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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.

        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.

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