaris How-To Guides [20576]
  • Install Sun xVM Hypervisor and Use It To Configure Domains [20596]
  • Jonathan Schwartz talk at Bank of America's 38th Annual Investor Conference [20606]
  • "j14z" Blogs on Wine, Virtualization and xVM [20600]
  • Configure and Use ZFS-hosted iSCSI Guest Storage within the Sun xVM Hypervisor - Part 1 [20597]
  • Sun Volume Servers Product Line Card [20582]
  • A HowTo OpenSolaris Wiki Page [20561]
  • Six-Core Intel Xeon 7400 Processors in Sun x86 Servers [20607]
  • Configure and Use ZFS-hosted iSCSI Guest Storage within the Sun xVM Hypervisor - Part 2 [20598]
  • Sun xVM VirtualBox Enterprise Subscriptions [20583]

The longer version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last eight weeks.

    Security
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    Solaris Security Presentation for Tech Days 2009
    Christoph Schuba's Slide Presentation as Download
    Christoph Schuba has made his slide presentation New Solaris Security Presentation for Tech Days 2009 available on his blog as either a PDF or OpenOffice download. The latter version includes extensive sets of notes that help to understand the slides. The presentation includes a lot of code and administration examples.
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