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Sun and SAP Sign Multi-Year Agreement Supporting Java SE for Business on SAP NetWeaver
SAP Customers Will Have Continual Sun Support for Java SE 1.4.2 on Windows and Linux
Sun and SAP have signed a multi-year agreement that will allow Sun to provide Java Platform Standard Edition for Business to its customers using the SAP NetWeaver technology platform. It also will allow SAP customers to continue using Java SE 1.4.2 on both Windows (x86_32, x86_64, IA64) and Linux (x86_32, IA64) platforms with the understanding that Sun will continue to provide support and indemnification.
Two New Virtualized Solutions Added to Sun's SMB Portfolio
Solutions Combine Sun's x64 Server, Open Storage with VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V

Two new virtualization solutions have been added to Sun's small- and medium-sized business (SMB) portfolio that combine Sun's x64 server and open storage products with VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V software. The company also reported that its Sun Fire X4450 server set a new world record benchmark, posting the best VMmark score among all results based on Intel Xeon processor technology and demonstrating its capability as a highly scalable virtualization platform.

News Bites - Biometric Capabilities on Sun Technologies, Solaris Security Expert Chat, Conference
Short News Items of Interest to the Sun User Community

  • Biometric Capabilities on Solaris, Sun Ray, Sun ID Management
  • Solaris Security Expert Chat & Q&A
  • Conference Call for Location

Free and Open Source S/W
Integration of DTrace into FreeBSD 7.1 Spurs Warm Welcome
Numerous Other Improvements Take Away Some Ground from Linux
The Australian open source community welcomes the incorporation of the DTrace performance analysis and debugging tool into the FreeBSD platform with the release of FreeBSD 7.1, reports Renai LeMay, writing for Similar sentiments have been reported from other segments of the worldwide open source community. (ZFS was included in FreeBSD 7.0.)
Sun Shared Visualization v.1.1.1
Share OpenGL Applications on Remote Clients
For users who want to share resources more widely across the organization and make better decisions quicker by enabling remote workgroups to view and analyze large datasets, Sun shared Visualization software gives you that power.

Sun Shared Visualization software is based on the open source VirtualGL project.

Vocal Vibrations Affect Disk Latency
Sun Fishworks Team Demonstrates with Analytics on Sun Storage 7410
Sun Engineer Brendan Gregg on the Fishworks team discovered that vocal vibrations affect disk latency through the use of Analytics from Fishworks. In a two-minute YouTube video that has garnered the attention of over a quarter of a million people, Gregg demonstrates how his vocal vibrations cause a sharp spike in the number of I/O operations per disk and a noticeable latency increase on the overall workload.
Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 131 Issue 1; Vol 130 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Vol 129 Issues 3 and 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, Vol 131 Issue 1, the top 10 articles were:

  • How Does SAP Perform on Solaris x64 Compared to Linux? [21022]
  • Logical Domains (LDoms) 1.1 Now Available [21139]
  • An Accelerated Introduction to Solaris 10: Part 1 [21072]
  • Sun Identity Management Suite to Protect U.S. Marine Corps [21156]
  • A How-to on Using OpenSolaris as a File Server [21026]
  • Sun Soars in the Cloud [21028]
  • Cloud Computing Company Q-layer Purchased by Sun [21163]
  • Manuscript of "Solaris Security Essentials" Available for Reader Comments [21052]
  • "Security Advantages of the Solaris Zones Software" [21033]
  • Good News from Sun Marketing [21169]

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.

    Sun Studio Technical Articles
    Refer to This Index for Reference Topics
    Refer to this index for a conglomerate of Sun Studio and Sun Studio Express reference materials. This index provides links to reference guides and informative topic-related articles written by industry professionals.

    Topics: General, C/C++, Fortran, Debugging, Performance Analysis and Optimization, X86/x64, and Parallel/Multithreaded Programming.

    New eBook: "100 NetBeans IDE Tips and Tricks!"
    Focuses on NetBeans IDE 6.0
    "100 NetBeans IDE Tips and Tricks: Your Guide to Finding Your Way Around the NetBeans IDE" by Ruth Kusterer is a new book published by Prentice Hall that includes the best technical tips for the NetBeans IDE, collected from community blogs, forums, NetBeans evangelists, and the author’s personal experience. The default software version for these tips is NetBeans IDE 6.0, when a feature is specific to another version, it is called out. The default platform is Microsoft Windows; Mac OS keyboard shortcuts are noted in parentheses.
    "Identity and Privacy in the Digital Age"
    Understanding Privacy from Data and Policy Interactions
    Robin Wilton, corporate architect on Sun's CTO team, has published a paper in the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM) that explains how privacy arises from the correct interaction of data and policy. In the paper, Wilton describes the different types of identity data and, through the use of a simple data model, relates it to typical system architectures and then to privacy as an information systems policy objective.
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