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Two USENIX Events
Late March in Seattle and San Francisco

Two different USENIX events will be taking place in late March. The 4th USENIX Symposium on Internet Technologies and Systems (USITS '03), will focus on security, new systems and dynamic content. The 2nd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03), will bring together top specialists to form a panel on file systems and storage.

Volume Product Systems Technology Showcase
March 19, Dallas, TX

Sun's Volume Product Systems Technology Showcase will be held March 19, in Dallas. The showcase will Sun's entry-level and workgroup servers, workstations, thin clients, security software solutions and more. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of Sun's newest server and workstation technology, as well as the chance to meet the people behind the products.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Seminars
MatrixOne PLM Seminar Series Focuses on Strategies, Results and Solutions

MatrixOne has launched the MatrixOne PLM Seminar Series with Sun Microsystems as its sole sponsor. The series will try to provide valuable information to enterprises hoping to speed time-to-market, reduce development costs and increase profits. AMR Research will offer its industry insight to those enterprises who attend the sessions.

    Gartner Symposium/ITXPO
    March 23-27, San Diego, CA

    Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will be held March 23 through 27, in San Diego. The Symposium/ITxpo will cover a range of topics and use a number of different formats such as workshops, tutorials and presentations, with even one-on-one meetings available for Gartner clients. Speakers will include well known names like Michael Capellas of WorldCom and Hasso Plattner of SAP AG.

    Brocade Conference 2003
    March 30 - April 7, Las Vegas, NV

    Brocade Conference 2003 on March 30-April 7 in Las Vegas offers resellers, Brocade developers, Fabric Partners and OEM partners a chance to enhance skills and improve knowledge. Sun is one of the sponsors of the event as well as IBM. Keynote presentations will feature Greg Reyes, chairman and CEO of Brocade; Mark Egan, CIO of Symantec; John Ganz of IDC and Marty LeFabvre, VP of IT at Nielsen Media.

    Sun TV Services Solutions Seminars 2003
    April and May: From Madrid to London

    This spring, Sun will host a series of TV Services Solution Seminars in different cities for customers and partners who create, manage or deliver TV services over media networks. The dates and locations include April 25 in Brussels, April 28 in Madrid, April 30 in Milan and two May dates.

      SunHPC 2003: Focus on Sun HPC ClusterTools Software
      March 24-28 in Aachen, Germany

      The High Performance Computing (HPC) conference in Aachen, Germany, on March 24-28, 2003, will focus on building up understanding of key concepts that are relevant to obtain good application performance. The deadline to register is March 16, 2003.

      23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference
      March 24-26, Prague, Czech Republic

      The 23rd Internationalization & Unicode Conference (IUC23) will take place March 24 through 26, in Prague, Czech Republic. IUC23 is one of the top technical conferences in the world for software and Web internationalization. The conference will feature tutorials, lectures and panel discussions on a variety of advances in the globalization of software and the Internet.

        OpenOffice.org Conference 2003
        March 20-21, Hamburg, Germany

        The first OpenOffice.org Conference will be held March 20 and 21, immediately following CeBIT. Topics at the conference will target both users and developers and will be organized into separate general and development tracks. The conference will focus on the latest open source developments and the future of the community.

        Two Sun Net Talks on Java Technology
        March 5th and 14th, Online

        Two Sun Net Talks are being held in March. The first, Accessing the World of Java Technology: Using ColdFusion MX for Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Software, will be held March 5. The second, the Java Technology & XML All Star Roundtable, will take place March 14.

        Servers
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        Dynamic Reconfiguration Available for hsPCI Assemblies and MaxCPU Boards
        Reconfiguration Makes Upgrades and Maintenance Easy

        Dynamic Reconfiguration for hsPCI assemblies and MaxCPU boards is now available to allow for reconfiguration in a Sun Fire 15K server and Sun Fire 12K server domain with Solaris 8 2/02 Operating Environment (Solaris OE).

        New 1.2 GHz Processor for Sun Fire Servers
        Offers Performance Increases

        Sun Microsystems has announced the new high performance 1.2 Ghz/8 MB UltraSPARC III Cu (US III Cu 1.2 Ghz) processors for the Sun Fire 4800 server, Sun Fire 6800 server, Sun Fire 12K server and Sun Fire 15K server. The new processors offer increased performance, while the new Uniboards (CPU/Memory boards) are able to increase vertical scalability across the Sun Fire server line.

        Sun Fire 12K and Sun Fire 15K Server System Management Services 1.3 Software Web Release
        Capacity on Demand 2.0 Added

        Sun Fire 15K and Sun Fire 12K server System Management Services 1.3 Web Release is the new system management software for use on Sun Fire 15K server or Sun Fire 12K server System Controllers to manage a Sun Fire 15K server or Sun Fire 12K server system. It is an enhanced, mandatory system management software required to manage these servers.

        Storage
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        Hitachi Data Systems Offers Storage Solutions
        HDS Helps Users Get the Most Out of Their Storage Assets

        Users face a constant battle trying to manage the growth of networked and direct-attached storage. As cost constraints tighten, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is trying to offer customers ways to manage infrastructure, protect storage assets and get the most out of their resources to save money. HDS' TrueNorth strategy, advanced technology storage systems and superior service are its solutions.

        Technical Details: Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel Array
        Event Monitoring and Reporting; Six 2 Gb FC Ports per RAID Controller

        The Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel array is a 2U-high, Fibre Channel based array with complete 2-Gb Fibre Channel architecture throughout: midplane, drives, host/drive ports, RAID controller. Technical highlights include: six 2 Gb FC ports per RAID controller, Twelve 2 Gb FC ports per RAID array in dual RAID controller configuration; event monitoring and reporting; and support for up to eight direct-attached servers, without the need for external switch/hub (dual RAID controller configuration).

        Developer
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        Blade Platform IHV Developer Program
        Goals, Criteria and Benefits

        The Blade Platform IHV Developer Program has been created for IHVs to certify solutions that enhance and seamlessly work within the Sun B1600 Intelligent Shelf. Sun is offering developers the Blade Computing Development Kit with blade software specifications and more.

        Sun Indian Font Encoding Free Download
        Sun Multibyte English (MBE) Locale downloads

        The Sun Indian Font Encoding (covering 8 scripts) is available to download for free. Sun Multibyte English (MBE) Locale downloads for Solaris 2.6 Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Solaris 7 OE (Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1 and JDK 1.2), and Solaris 8 OE are available with full Tutorial documentation.

        Education and Research
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        Up to 42 Percent Discounts for Educational Institutions on Sun Ray Appliances
        Training and Software also Discounted

        Sun is offering discounts to the education community on all three Sun Ray appliances. In addition, schools can purchase Sun Ray server software, 17- and 21-inch monitors, and the Sun Fire 280R server and Sun Blade 2000 workstation at discounted prices specially targeted to the education market. Sun is also offering a specialized training program for educational institutions.

        Sun EduSoft Portfolio
        Access to Latest Software Technology With No-Cost Licensing Fees

        With the Sun Education Software (EduSoft) Portfolio, education and research institutions can evaluate, test and develop with the latest Sun software. The media kit includes quarterly refreshes. Sun is also offering discounts on support services and free Web-based training curriculum for eligible institutions on major Sun software technologies.

        StarOffice Software No Cost Licensing
        Newly Adopted in Denmark, Finland, Spain and Other Schools

        Sun is dedicated to giving the education community the cost breaks they need to provide students with the latest technologies and training. School districts to benefit recently are some in Denmark, Finland, Spain and Switzerland; and Chicago, Miami and San Antonio. Sun is offering new, free Web-based training for users to get quickly up to speed on StarOffice software.

        First Virtual, Multi-Member COE in NC Research Triangle
        Universities, Research Institutions and Industrial Partners Collaborate on Computational Biology

        Sun announced the Sun North Carolina Research Triangle Center of Excellence (COE) in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The members of this first virtual, multi-member COE include Duke University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Supercomputing Center, North Carolina Genomics and Bioinformatics Consortium, Incellico and SAS.

        Five New Centers of Excellence Named By Sun
        Columbia, NYU, Open University of Catalunya, Tokyo, Denmark Universities

        Sun named five new Centers of Excellence: Columbia University, New York University (NYU), Open University of Catalunya, Tokyo University of Science, University of Southern Denmark and the University of Utah. Sun's COEs focus on topics of research from e-learning and bioinformatics, to genomics and fluid dynamics.

        E-learning Platform from WebCT Vista Running on Sun
        Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Academic Standards

        To help educational institutions provide the most advanced e-learning systems available, Sun and WebCT offer WebCT Vista, an e-learning platform that is compliant with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). It has been installed in schools the world over.

        Sysadmin
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        "Configuring Databases Using Soft Links"
        From Sun BluePrints OnLine

        In the Sun BluePrints OnLine article,"Configuring Databases Using Soft Links," Carlos Godinez discusses relational database management system (RDBMS) configuration and argues the case for use of soft links. Soft links, also called a symbolic paths, are file names that link to physical files through symbolic links (ln -s).

        "System Management Services Software: An Inside Look"
        Configuration of the Sun Fire 15K Server

        The Sun BluePrints OnLine article,"System Management Services Software: An Inside Look," by Thomas Chalfant, provides technical detail on the Sun Fire 15K server's system controller (SC). Included in the article are overviews of the system controller's System Management Services software and Management Network, and procedures for managing link failure and security.

        Solaris Live Upgrade 2.0 Software User Guide
        Download Link

        Solaris Live Upgrade software significantly reduces the downtime associated with an operating system upgrade or maintenance. The User Guide covers creating a boot environment, upgrading and maintaining the software.

        Publications
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        Two Wiley Books
        Discussions of MySQL and Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition

        The new book, "MySQL and Java Developer's Guide: Java Open Source Library," is the first comprehensive guide to MySQL for Java programming language developers. Another new book, "J2EE 1.4 Essentials," provides the reader with the essential features, capabilities and enhancements of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 (J2EE).

        Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference, Second Edition
        Updated for Oracle9i

        The second edition of the "Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference" from O'Reilly has been updated for Oracle9i. It focuses on the most vital information from the first edition, "Oracle PL/SQL Programming." It contains information useful for both beginners and experienced Oracle database developers.

        Mac OS X in a Nutshell
        A Comprehensive Reference for the Popular OS

        The latest in O'Reilly's "Nutshell" series, "Mac OS X in a Nutshell," is a desktop quick reference that provides a comprehensive look at Mac OS X version 10.2. The book follows a common-sense approach that discards superfluous information and sticks to the practical details a reader can put right to use.

        Quick Reference on Java DataBase Connectivity APIs
        Look Up Procedures for Common Tasks

        The Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) specification enables Java technology applications to work with databases. The 152-page pocket quick reference guide by Donald Bales offers quick look-ups for all methods of the standard JDBC API classes.

        New Product Marketplace
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        New PegaRULES Process Commander 3.2
        Solution Improves Business Processes

        Pegasystems Inc., which provides smart business process management (BPM) software, has designed a new version of its PegaRULES Process Commander, a solution that allows companies to improve their business processes. PegaRULES Process Commander 3.2 uses new declarative rules that enable business users and developers to build a richer set of BPM applications.

        Teamstudio Analyzer for Java Technology
        Best Practices Audit Tool

        Edition 2 of the Teamstudio Analyzer for Java technology has been enhanced to include rules for Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology, rules that users can create, support for NetBeans 3.3 software and above and for Sun ONE Studio 4.0 software and above (formerly Forte for Java).

        Versata Business Logic Designer
        Free Plug-in

        Versata Business Logic Designer is a free plug-in for WebSphere Studio that can simplify Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) development and reduce errors in hand-coded logic.

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