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Oracle
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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.

Partners
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i2 Transport Management Solution Now Runs on Solaris Operating System
Testing Shows More than 1.4 Million Transactions in 24 Hours

The Transportation and Distribution Management (TDM) solutions from i2 (which includes transportation planning and transportation optimizer) are now available for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

MSC.Software to Integrate and Support Sun ONE Grid Engine Software
Reduces the Time and Costs Associated with Product Development

MSC.Software, a global provider of virtual product development (VPD) products, plans to integrate the Sun ONE Grid Engine software into its own enterprise systems and high-performance computing product portfolio. The company intends to market, implement and support Sun's grid computing platform and services.

Alphawest Delivers EDMS and VERS Compliance to Victorian Department of Justice
Sun Supplies Sun Fire 280R Servers and Sun Fire V880 Servers

As part of an overall Knowledge Management System, the information management solutions provider Alphawest has been selected by the Victorian Department of Justice (of Australia) in order to deliver its Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). The solution will allow for the creation, capture and management of corporate knowledge, and will help with the department's accountability needs.

RedPoint Extends its NetVoyant Product Family
Support Provided for Linux, Windows, and Solaris Operating System

The developer and supplier of Web-based network performance management and reporting software, RedPoint, is including support of all three versions of its NetVoyant product family solutions for Linux, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Windows NT/2000/XP OS. The product family is made up of the entry-level NetVoyant Lite, mid-tier NetVoyant Professional and the high-end NetVoyant Enterprise.

Features
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Grid Computing Speeds the Work of Genetics Researchers
Sun ONE Grid Engine Software Cuts Turnaround Time

James Watson reported on VNUNet.com that grid computing has become a tool in the compute-intensive world of genetics research. Oxford GlycoSciences (OGS), a biopharmaceutical company in the UK, now employs grid computing to perform rapid analyses of protein samples using complex algorithms.

Using the N1 Provisioning Server to Manage the Data Center
Brian Korn Explains the N1 Vision

Sun's N1 marketing strategist Brian Korn explained the workings of the N1 Provisioning Server in a recent interview on the Sun Web site. Users will quickly discover that deploying an N1 environment allows them to focus on delivering business services rather than managing individual components.

Priceline.com Customer Success Story
Sun and Quest Solutions Improve Throughput, Availability

When Priceline.com introduced its Name Your Own Price services program in April 1998, the company created the need for an information system with entirely new levels of performance. Sun Microsystems and Quest provided the solutions that now enable Priceline.com to meet its scalability and availability goals.

Events
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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.

Workstation
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Assemble-to-order Options for Sun Blade 150 Workstations Repriced
Custom Configurations without the Premium Price

Customers who need a customized system configuration can take advantage of Sun's repricing of the Sun Blade 150 workstation XATO (External Assemble to Order) program options. The repricing is to remove the current price premium to order customized systems.

Sun Blade 150 Workstation Details
64-bit CPU, Large Memory Capacity, High Performance Graphics

The entry-level Sun Blade 150 workstation is designed to offer a 64-bit UNIX workstation for the price of a 32-bit PC brand. It includes workstation-class features such as a powerful CPU, large memory capacity, high-performance graphics that support multiple displays and highly integrated I/O connections.

Entry Level Servers
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Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade
Full Duplex 2 Gigabit Ethernet Bandwidth

The Sun Fire B10n Content Load Balancing Blade is the first specialty blade optimized for the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Platform. It provides essential traffic and content management functionalities. It is designed, tuned and tested as a seamless function running on the Blade Platform for increased availability while lowering costs and reducing complexity. New features include full duplex 2 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth and server load balancing based on server loads.

Affiliated Computer Services Finds Success Through Sun
Sun Products and Services Raise Revenues, Simplify Network

Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, recently needed to expand its midrange solution offerings. Turning to Sun, the company was equipped with Sun Fire servers for a complete products and services solution. Additionally, the company used Sun Services to better verify the soundness of its data center policies.

Publications
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"Linux Security Cookbook"
Recipes for System Security

Most system administrators have a reasonable grounding in security, so it would be a waste of their time to pick up a book that started from square one in discussing the subject. One of the chief virtues of the "Linux Security Cookbook" by Daniel J. Barrett, Richard Silverman and Robert G. Byrnes is that it puts instantly usable recipes into the hands of its readers who are searching for tools to use against the potential exploiters of their systems.

"The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse"
For the Beginner and the Accomplished Developer

Sherry Shavor, Jim D'Anjou, Scott Fairbrother, Dan Kehn, John Kellerman and Pat McCarthy have capitalized on their vast joint experience as members of the IBM Eclipse Jumpstart team to collaborate on writing "The Java Developer's Guide to Eclipse."

"Java Development on PDAs: Building Applications for Pocket PC and Palm Devices"
Using Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition with Resource-constrained Devices

Daryl Wilding-McBride, a veteran developer in C and C++, has written a useful, comprehensive tutorial and reference entitled "Java Development on PDAs: Building Applications for Pocket PC and Palm Devices." The book focuses on the use of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) and PersonalJava technology as the preferred tools in developing for resource-constrained devices.

"J2EE Platform Web Services"
From Sun Microsystems Press

Ray Lai, a senior architect at Sun Microsystems and a specialist in financial services and Web Services solutions, has made his expertise available to readers in his book "J2EE Platform Web Services." The publisher, Sun Microsystems Press, calls the book "...a strategic roadmap for building next generation Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web Services solutions architecture."

Java Technology
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The Java Card Forum
Promoting the Java Card API Specification as the Industry Standard

The Java Card Forum is aimed at promoting the Java programming language as the preferred programming language for multiple-application smart cards. The forum's activities are intended to promote the Java Card API specification as the industry standard, to better meet the needs of the smart card manufacturers and their customers.

"Using AES with Java Technology"
Java Technology Article Examines the Advanced Encryption Standard

A recent article by Rags Srinivas, "Using AES with Java Technology," examines the history and use of the federal standard for private-key or symmetric cryptography. Particularly, the article examines how the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) has been incorporated into several Java technology offerings; the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) was integrated into the Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition v1.4.0.

NHL Wireless Hockey Game Coming to Java Technology Powered Phones
Game Market and Demand for High-end, Color Mobile Phones Increasing

Tira Wireless, a full service publisher of wireless Java platform-based applications for mobile phones, and the National Hockey League (NHL) have teamed up to deliver NHL PowerShot Hockey, the first North American major sports league branded wireless application for Java technology-enabled mobile phones.

New Product Marketplace
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Verisity's Specman Elite Version 4.2 for Better Verification Productivity
Generation and Coverage Performance Improvements with Support for 64-bit Simulators and SystemC

A supplier of essential technology and methodology for functional verification, Verisity has released Specman Elite version 4.2 testbench automation solution. Verisity aims the solution at increasing the performance of all Specman Elite features as well as enhancing support for environments incorporating 64-bit and SystemC simulators.

XOsoft Releases New Data Rewinder and WANSync 3.5
Solutions for Data Corruption Recovery and Replication of Application and Database Servers

XOsoft, a Business Continuity software solutions provider, has shipped its new Data Rewinder software solution that allows for instantaneous data recovery. The company has also released WANSync 3.5. Both products are designed to provide complete protection against disaster, including common data corruptions through Rewind and global replication technologies.

ActivCard Unveils Smart Card Security Middleware for All Major Operating Systems
Compatible with Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris Operating System

ActivCard, a provider of IDentity Management (IDM) software, has debuted three new versions of its smart card-based authentication and digital signature solution: ActivCard Gold for Linux, ActivCard Gold for Mac OS X and ActivCard Gold for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The solutions offer secure smart card technology for secure login, secure remote access, secure Web, secure email signing and encryption.

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