In Search of the Universal Business Language: Which XML Schema Will Do?
An Interview with Jon Bosak, Sun XML Architect
eWEEK Lab Director John Taschek sought some answers from Jon Bosak, XML
architect at Sun Microsystems, on the likelihood that XML would turn out
to be the long-sought Universal Business Language (UBL).
Digex Achieves SunTone Initiative Recertification
Gains Cost and Operational Efficiencies Through SunTone Methodology
Digex, a Web and application hosting service provider to roughly ten
percent of the Fortune 1000, is one of the first companies in its field to
achieve SunTone recertification.
Itanium Platform Comes Under Fire from Sun
Shahin Khan Calls Migration to HP-UX/Itanium Platform "Risky"
Shahin Khan, chief competitive officer at Sun Microsystems, is far
from convinced by HP and Intel that their proposed migration from
PA-RISC and Alpha-based systems to the HP-UX/Itanium platform is either
inexpensive or without risk. The two-year-old technology has failed to
make an impressive impact on the market, according to Khan, and
according to a Gartner projection, will account for a mere 7.6 percent
of server revenue by 2006.
Transitioning: Sun Cluster Application and Data Center Readiness Services
Replaced with Sun Cluster Implementation Services
Sun transitioned the Sun Cluster Application Readiness Service (ARS)
and the Sun Cluster Data Center Readiness Service (DCRS), both fixed
and custom priced, from its price list effective February 11, 2003.
The last order date for both is May 16, 2003; the last ship date,
August 15, 2003. The services have been replaced by the Sun Cluster
Implementation Service (CIS).
"Portability Verification of Applications for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition"
Portable Code to Other Application Servers at Zero Cost
To develop multi-tier enterprise applications, the Java 2 Platform,
Enterprise Edition (J2EE) provides a comprehensive specification.
One of the most important benefits offered by the J2EE platform is
application portability. Qusay H. Mahmoud lists some of the benefits of
portability, talks about using the Reference Implementation, best
practices and more.
February 2003 Java Technology Tech Tips
MIDP 2.0, IXC, SMS and More
Some recent tech tips about Java technology cover topics such as
using the subclass CustomItem in MIDP 2.0, Inter-Xlet Communication
(IXC), a proposed set of standard conventions for writing JavaServer
Pages (JSP) frameworks, the Java Specification Request 124,
Short Message Service (SMS) and the Java DataBase Connectivity
(JDBC) API optional package.
Sun Management Center Enterprise Suite L.E. Software Promotion
Priced for Systems with 2 CPUs or Less
Sun is offering a promotion on Sun Management Center Enterprise
Suite L.E. (Low End) software, priced for systems with 2 CPUs or
less. This is a promotional part number that will be replaced when
Sun Management Center software version 3.5 is released in mid 2003.
This promotion will run until December 31, 2003.
Four New Agents for the SunPlex Platform
Supports IBM's WebSphere MQ, WebSphere MQ Integrator, Samba and DHCP
Four new agents are now available for the SunPlex platform. The
agents provide support for IBM's WebSphere MQ messaging platform,
WebSphere MQ Integrator messaging broker, Samba and DHCP. These agents
should allow new and existing Sun customers to take advantage of the
broader scope of the SunPlex platform.
Transitioning of the Solaris 7 Operating Environment
And Transition of Solaris Easy Access Server version 2.0 Software
Sun is transitioning the Solaris 7 Operating Environment (Solaris
OE). It has been superseded by later versions of the Solaris OE. In
conjunction, the Solaris Easy Access Server version 2.0 software
and version 3.0 RTUs are also being transitioned.
Sun Remote Services Net Connect 3.0
For Viewing System Status and Configurations
Version 3.0 of Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect is replacing
version 2.0. New features include simplified hardware failure monitors,
availability reporting, improved access control and system grouping, and
others. SRS Net Connect is activated and used via the Web where you can
view system status and configurations, trend and patch information, and
Frequently Asked Questions about the SunPCi Hardware Card
Memory, Compatibilty and More
Do you have questions about the SunPCi card? Check out the
Frequently Asked Questions list on the Sun Web page and get answers to
questions about system support, compatibility, slots, memory and more.
Transition: High Density 181 GB 7200 RPM Fibre Channel Hard Disk Drive
Sun is transitioning the high density 181 GB 7200 rpm Fibre Channel
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) from its price list. The Sun StorEdge T3
array, Sun StorEdge 3900 and Sun StorEdge 6900 product lines
with the 73 GB 10K rpm Hard Disk Drive could be used as an alternative
offering. The last order date is May 30, 2003.
Throughput Computing: Sun's UltraSPARC Processor Strategy
Plans for Future Enhancements
The new UltraSPARC processors from Sun are built specifically to
maximize throughput (the aggregate amount of work done) for network
computing workloads. The processors are chip multithreading (CMT)
processors and can execute tens of threads simultaneously, enabling
tremendous increases in data processing per second. Over the next few
years Sun plans to introduce even faster chips.
UltraSPARC III Cu Processor User Manual
"UltraSPARC III Cu processor User Manual" covers the architecture
and operation of the UltraSPARC III Cu processor. The guide is geared
toward programmers who write software for the UltraSPARC III Cu
processor. Version 2.0 (dated February 2003) of the manual is 721
pages. Other topics include supervisor software, memory models, data
formats, registers and instruction types.
"The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Primer"
Kernel Details and Remedial Actions
The SunPCi IIpro coprocessor card product development team
presents the "The Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Primer" which was
developed while they were qualifying SunPCi software and hardware. The
guide is 19 pages and its goal is to reveal some
of the details on what a "Blue Screen Of Death" (BSOD) means
and some remedial actions that may help in recovery and/or diagnosis.
Register Online for the JavaOne Conference
June 10-13, San Francisco, CA
Online registration for the JavaOne Conference is now open.
The event will be in San Francisco in June. Get the
latest news and updates from Sun, the source for Java technology,
and the industry. Learn why the Java programming language is the
language most used by developers, now having surpassed the usage of
SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion
April 8-9, Shanghai, PRC
The SunNetwork 2003 Conference and Pavilion will be held April
8-9 in Shanghai, PRC. The conference will focus on getting the most out
of the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Linux OS for
the SPARC platform, Solaris OE x86 platform, the Sun Open Net
Environment (SunONE) platform, Java platform and other open
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
April 22-25, Santa Clara, CA
The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference will be held April 22-25 in
Santa Clara, CA. The conference will explore and help create the new
Internet infrastructure and culture. Keynote speakers will give
presentations and four tracks will be available to discuss all aspects
of emerging technology and the future.
SIA Technology Management Conference and Exhibit
June 17-19, New York City
The SIA Technology Management Conference and Exhibit will be held June
17-19 in New York. The conference will bring together executives
responsible for managing information and technology within the
June 9-12, Las Vegas NV
PlanetStorage 2003 in Las Vegas this June will feature 16 full-time
Gartner storage analysts who will discuss how to architect, procure and
implement effective storage network infrastructures. Keynote speakers will
be from IBM, Gartner, Quantum/ATL and others.
June 27-29, Boston, MA
TheServerSide.com presents its symposium in Boston, MA, on
June 27-29. It will focus on server-side Java technologies and
development practices, including Java 2 Platform, Enterprise
Edition (J2EE), open source frameworks, methodologies, Web
Services and more.