Sun Previews Project Mad Hatter
Open, Integrated, Secure Alternative Desktop
Sun's Project Mad Hatter is designed as a secure, low-cost alternative
for the Linux and Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Details of the integrated, open-source desktop environment such as a full suite of desktop applications were
displayed as Sun previewed Project Mad Hatter at the
Sun and AMD Collaborate on Java Technology Support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron Processor
Support on Linux and Windows Platforms
Sun is providing Java technology support for the 64-bit AMD Opteron
processor through a new collaboration with AMD. Sun hopes that
supporting 64-bit Linux and Windows platforms on the Opteron processor
will allow companies to migrate their Java technology applications from
a 32-bit to a 64-bit computing platform with little or no code
Sun Intends to Acquire CenterRun to Help with its N1 Offerings
Solution Should Automate at the Application Layer
Sun has announced its intent to acquire the application provisioning
software developer CenterRun to help fill out its N1 computing
initiative. With the new acquisition, Sun would be able to automate at
the application layer. The $66 million deal is expected to close in
Sun and SuSE Linux Team Up for Global Alliance
Partnership Includes Java Virtual Machine and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Distribution
Sun and SuSE Linux have engaged in an alliance designed to push the
reach of Java technology. The agreement will make SuSE a Java 2
Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) source licensee, as well as a
distributor of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Sun Fire V480 Server Offering with 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu Processor
Better Price-Performance Alternative to HP and Dell Systems
The Sun Fire V480 server now features 1.05 GHz UltraSPARC III Cu
processors and is able to provide customers with more processing power,
offering a 22 percent performance increase and a 26 percent
price-performance increase. In recent industry-standard benchmark
tests, the newly equipped server proved to be the best price-performance
four-way system on the market.
Sun and BEA Work Together on BEA Weblogic Enterprise Platform 8.1
Integratable, Reliable, Scalable and Secure
The new version of the BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platform 8.1 is now
available to customers on Sun's network computing infrastructure. Sun
and BEA have joined together to create a solution that can be
integratable, reliable, scalable and secure. The pair hopes customers
can use the solution to increase profitability, protect their
investment and quickly respond to changing business conditions.
Sun Demonstrates its Open Source Commitment By Joining OSDL
Linux Advocacy Organization Benefits from Sun's Experience
To help push forward the development of open standard software,
including Linux, Sun has joined with the Open Source Development Lab
(OSDL) to lend its expertise in the data center and carrier-grade
markets. Sun will take part in the Carrier Grade Linux and Data Center
Linux working groups.
Price Reduction on the Sun Fire V65x Server
Servers Meet Mid-market and HPTC Needs
The Sun Fire V65x server is now available for a lower price. The
Sun Fire V60x server will receive an Intel Xeon processor upgrade
to 3.06 GHz. Successful implementations of these entry-level, x86-based
servers include the University of Queensland for their molecular-scale
computations and the University of Namur in Belgium for High
Performance Technical Computing (HPTC) applications.
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.
"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.