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Oracle
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Industry Leaders Publish Web Services Specification
Oracle and Others Favor Open Development of Imminent Standardization

The Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) has been published to solve problems that arise when multiple Web Services are used in combination to support information sharing and transaction processing. The Framework was jointly published by Arjuna Technologies, Fujitsu Software, IONA Technologies, Oracle and Sun.

Sun and Oracle Begin a Joint Sales Training and Telemarketing Campaign
Collaboration Aims to Lower Collaborative Messaging Costs

Sun and Oracle are engaged in a joint sales training and telemarketing campaign to inform customers of the benefits of running Oracle solutions on Sun servers, specifically the newly released Oracle Collaboration Suite, release 2. Together Sun and Oracle want to reduce costs and give customers an improved collaboration platform.

Performance and Reliability of Sun and Oracle Technology Give Mitsubishi Power Systems the Competitive Edge
A New Remote Monitoring System of Sun Fire Servers and Oracle 8i

Gas turbine manufacturer Mitsubishi Power Systems (MPS) needed to improve its remote monitoring system by making it accessible over the Web. They replaced their Microsoft system with a new one based on a combination of Oracle and Sun technology. The close Sun and Oracle relationship played a major role in MPS's selection of Sun and Oracle technology such as Sun Fire servers and Oracle 8i.

Software
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Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris Operating System
Increased Functionality, Stability, Performance

Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is now available. It includes the Browser, Mail, Composer and ChatZilla. AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) has been replaced with ChatZilla, an Internet Relay Chat Client (IRC) client. With Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS, users can surf the Web, communicate with colleagues, participate in discussion groups and create dynamic Web pages. Mozilla 1.2.1 for the Solaris OS is free; there are no licensing fees.

Solaris 9 8/03 Operating System Update Release
New Features Add Value to Secure, Reliable Solaris OS

Sun has announced the release of the Solaris 9 8/03 Operating System (SPARC and x86 Platform Editions). This new release includes scalability, availability, manageability and security enhancements and integrates fixes, performance improvements and select new technologies such as Gnome 2.0 and IP Multipathing Query Interface.

Sun Software Support Services Repriced
Two Levels of Service to Choose From: Standard and Premium

Sun Software Support services have been repriced to meet market/competitive requirements. Sun Software Support services offers two distinct levels of service: Standard and Premium. Many software products from the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) group have been repriced.

Events
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"The Portlet Specification -- JSR 168" on Java Technology Live Chat
August 12, 11:00 A.M. PDT/6:00 P.M. GMT

Java Specification Request (JSR) 168, the Portlet Specification, will be the topic of an upcoming Java technology live chat on August 12, 2003, 11:00 a.m. PDT/6:00 p.m. GMT. Featured will be Adam Abramski and Alejandro Abdelnur, the specification lead. JSR 168 will define a set of APIs for Portal computing addressing the areas of aggregation, personalization, presentation and security in order to enable interoperability between Portlets and Portals.

Hot Chips: High Performance Chips Market Conference
August 17-19, Stanford, CA

The 15th annual Hot Chips Symposium addresses the latest topics in the high performance chips market. Designers and architects of high performance chips, software and systems will find three days of presentations, tutorials and technical sessions on the most recent developments and leading-edge designs. Session topics include testing and reliability and cryptographic engineering.

Solution Providers Gather at the XChange '03
August 24-27, Orlando, Florida

Sun will be one of the sponsors of the multi-sponsor XChange '03 event. This conference for solution provider executives will present keynotes, lectures, debates and discussions focused on critical channel issues and trends. There will be educational tracks, the Annual Report Card (ARC) awards event and the Solutions Pavilion.

    Servers
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    Promotion: UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboard Upgrades
    For Certain Sun Fire Servers

    Trade in and upgrade existing UltraSPARC III 750 MHz, 900 MHz (Cu) or 1.05 GHz (Cu) Uniboards to receive a trade-in allowance of 35 percent towards the purchase of select new UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboards. This promotion applies to upgrades for the Sun Fire 4800 servers, Sun Fire 6800 servers, Sun Fire 12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers. The expiration date of the promotion is March 30, 2004.

    Last Order Date for Sun Enterprise 10000 Server Systems Extended
    September 30, 2003

    Due to continued demand, the last order date of Sun Enterprise 10000 server systems has been extended to September 30, 2003. The Sun Enterprise 10000 server is being replaced by the high-end Sun Fire 15K servers with the UltraSPARC III processors. Certain key configure-to-order (CTO) options and standalone x-options such as system boards, CPUs and memory, will continue to be available beyond September 2003.

    Lower-priced Base Cabinet Available for Sun Fire 6800 Server
    Optional Earthquake Restraint Kit also Available

    Sun is introducing a lower-priced base cabinet (F6800-1) for the Sun Fire 6800 server. The cabinet also has new warranty terms. Sun is also now offering an optional earthquake restraint kit for the Sun Fire 6800 server. And, the configuration requirement which mandated that all four I/O assembly slots be occupied with either PCI, cPCI or Sun Fire Link assemblies has been reduced.

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