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TopCoder Announces Sun as Exclusive Sponsor
For Annual Collegiate Challenge Programming Tournament

Sun will be the exclusive tournament sponsor for the Second Annual TopCoder Collegiate Challenge. TopCoder Inc. is a company committed to identifying and promoting top computer programming talent through competition. The Sun and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge invites thousands of TopCoder members to qualify for the 512 tournament spots to compete for the $150,000 prize purse.

    Sun Standardizes on LogicVision's Embedded Test Solutions
    Multi-year Agreement

    Sun has signed a multi-year agreement with LogicVision, Inc., a provider of embedded test IP solutions, to deploy LogicVision's Embedded Test Solutions. Sun plans to use LogicVision's embedded test throughout Sun's IC design activities, enabling Sun to leverage the test methodologies solution from IC design to end system product.

      StarSuite Software Bundle Agreement
      With Three Chinese Software Companies

      Sun has signed a definitive Technology Licensing and Distribution Agreement with three leading Chinese software companies to bundle Sun's StarSuite Software as part of their platform offerings. Sun and the three companies have also agreed to work on the future development and deployment of the StarSuite Software line of products.

      Collaborating for Customer Success
      iForce Initiative

      Collaborating with the right partners is key to success. The iForce Initiative can make the delivery of smart services fast and easy and harness the opportunities of e-business, using best-of-breed products from iForce partners for a customized solution that meets specific needs. iForce solutions can improve business processes such as collaborative product commerce, customer relationship management, decision support systems, supply chain management, email and communications.

        Interest Grows in Liberty Alliance Project
        Over 2,000 Companies Requested Information

        Over 2,000 companies have requested information on membership in the Liberty Alliance Project, an organization formed to create an open, federated, single sign-on identity solution for the digital economy via any device connected to the Internet.

        Aberdeen Group Selects Sun's Dynamic Bidding Program
        Recognition for `Best Practices in e-Procurement'

        The Aberdeen Group is an influential industry analyst firm that produces a report called the "Best Practices in e-Procurement," which recognizes those companies who have taken a leading role in leveraging the Internet to improve their internal operations and business practices. Aberdeen has recognized a specific program at Sun, the Dynamic Bidding purchasing program, for its cost savings and its streamlining of the purchasing process.

          Sun Open Net Environment in Retail Banking
          Offering Services on Demand

          Sun is expanding the Sun Open Network Environment (Sun ONE) in retail banking, enabling retail banks to keep pace with the increasing demands of a global economy. The N-tier infrastructure of Sun ONE helps future-proof and advance the flexibility and reliability of a bank's IT infrastructure.

          SSH Communications Security Selects Forte Tools
          For Internet Security Applications Development

          SSH Communications Security (SSH) supplies Internet security software for demanding network security solutions. SSH provides best-of-breed cryptography and authentication technologies and products for secure Internet communications. The company's SSH Secure Shell application has become the de facto standard for secure logins, and now has millions of users in over 80 countries.

          SunPlex Systems Competitive Program
          Four RTU Licenses on Sun Cluster 3.0 Software

          The SunPlex Systems Competitive Program provides Compaq TruCluster and VMS customers who are re-evaluating long term decisions on platforms with an easy path to upgrade to the advantages of the SunPlex Systems and Sun Cluster 3.0 Software. Sun is announcing four aggressively priced RTU licenses on Sun Cluster 3.0 Software for a competitive trade-in for Compaq TruCluster systems. SunPlex Systems are designed to manage the application services for tightly coupled environments.

          Sun StorEdge Media Central Streaming Server Software
          Simplifies Digital Asset Management

          The new Sun StorEdge Media Central Streaming Server Software is designed to be client-agnostic and support multiple formats. It simplifies digital asset management by allowing streaming in the same format in which users capture, edit and store content.

          Forte Developer 7 Software Download
          Early Access Program

          Forte Developer 7 Software is now available for download through an Early Access (EA) Program. Forte Developer (formerly known as Sun WorkShop) is a suite of tools from Sun for C, C++ and Fortran developers. New features in this release include a user interface based on the open source NetBeans Tools Platform and improved functionality in the Performance Analyzer.

          4D Networks Success Story
          ASP One-stop Solution Based on Jini Network Technology

          As competition increases in the Application Service Provider (ASP) market, 4D Networks has created a unique value proposition for its customers by offering an easy-to-use, one-stop solution based on Jini network technology. As part of Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), Jini technology offers a simple infrastructure for delivering services in a network and creating spontaneous interaction between programs that use these services.

          SunPlex Systems' Breakthrough Cluster Technology
          Lets Enterprises Manage the Service Not the Server

          SunPlex Systems architecture is a visionary clustering platform providing continuous and rapid access to data, devices and the network. SunPlex Systems build a foundation for the development of Services on Demand--Web-based services delivery that encompasses a variety of software styles accessible by end users on a range of client devices.

          SunPlex Systems Web Seminar
          Cutting the Costs of High Availability

          The SunPlex Systems Web seminar details how Sun's revolutionary approach to clustering helps provide continuous availability and, at the same time, reduces costs and lowers risks. The seminar includes a guided tour of the SunPlex System and technical information on system configuration and hardware.

            Sun Ultra 5 Workstation Upgrades
            Transition to the Sun Blade 100 Workstation

            Sun is announcing the transition of the Sun Ultra 5 Workstation platform, upgrades to the Sun Ultra 5 Workstation and a 128 MB memory X-option for Sun Ultra 5 Workstation and Sun Ultra 10 Workstations.

            Sun UltraSPARC Workstations
            Brief Overview

            This article offers a brief overview of UltraSPARC workstations, including the Sun Blade 100 Workstation, Sun Blade 1000 Workstation, Ultra 5 Workstation, Ultra 10 Workstation, Ultra 60 Workstation and Ultra 80 Workstation.

            What's New in the SunVideo Plus 1.3 Card
            Supports SunForum 3.0 and 3.1 Software

            New features in the SunVideo Plus 1.3 Card include support for SunForum 3.0 and 3.1 Software for audio and video conferencing and support for the Java Media Framework 2.0 API.

            cPCI Assembly Support for Sun Fire 4800, 4810 and 6800 Servers
            Compact PCI I/O Assembly

            Sun has released the compact PCI (cPCI) I/O assembly on the Sun Fire 4800, 4810 and 6800 servers. Now, all midframe systems from the Sun Fire 3800 Server to the Sun Fire 6800 Server can utilize both Network adapters and Host Bus adapters that are based on the cPCI standard.

              Sun StorEdge 9900 Series
              Sun StorEdge SRM

              Sun StorEdge 9900 series customers will be able to view and manage the entire storage network infrastructure by employing Sun StorEdge SRM, the industry's leading storage resource management software, and Hitachi Data Systems' recently released HiCommand software framework. This flexibility improves resource utilization, enhances business continuity solutions and reduces administration overhead.

              Java Technology
              Javadoc Tool Home Page

              Javadoc is the tool from Sun for generating API documentation in HTML format from doc comments in source code. Some of the documents from Java technology software related to using the Javadoc tool include Javadoc FAQ, Javadoc Tool documentation for 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4.

              Java Technology Class Libraries Posters

              Java technology Class Libraries Posters provide an overview of the classes in the Java technology platforms, including Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 beta and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.2.

              illumitek Public Health Alert System
              A Pathogen Spread Predictor

              illumitek Inc. completed the first stage of a Public Health Alert and Response System (PHARS), a pathogen spread predictor. illumitek's expertise and technology will provide biodefense organizations with advanced analytic, visualization and forecasting abilities that will be critical if a bioterrorist act such as an anthrax or pneumonic plague outbreak or other biowarfare event occurs.

              Java XML Pack
              Now Available for Download

              The Java XML Pack is available for download. The Java XML Pack includes all current publicly available releases of Java technology APIs and Architectures for XML, both production and early access versions.

              Security Technology White Papers

              There are a variety of white papers about security technology on the Sun Web site. Topics include role-based access control (RBAC) in the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), SunScreen Secure Net Software, Trusted Solaris OE, Secure Enterprise Computing, Sun Crypto Accelerator I Board and other articles on developing and implementing security policies.

              "Secure Enterprise Computing with Solaris 8 Operating Environment"
              A 17-page Technical White Paper

              The White Paper "Secure Enterprise Computing with the Solaris 8 Operating Environment," discusses the importance of security as businesses increase their use of the Internet and the value of the security features of Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) such as using encrypted Internet Protocol Security Architecture (IPSec) connections, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and role-based access control (RBAC).

              Security Technologies
              From Auditing to Firewalls

              The Sun Security Web site provides information on many technologies, including auditing, authentication, smart cards and firewalls.

              New Product Marketplace
              Talaris Web Services Application
              Builds on Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE)

              Sun has begun implementing an initial rollout of the Talaris Web services application. Building upon the Sun ONE vision of delivering services on demand, the Talaris application will assist Sun's mobile professionals in the procurement and management of a wide variety of business services based upon corporate requirements and individual preferences. Talaris' solution intelligently unites services, devices, content and business processes into one cohesive application.

                PDSi Launches BlueSwitch EA
                Supports Legacy Versions of Solaris Operating Environment

                Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., a provider of application-specific, high-density hardware and global support solutions for the world's leading OEMs, has introduced its BlueSwitch EA (Early Access) Program, the first PICMG 2.16 compliant CompactPCI(R)/Packet Switching Backplane (cPSB) system and SPARC-based System Board Controller (SBC) capable of supporting legacy versions of Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

                Cybermation Releases ESP Espresso 1.1
                For SAP Environments

                ESP Espresso v1.1 from Cybermation is a distributed job scheduling solution that manages workload across all leading enterprise operating systems and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, providing power, flexibility and ease of use. ESP Espresso now utilizes Cybermation's SAP R/3 Agent to schedule work for this enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment.

                Green Hills Software and FSMLabs
                MULTI 2000 IDE for Linux

                Green Hills Software Inc., an independent supplier of embedded software development tools, has made its MULTI 2000 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) available for use with the RTLinux real-time operating system from FSMLabs Inc. The MULTI 2000 IDE, which supports Linux, Microsoft Windows, Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and HP-UX systems, greatly simplifies the development of sophisticated applications for embedded target systems running RTLinux.

                Single Slot CompactPCI Board from RadiSys Corp.
                The ESA-3107

                The single slot CompactPCI board, the ESA-3107 from RadiSys Corp., is capable of supporting up to 128 links in a switched fabric architecture. The high link density helps OEMs to reduce shelf space for SS7 infrastructure elements and SS7 connectivity for wireless applications.

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