Sun Fire 15K Server Sets Record on SPEC OMPL2001 Benchmark
Performance Bests Similar Products from HP, SGI
The Sun Fire 15K server recently reached peak performance on the
SPEC OMPL2001 benchmark, placing it at the top of the industry. The
server was the first to achieve a score of 213,466, demonstrating the
system's ability to efficiently scale and run large parallel
applications in high-performance and technical computing (HPTC)
Sun Stays Ahead in ASEAN and India RISC/UNIX Server Market
Company Holds a 50.2 Percent Share of the Market
Sun has increased its leadership in the RISC/UNIX
server segment in the ASEAN and Indian region. Sun gained 8.1
percentage points in the market segment from last quarter, and 7.4
percentage points in the market segment from the same quarter one year
ago (Q1 2002). The information is based on IDC's Q1 2003 Enterprise
Server Tracker Report.
Sun Fire Servers Achieve Benchmark Record in TPC-H Price-performance
Sun and Sybase Combination Outperforms Competing Systems at 100 GB, 300 GB and 1000 GB
The Sun Fire V240 server and Sun StorEdge 3310 array recently
achieved record-setting performance in benchmark testing conducted by
the Winter Corporation. The pair were running Sybase IQ 12.5 RDBMS and
the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE), and were tested using three
configurations: 100 GB, 300 GB and and 1,000 GB.
Sun Acquires Pixo, Software Provider for Managing Digital Content
Network Operators can Customize Multiple Subscriber Interfaces
Sun has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the software
company Pixo Inc. With Pixo software, companies can centrally manage
and automate the distribution of games, ring tones and other digital
content to cell phones and other mobile devices. It will become part of
Sun's software division.
Sun-Sybase Data Warehousing Platform Scores Best TPC-H Test Results
Price-performance Ratios Scale as High as 7:1
The Winter Corporation white paper "Demonstrating Efficiency in
large-Scale Data Warehousing," written by Richard Winter and Rick
Burns, reports on the recent TPC Benchmark (TPC-H) tests of the Sybase
IQ 12 solution running on Sun servers.
Analysis Shows Strong Demand for Sun ONE Web Server
Sun Gains Ground in Fortune 1000 and Keeps Lead in Fortune 100
The Sun ONE Web Server (formerly the iPlanet Web Server)
currently leads the Fortune 100 and has surpassed Apache in the
Fortune 1000, according to an ongoing market analysis by Netcraft. Sun
attributes the success of its server family to its strong security
track record, enterprise-grade management tools and superior uptime.
Sun Wins 2003 Industrial Design Excellence Award
Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform Selected
The Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform has been selected by the
Industrial Designers Society of America as a bronze winner of the 2003
Industrial Design Excellence Award. Sun's product was chosen as a
winner in the computer category, one of the ten different categories
that received more than 1100 total entries.
Update: U.S. Appeals Court Ruling on Sun v. Microsoft
Java-Must-Carry Preliminary Vacated and Remanded
On June 26, 2003, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed U.S.
District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz's December 2002 ruling granting
Sun Microsystems' preliminary injunction request for copyright
infringement in Sun v. Microsoft. The Java-Must-Carry preliminary
injunction was vacated and remanded. Sun's statement expressed
disappointment in the delay that results from the ruling, but expressed
praise at the affirmation of the previous ruling that Microsoft had
broken a 2001 legal settlement between the companies and infringed on
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
August 4-7, San Francisco, CA
The LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will feature speakers from Sun, HP,
IBM, Red Hat, Oracle and others and a State of Open Source Roundtable.
There will also be hands-on labs, discussions of technical and business
issues, the Taste of Linux series and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.
This year offers a new Linux Financial Summit for financial IT
Sun Net Talk: "Web Services-Based Integration: Open Solutions for Future Compatibility"
July 10, 9-10 p.m. PT
Join host John Fowler, VP and CTO, Software Group, Sun, as he covers
the implications of the transformation of integrated solutions due to
Web Services, open standards, Java technology and platform
computing. The talk is titled "Web Services-Based Integration: Open
Solutions for Future Compatibility" and will be held on Thursday, July
10, 2003, 9-10 p.m. PT/12-1 a.m. ET.
USENIX Security Symposium
August 4-8, Washington, D.C.
The USENIX Security Symposium brings together researchers,
practitioners, system administrators, system programmers and others
interested in the latest advances in security of computer systems. The
symposium offers tutorials and technical sessions, including refereed
papers, invited talks, Work-in-Progress reports, panel discussions and
JAOO 2003 Conference
September 22-26, Aarhus, Denmark
The JAOO 2003 conference will be held September 22-26, in Aarhus,
Denmark. The event is designed to be the top European developer
conference in Java technology and object-oriented software
engineering. The conference presents in-depth presentations and
tutorials by researchers, engineers and trend-setters in software
engineering and technology.
OracleWorld 2003 -- San Francisco and Paris
September 7-11, 2002; October 20-23, 2003
OracleWorld 2003 is scheduled for September 7-11, 2003 in San
Francisco, and for Paris during October 20-23, 2003. Attendees at the
world's largest conference and exhibition on Oracle technology will
have the chance to gain insight into the company's strategy and
technology updates and, at the same time, learn how to get the most out
of their current products.
ITU World Telecom
October 12-18, Geneva, Switzerland
ITU World Telecom will be held October 12-18, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The event aims to be a world-class showcase for the latest
technological trends and a forum for a variety of influential, global
speakers. Sun senior executives will be on hand to showcase its Telecom
Services Delivery Framework as well as its new Personal Network