"Vertical and Horizontal Computing Architectures -- Trends and Attributes"
Sun Document Examines the Two Computing Architectures
A document released by Sun takes issue with the recent media reports
that medium to large servers are rapidly being replaced by racks and
clusters of smaller servers. Sun's "Vertical and Horizontal Computing
Architectures -- Trends and Attributes" document is aimed at giving readers
information on the appropriate times to select a horizontal computing
architecture and a vertical computing architecture.
BlueStar Solutions Finds Success for Chemicals Company
SAP Outsourcing on Sun Platform
IT outsourcing services provider BlueStar Solutions maintains a number
of industry certifications, including SunTone certification for high
availability, in order to demonstrate its service capabilities to
customers. Aware of the value of SunTone certification, BlueStar
Solutions recently began a recertification audit to retain the SunTone
Certified seal for its fully hosted SAP service.
Choosing a Multitier Computing Environment
Sun Highlights Solution Variety, Complexity
Sun believes that offering customers choice and flexibility is the most
realistic way to deal with today's consumer needs. A recent Sun Web
site article discusses the depth of choice the company tries to present
consumers. Specifically looking at the decisions involved with
multitier computing environments.
Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB)
Now Included in the Java Web Services Developer Pack
Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) software is now included
in the Java Web Services Developer Pack (Java WSDP). The JAXB
software is a new Java technology that allows the user to generate
Java classes from XML schemas. An article on the Sun Web site provides
further details on the new software.
Java Technology Aids in Robotic Development
Java Speech API and the Java Media Framework
As robotics becomes an increasingly important field, a technology
infrastructure is needed that is both robust and compatible with future needs.
Java technology offers strong, device-neutral, platform-neutral
systems that can answer many of these needs. Both the Java Speech
API and the Java Media Framework are powerful tools with
significant potential for the robotics market.
Java Advanced Imaging API
Develop Image Processing Applications and Applets in Java Programming Language
The Java Advanced Imaging application programming interface (API)
allows developers to take advantage of high-performance,
network-enabled, scalable, platform-independent image processing by
placing it in Java technology-based applications and applets. Java
Advanced Imaging 1.1.2-FCS (First Customer Shipping) and Java Advanced
Imaging Image I/O Tools 1.0-FCS are currently available to customers.
Using MMAPI to Take Pictures
Building a Simple Camera Application
The Mobile Media API (MMAPI) allows MIDlets to play and record audio
and video data. Depending on how the device is implemented, the
specific capabilities can vary. The Java technology Web site
article, "Taking Pictures with MMAPI," by Jonathan Knudsen, explains
how a simple camera application can be built using MMAPI.
Overview of Jini Technology Starter Kit v2.0
New Components in Programming Model and Infrastructure
Jini Technology Starter Kit v2.0 contains new components to the
programming model and infrastructure categories of the architecture.
There is an overview to the starter kit available that discusses these
new components and how they fit together and fit within the existing
Jini technology infrastructure.
Collaborate Across the Globe with SunForum Software
Audio and Video Conferencing; Share 3-D Applications
One of Sun's collaboration tools is SunForum software. This
real-time conferencing software uses industry-standard protocols. It can be used
for audio and video conferencing and whiteboard sessions, to share
applications and transfer files and multimedia information seamlessly
among Sun systems, PCs and other computers running standards-based
video-conferencing software. There is also a version available for
collaborating and sharing of three-dimensional applications.
Supercomputing Conference 2003
November 15-21, Phoenix, Arizona
Supercomputing Conference 2003 (SC2003) will be held from November
15-21, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference, which has been running for
15 years, aims to highlight the most innovative developments taking
place in the high-performance computing and networking sector.
Scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system
administrators and managers all come together to discuss new ideas and
Sun Tech Days 2003-2004
Save the Date for this Important Conference
This year's cycle of Sun Tech Days is about to begin. Every developer
will want to attend a session in order to enhance skill levels and
absorb information about the latest technology being featured in Sun
solutions. The first event is in Seattle during September.
Sun Net Talk: "Best Practices in Security Architecture: Lessons from the US Department of Defense"
Thursday, August 14, 9-10 a.m. PT/12-1 p.m. ET
Sun's vice president of Corporate Software Services, Bill Vass, will
discuss the lessons he learned during his years as a CTO and CIO for
the Department of Defense (DoD) in a Sun Net Talk on August 14. The
online presentation, titled, "Best Practices in Security Architecture:
Lessons from the U.S. Department of Defense," will be held from 9-10
Sun Rack 900 Rack Kit and 0.8 Meter FC Cable for Sun StorEdge 6120 Arrays
Factory or Field Installation
With the new Sun Rack 900 rack kit, a maximum of ten 3RU trays of
Sun StorEdge 6120 arrays can now be installed in the Sun Rack 900.
The installation can be a factory or field installation. 0.8 meter LC
to LC fibre channel cables are also being introduced with the rack
Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager Software Version 3.0
Multipathing, Availability and Data Continuance Applications
Get load balancing and server-based dynamic path failover with the Sun
StorEdge Traffic Manager software. A download is now available for
the AIX, HP-UX, HP-UNIX, Windows 2000 and Windows NT 4.0 platforms in
English, French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The software improves
the reliability and availability of business and mission-critical
applications by enabling multiple data paths to Sun storage systems and
multi-platform operating environments.
Transition: DLT8000 Drive for Sun StorEdge L180 and L700 Tape Libraries
Sun StorEdge L7 Tape Autoloader Transitioned
The DLT8000 drive for the Sun StorEdge L180 and L700 tape libraries
is being transitioned off the Sun price list. The last order date is
October 17, 2003. The last ship date is January 16, 2004. Sun is also
transitioning the Sun StorEdge L7 tape autoloader, Sun StorEdge L7
VERITAS NetBackup and Solstice Backup software bundles, and Sun
StorEdge L7 Barcode Reader Option. The last order date is October 17,
CoolStuff Program -- Test Emerging Technoloiges
New Federated Web Site Enlists Developer Help in R & D
The Sun Developer Network solicits the input of developers by providing
them with its CoolStuff program, a java.net Federated site, which gives
users access to new technologies not yet released commercially.
Interactions with Sun engineers give developers an opportunity to lend
their suggestions to the R & D process. There are plans to add mailing
lists and forums to the Web site as well.
Dead Code and Dead Variable Elimination
Enhancements in the Link-editor in Solaris 9 Operating System 12/02
The link-editor in the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS)
12/02 release, contains enhancements that allow it to perform dead code
elimination by excluding program data sections which don't contribute
to the object being built. These enhancements are included in the
linker patches, making them available to earlier releases of the
Solaris OS. Andrew Walton provides a how-to for performing dead code
and dead variable elimination when creating executables and shared