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The Autonomous Audi TTS Project
Sun, Standford, Volkswagen Researchers Develop System for Drive-itself Auto
"Hey, who's driving?" one might wonder about the Audi Autonomous Audi TTS coupe research project involving a car that can safely operate without direct input from a driver. This car is the direct result of work underway at the Volkswagen Group Automotive Innovation Laboratory – or VAIL – a collaborative effort between the Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif., and Stanford University to advance automotive technology.
Java Technology
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Java Verified Releases Tips for Solving Java ME Signing Issues
How-to Checklist Addresses Most Common Challenges
"Why doesn't my signed MIDlet work?" is a resource created by the organization Java Verified and is designed to help developers successfully address some of the most common signing issues associated with Java ME applications. The "how to" checklist allows developers to quickly identify and solve four of the most common issues that would cause Java ME applications to work before signing, but not afterwards.
Sun GlassFish Message Queue 4.4u1
Features JMS Bridge, STOMP Protocol Support for Non-Java Clients
The release late last year of the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 brings with it the end of service life (EOSL) of the Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v3 Prelude. Get details on the announcement along with information on the Sun GlassFish Message Queue 4.4u1 and more on Enterprise Server v3.
Free and Open Source S/W
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Free GUI Applications/Tools to Better Understand Your System
OpenSolaris Governing Board Member Peter Tribble Shares His Work
System administrator Peter Tribble is given credit for creating a number of GUI applications designed to help users understand their systems better. These analysis tools are great for beginning and seasoned sysadmins, notes Ben Rockwood who selected a few of his favorites for a blog entry, offering screenshots and short synopses for each.
Solaris
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Solaris Cluster Meets Virtualization and High-Availability Requirements
IDC White Paper Discusses How Sun's Solution Addresses Customers' Pain Points
An IDC white paper written by Jean S. Bozman examines the rise and needs of high availability in a virtualized world. Spotlighted is the Solaris Cluster and how it addresses many pain points experienced by IT operations looking to improve availability for applications and databases, while utilizing virtualization technologies.
MySQL
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Virgin Mobile France Subscribes to Sun's MySQL Enterprise Unlimited Offering
Business Growth Demands Supported Technically, Economically, Conveniently
Virgin Mobile France launched in 2006. Its business involves purchasing, repackaging, and selling wireless services. Leveraging the Orange infrastructure, Virgin Mobile France relied on a LAMP platform (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python) to drive its business. Even though the MySQL Community Edition performed well, Virgin Mobile France began to consider its options when its number of subscribers approached 1 million.
Resources for MySQL on Windows
Includes Upcoming Webinar on Development of Windows Apps with MySQL
MySQL on Windows continues to be a popular choice for independent software vendors, original equipment manufacturers, hosting providers and organizations developing custom web, departmental and enterprise applications. The MySQL Website has several resources on using the open source database software on Windows, including access to a free, technical webinar set for Jan. 21.
Software
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Must Have Applications for the Mac OS X
Includes IM Client, RSS Reader, To-do, VNC Viewer, IRC, Virtualization Software, and More
Ben Rockwood definitely uses a "real UNIX workstation" for his daily work needs; however, he does love his MacBook Pro for a few reasons, one of which is that OS X has UNIX underneath. Believing that there are others who too love Mac OS X, Rockwood lists what he identifies as his "must have apps" for his Mac laptop.
Servers
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Enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 Server
Comes With New 2.75GHz SPARC64 VII Processor
The newly available enhanced SPARC Enterprise M3000 server from Sun and Fujitsu comes with the new quad-core 2.75GHz SPARC64 VII processor that offers 23 percent greater performance than its predecessor, the companies say. The upgraded SPARC M3000 system is an entry-level server with the RAS features of mid-range and high-end servers and can be used to consolidate multiple low-end systems to save money and space.
Sun Fire X4640 Servers with Six-Core AMD Opteron Processors
Compelling Compute Power, Memory Capacity, I/O Density, Energy Efficiency
Sun Fire X4640 servers with six-core AMD Opteron processors have proven to increase performance per watt by up to 34% over previous generation quad-core AMD Opteron Processors, Sun reports. Read more about what this Sun x64 server offers in terms of compute, I/O, availability, management, and performance.
Storage
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Recent Release: Veritas Storage Foundation 5.1
For the Solaris SPARC and Solaris x64 Platforms
Veritas Storage Foundation by Symantec is a comprehensive solution for centralized heterogeneous online storage management from one screen. The latest version is 5.1 that offers several new features including zero reboot install and zero reboot upgrade, fully automated Solid State Drive (SSD) optimization, continued focus on enabling a full Thin Provisioning ecosystem, and support for Oracle 11g R2 RAC.
OpenStorage
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Open Storage News Bites
Short Items of Interest on Sun Open Storage
  • SNMP Service on Sun Storage 7000 Appliance
  • Monitoring the Sun Storage 7000 Appliance
  • Logzillas: to mirror or stripe?
  • Direct NFS Access to Sun Storage 7410 with Oracle 11g and Solaris
  • NFS Analytics Example
  • Fishworks Engineers Presentations
  • Sun Storage 7000 2009.Q3.3.0 Release

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Top10
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Top Ten Articles for last few Issues
Vol 143 1; Vol 142 Issue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Vol 141 Issues 3; 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 142 Issue 5, the top 10 articles were:
  • Survey Reveals Strong Growth in UNIX Market
  • Solaris Auditing (BSM): Dispelling Some of the Myths
  • Creating a Solaris 10 x86 OS Bootable DVD or CD
  • Aligning Flash Modules for Optimal Performance
  • Step-by-step Intro to iSCSI Booting for x86/x64 Platforms
  • Efficiencies in Cost, Performance, Production Improve Government Services
  • Sun Fire X4140, X4240, and X4440 Server Architecture White Paper
  • Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 Virtual Conference - Replay Available
  • Building Customer Trust in Cloud Computing With Transparent Security
  • Deep Dive Video: Java Warehouse and Java Store

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

    LibreOffice
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    Using OpenOffice.org with a MySQL Database
    Learn How to Set Things Up
    A recent blog from Giri Mandalika shows readers how to go about "Accessing MySQL Database(s) from StarOffice/OpenOffice.org Suite of Applications". In the course of this how-to, Mandalika has readers create a MySQL database with read-only access for the user.
    Developer
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    Handling Application State Changes in a Database
    Sometimes Oracle Database Just Does It Better than SQL
    Handling application changes of state is a capability that Oracle Database outshines SQL at, contends Bruce Hopkins in his Sun Developer Network article "Creating High-Performance Database Applications with Java Triggers and the Oracle Database." What Hopkins offers here is a means for developers to completely eliminate the necessity for polling databases for state changes by using Java triggers in the Oracle database that handle state changes by themselves.
    Sysadmin
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    Quick Start Guide: VMware on Sun
    For VMware ESX on the Sun Fire X4150 and Unified Storage 7000 Series
    If you are interested in getting started using VMware on Sun servers, then a quick start guide by Ron Graham is certainly a resource worth reading. This document goes through the basic steps of setting up VMware Infrastructure 3 functionality on the Sun Fire X4150 with the Sun Storage 7210 Unified Storage System as shared storage.
    "Taking Advantage of Wire-Speed Cryptography"
    It Doesn't Have to Be Complicated
    The Sun BluePrints paper "Taking Advantage of Wire-Speed Cryptography" provides an overview of how to off-load application security functions that include cryptographic operations in conjunction with Oracle WebLogic Server and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE platform) application environments in order to accelerate performance while minimizing compromises.
    Security
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    Two Approaches to Identity Management Project Methodology
    Horizontal Implementation vs. Vertical Implementation
    At its outset the blog "IDM Project Methodology" outlines the main goals of an Identity Management (IDM) methodology, including such aspects as basing project decisions on empirical experience rather than abstract formulations and containing all the complexities, and costs of corporate ID management projects as early as possible during the course of a project. Author Kostas Stamatakis writes that IDM methodology should, first and foremost, provide solutions to repeatable problems appearing during Identity Access Management project lifecycles.
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