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Sun Offers Two New Sun Fire Systems for its x86 Product Line
Sun Fire V60x System and Sun Fire V65x System Offer Competitive Performance, Pricing

Sun has debuted the new Sun Fire V60x system and Sun Fire V65x system. The two are aimed at expanding the company's x86-based product line with affordable, rack-optimized solutions. The systems will be configured with Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) or Red Hat Linux and will be competitively priced with comparable products from other vendors.

Sun Pushes for Support of its Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)
100 iForce Partners Added to Sun's List of Independent Software Vendors

Sun has added 100 iForce partners to its list of independent software vendors (ISVs), system integrators and channel partners that support the company's low-cost computing strategy. Sun has also made its hardware compatibility test suite (HCTS) available, which will allow independent hardware vendors (IHVs) to self-certify their x86 platforms.

Sun and Red Hat Join for Distribution Partnership
Sun to Distribute Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat to Distribute Java Virtual Machine

Sun has entered into a global alliance agreement with Red Hat and will sell and support all x86 versions of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux operating system. Red Hat will distribute Java Virtual Machine (JVM) with its Red Hat Enterprise Linux as part of the agreement.

Sun and Oracle Strengthen Partnership
Oracle Products To Be Supported on Sun Systems

Sun is expanding its 20-year strategic alliance to include support for Oracle products on Sun's full line of Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition) and Linux systems. The alliance is intended to bring lower acquisition costs, greater simplicity and manageability.

New Java Community Process Program Changes Give Wider Access To Expert Groups Processes
From the JCP, Program Management Office (PMO) and Executive Committees

The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office (PMO) and Executive Committees plan to introduce program enhancements through a new iteration of the Java Community Process, version 2.6. The new program recommends changes to make the JCP process more transparent and efficient, to make interactions with external groups more effective and to help improve the completion rate of Java Specification Requests.

Sun Hits 1,000th Mainframe Rehosting Implementation
Europ Assistance Deploys Solution to Reduce IT Costs and Gain Flexibility

Sun has a hit a milestone with the 1,000th mainframe rehosting customer installation at Europ Assistance Group. Europ Assistance was able to achieve significant cost savings from rehosting its mainframe applications on the Sun platform. Sun's significant market experience allows it to better understand what enterprises need today.

Software
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Mozilla 1.2.1 Beta Software for the Solaris Operating System
Faster and Streamlined Search Features

The Mozilla 1.2.1 Beta software for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is now available. New features in this powerful, cross-platform browser include fast and efficient browsing; integrated mail; faster and streamlined search; more secured privacy; and enterprise functionality in one powerful cross-platform application suite.

Jini Technology Starter Kit 2.0
Beta Download Available

The Davis project team at Sun is working on providing new programming models and infrastructure needed for a Jini technology security architecture. The Beta release contains new facilities, integrated with the services and utilities that will make up the 2.0 release of the Jini Technology Starter Kit and three proposals covering the associated specifications.

Events
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Java Expo 2003 in Madrid, Spain
May 27-28

The Java Expo 2003 at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Campo de las Naciones in Madrid will feature business seminars and technical sessions. Speakers include John Gage and John Loiacono of Sun, Elie Simon, vice president, Sun, EMEA, and Adolfo Hernandez, Director General of Sun, Ibercia S.A. Topics include digital identity, financial services, mobility and broadband and iForce testimonials.

HPC Consortium
June 22-23, Heidelberg, Germany

The HPC Consortium 2003 will focus on Computational Biology, Grids and HPTC software. The event will feature the inaugural meeting of the "Sun Extreme Working Group" or "SunX." SunX was designed by Sun Engineering to provide feedback about its products. Featured speakers include Wolfgang Gentzsch and Shahin Khan of Sun and others.

Retail Systems 2003/VICS
June 9-12, Chicago, Il

The Retail Systems 2003/VICS Conference will take place June 9-12, 2003 at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center in Chicago, IL; the accompanying exhibition is scheduled for June 10-12.

    ClusterWorld Conference & Expo
    June 23-26, San Jose, CA

    The ClusterWorld Conference & Expo program will offer tracks in fields ranging from bioinformatics to petroleum exploration, CAD, aerospace and automotive engineering, digital content creation, and scientific visualization, distributed cluster computing and a special focus on emerging Grid computing technologies.

    International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
    June 29 - July 3, Brisbane, Australia

    The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is presenting the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) June 29 - July 3, 2003 in Brisbane, Australia. The Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Advanced Computational Modelling Centre of the University of Queensland will serve as local hosts.

    International Supercomputer Conference
    June 24-27, Heidelberg, Germany

    The International Supercomputer Conference (ISC2003) will feature sessions on "How to Protect Large Computer Centers" and Today's HPC Key Application: Earth System Modeling. Speakers from Sun include Marc Tremblay, Dir., Chief Architect and Senior Distinguished Engineer Processor and Network Products. There will also be a panel discussion on "Off-the-Shelf Processors for HPC."

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    The N1 Data Platform: Redefining Storage Systems
    Secure Provisioning, Capacity Pooling and Management

    The N1 Data Platform is the first Network Storage offering to roll out of Sun's N1 architecture roadmap as part of Sun's goal to deliver complete storage solutions designed to simplify management, increase utilization, and lower TCO. Get the details and hear what Bill Groth, Senior Director of Storage Systems, has to say about the N1 Data Platform.

    Sun StorEdge RAID Manager Software 6.22.1 Download
    Logical Unit (LUN) Creation Now Supported

    Sun StorEdge RAID Manager software version 6.22.1 manages the Sun StorEdge A3500FC array, Sun StorEdge A3x00 disk array and Sun StorEdge A1000 disk array. New features in the 6.22.1 release include Logical Unit (LUN) creation, SMART/PFA support, Dynamic Expansion Capabilities and more.

    Sun StorEdge Remote Response Service
    Support for Sun StorEdge 3900 Series or Sun StorEdge 6900 Series

    Sun offers remote support for the Sun StorEdge 3900 series and Sun StorEdge 6900 series in the form of the Sun StorEdge Remote Response service. The service proactively identifies operational anomalies to help prevent them from becoming business problems. It also helps maximize a storage system's availability.

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