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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) environments.

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 Sun's copyrights.

    Sun and Oracle Strengthen 20-year Partnership
    Joint Marketing Efforts Address 5-million Member Developer Community

    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.

    Oracle and Sun Push Low-cost Computing Boundaries
    Oracle Solutions to Run on Sun's IT Infrastructure, Including N1

    Oracle and Sun have worked together for 20 years to bring quality, performance, innovation and features to the enterprise data center. They are now reaffirming their commitment to open, standards-based computing with all the performance, features and value that the enterprise needs. Sun and Oracle will bring low-cost computing to collaboration through providing Oracle solutions on Sun's IT infrastructure, including N1.

    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 executives.

    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 Birds-of-a-Feather sessions.

    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 solutions.

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