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Sun First in RISC/UNIX Server Market Worldwide
Fifty-five Percent Marketshare in Shipments

Sun leads in the Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) and UNIX server market worldwide. Sun has 55 percent marketshare in shipments, totaling more than that of its nearest three competitors combined, according to 3Q01 Dataquest numbers. From the Sun Fire Server line to the Netra servers, Sun servers provide alternatives for customers seeking to reduce their total cost of ownership in the high, mirange and low-end server market.

UltraSPARC III 1.05 GHz Microprocessor
New Integer and Floating Point Benchmarks

New SPECint (integer) and SPECfp (floating point) benchmark numbers for a new version of the UltraSPARC III microprocessor firmly position it at the forefront of workstation/server processor performance. The UltraSPARC III Cu 1050 processor features a 1.05 GHz clock speed, a SPECint mark of 610 and a SPECfp mark of 827. The performance increases were 32 percent and 72 percent, respectively. These gains result from improved manufacturing techniques, enhanced internal buffer sizes and management and more efficient object code generated by a new version of the Sun Forte Developer 7 compiler.

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Netscape 6.1 EA for Solaris Operating Environment
Latest Update

Netscape 6.1 EA for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) is an early access version for evaluation and test purposes. Netscape 6.1 EA, the latest update to the Netscape Browser suite, enhances the performance and stability of Netscape 6 while improving functionality and adding a number of key features.

Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software White Paper
Enterprise QoS Policy Based Systems and Network Management

There is a white paper on the Sun Web site covering the Solaris Bandwidth Manager Software, titled "Tech Concepts: Enterprise QoS Policy Based Systems and Network Management." The paper provides an overview of QoS and policy fundamentals, and describes how these technologies fit in the various segments within the overall "end to end" solution. Performance results are presented, along with comparisons based on different traffic types and architectures. A proposed integrated solution is described, using Sun products to dynamically reconfigure the QoS capable network device.

The Making of a Portal
With Sun Open Net Environment

The Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) makes it easier for businesses to combine what they know about their customers with Internet technologies to leverage their information assets into new services online. The inside Sun ONE portal demonstrates the Web-based customer-centric approach to doing business online.

Solaris Operating Environment Licensing
Terms and Conditions

Details of the Solaris Operating Environment licensing terms are now available on the Sun Web page. This site contains information regarding the Terms and Conditions of the Solaris OE Binary Code License Agreement, including helpful information regarding licenses for used Sun equipment, transfers of licenses, software upgrades and more.

Rehost without Rewriting
A New Suite of Products

There is a comprehensive suite of products that allow customers to rehost their applications running on IBM mainframes on Sun servers without rewriting these applications. The prodcut suite includes Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing Software 7.2 Sun Mainframe Batch Manager Software 9.2, Sun Mainframe Transaction Processing and Batch Manager Software 7.2, and 3270 Pathway 1.5 Software. This suite of products helps customers retain their investment in applications written, while benefiting from substantially lower hardware, software and service costs and a lower TCO.

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Solstice Backup Software Update
Installation to the 6.1 Release

There is an Update Release process for Solstice Backup Software which provides a cost-effective solution to allow customers to update their Solstice Backup installation to the 6.1 release. Older versions are being removed from the price list. The update release kits include a Solstice Backup 6.1 Software media kit along with the update enabler.

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Forte for Java Software Guided Tour
Slide Show

The Forte for Java Software Guided Tour demonstrates how to work with Forte for Java Software. The tour provides an introduction and overview. It also covers building Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications as well as developing and deploying powerful Web services.

Forte for Java Software Developer Resources
Support Matrix

The Forte for Java Software Developer Resources Web page contains a consolidated table that shows supported technologies for each release and version of Forte for Java Software.

Interval Arithmetic
In Forte Developer Language Products

The article on the Forte Tools Software Web page, "Interval Arithmetic for Guaranteed Results," by Dr. Bill Walster, the Sun architect of interval arithmetic functionality in Forte Developer language products, provides an overview of interval arithmetic and why it is an important technology for certain types of software projects.

Solaris Developer Connection Training and Tutorials
Online and Web-based

The Solaris Developer Connection Training and Tutorials Web site offers a number of tutorials and Web-based courses.

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