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Utility Computing Just Starting to Evolve, Sun IT Exec Says
In Five Years, Utility Computing Will Be the Standard Way to Buy IT

Craig Stedman interviewed Sun VP of IT operations Jay Littlepage for ComputerWorld to learn his view of exactly where utility computing is in terms of its development across the industry.

eBay Migrates to Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
OnLine Marketplace Solves Scalability, Maintainability Issues

When it became clear to eBay management that its legacy two-tier architecture would not serve their vision of the company's future, they evaluated two architectural platforms: Microsoft's .NET initiative and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and chose Java technology.

Sun Technology Facilitates NHL's Draft Pick ProcessSun Technology Facilitates NHL's Draft Pick Process
"Blades On and Off the Ice"

When it became clear to eBay management that its legacy two-tier architecture would not serve their vision of the company's future, they evaluated two architectural platforms: Microsoft's .NET initiative and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and chose Java technology.

Java Technology
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Performance White Paper on the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2
Two New Garbage Collectors, SSE and SSE2 Instruction Sets, Core Libraries Optimized

New performance and scalability features of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2 include new throughput and concurrent low-pause garbage collectors, Linux NPTL thread library support and SSE/SSE2 register support for floating point operations. J2SE platform core libraries were measured and optimized to decrease the start-up time of applications.

Strategy Analytics Report Focuses on the Top Wireless Enterprise Companies
Sun and Microsoft Highlighted

A recent Strategy Analytics report, "IT Big Guns Take Aim: Microsoft & Sun Target the Wireless Enterprise," comes to the conclusion that the proliferation of cellular packet data networks into developed markets and the rising popularity of the wireless LAN have created a catalyst that will start a wireless enterprise applications boom.

Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 1.4.2 Core Library Enhancements
Networking, New I/O, I/O, Internationalization and Java API for XML Processing

Many enhancements have been made to the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 1.4.2, including user interfaces, the virtual machine and tools. This article focuses on the enhancements to the core libraries: Networking, new I/O, I/O, internationalization and Java API for XML Processing (JAXP).

Software
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Announcing the Solaris 8 HW 5/03 Operating System
Adds Support for Sun Fire B100s Blade Server, the Sun Fire V210 Server and Sun Fire V240 Server

Sun has introduced the Solaris 8 HW 5/03 Operating System (Solaris OS) for the Sun Fire B100s blade server, the Sun Fire V210 server and Sun Fire V240 server, as well as the future UltraSPARC IIIi based workstation. This platform specific release builds on the Solaris 8 2/02 OS by adding support to the above systems.

Sun OpenGL API for Solaris Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition)
3D Graphics Application Programming Interface

Sun OpenGL API for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) software is a 3D graphics application programming interface (API) that makes use of the OpenGL industry-standard specification for developing interactive 3D graphics applications on the Solaris OS platform. A complete set of graphics functions for defining, rendering and animating 3D models is provided for graphics software developers.

Events
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ECOOP 2003
July 21-25, Darmstadt, Germany

The ECOOP (European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming) 2003 Conference will be held from July 21 to July 25, 2003, in Darmstadt, Germany. It is hosted by the Software Technology Group, Department of Computer Science, Darmstadt University of Technology and geared toward researchers, practitioners, educators and students interested in object technology.

    EnterpriseVision
    July 28-30, Pasadena, California

    EnterpriseVision will be held July 28-30, in Pasadena, California. The event is designed to teach IT solution providers and technology vendors the latest technologies and trends impacting the midsize to large enterprise market. EnterpriseVision offers a range of meeting types and appointments to attendees and is an invitation-only event.

    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge Availability Suite Software
    Special Storage Section

    Sun has created a range of Sun StorEdge software suites, designed to offer customers availability, utilization, performance and storage resource management. This article focuses on the features, benefits and details of one of these solutions: the Sun StorEdge Availability Suite software. The software offers a range of availability and recovery options for the enterprise level.

    Developer
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    libumem: The User Space Slab Allocator
    Finding and Fixing Memory Management Bugs

    The Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS), Update 3, contains a user space slab allocator, libumem, which has a debugging infrastructure. It can be used to find and fix memory management bugs efficiently within existing code. Robert Benson introduces the libumem library, the advantages of using the slab allocator for application memory management, the debugging infrastructure and some examples using the libumem library and the Solaris OS Modular Debugger (MDB) to illustrate the ease of finding memory management bugs.

    GNU gcc 3.3 Compiler Suite Released
    Now Available on sunfreeware.com

    The GNU gcc 3.3 compiler suite is now released and available on the sunfreeware.com Web site. Pre-compiled versions for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) 2.6, 7, 8 and 9 and for Solaris OS (x86 Platform Edition) 8 and 9 can be found on sunfreeware.com.

    Sun Alerts: Sun Ray Software, Sun GigaSwift Ethernet 1.0 UTP Adapters
    syslogd(1M), Buffer Overflow Vulnerability and More

    Recent Sun Alerts cover: Sun Ray appliance smart cards, syslogd(1M) and other recent notices on the SunSolve Web page such as ID number 53584 which states that the Solaris 8 Operating System (Solaris OS) may panic or hang due to a deadlock condition.

    OASIS Approves XACML Standard
    The Latest Standard in Encoded Data Exchange

    XACML (eXtensible Access Control Markup Language), the latest standard in encoded data exchange, has been ratified by the standards consortium known as OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards). XACML allows for the expression and enforcement of access control policies across a variety of environments in a simple and flexible way, through a single language.

    Sysadmin
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    How Request Tracker Keeps Track of Helpdesk Ticket Progress
    Installation Requirements

    Request Tracker (RT) is a helpdesk/ticketing system that helps prevent lost requests. RT is free; each version of RT is released under the GNU GPL. Amy Rich has written up a how-to about RT, covering installation, configuring the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) and other details.

    Solaris 9 Operating System 4/03 Release Notes
    Installation Issues and Bugs

    The release notes for the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) 4/03 cover many topics such as installation issues. Chapter 1 includes details on partitioning, Solaris JumpStart software and the suninstall program.

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