Sun to Deliver Systems with AMD Opteron Processors
Customers can Choose Linux or Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)
When Scott McNealy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sun, spoke at
COMDEX on Monday, November 17, 2003, he announced a strategic alliance
between Sun and AMD in which Sun will deliver new AMD Opteron
processor-based Sun systems, versions of the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux OS and the Java
platform. Sun and AMD will also develop future hardware and software
Sun and CSSC to Establish Sun's Java Desktop System
To Reach the PRC's Goal of a Nationwide Standard Desktop Software System
Sun and China Standard Software Co. (CSSC) have reached an agreement to
establish Sun's Java Desktop System as the foundation for standard
desktop development and deployment in the People's Republic of China
(PRC). Sun will help the CSSC reach its goal of a nationwide standard
desktop software system.
Three Java Card Initiatitves from Sun
Java Card S Program, 2.2.1 and Protection Profile
Sun introduced three initiatives aimed to accelerate the worldwide
adoption of Java Card technology-based smart cards: Java Card S
Program, Java Card 2.2.1 Specification and Development Kit, and the
Java Card Protection Profile.
Sun to Acquire Waveset Technologies
Expanding the Capabilities of the Sun Java Enterprise System
Sun Microsystems has entered into an agreement as part of the company's
intent to acquire the privately-held Waveset Technologies. The move is
designed to expand the capabilities of the Sun Java Enterprise
System by consolidating and automating the management of any entity across and between enterprises.
Sun Demonstrates Grid Technology at Supercomputing 2003
High Performance Technical Computing and a Quick-build Supercomputer
To demonstrate its leadership in high performance technical computing
(HPTC), Sun presented an array of partnerships, technologies and
a new grid computing strategy at the Supercomputing 2003 Conference.
Sun also demonstrated a Top 500-ranked supercomputer with the San Diego
Supercomputing Center (SDSC).
Fast Assembly of Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid Supercomputer Demonstrates Ease of Set Up
Grids Within Reach for Organizations Seeking Low-cost, High Performance Computing
A team of cluster computing experts from the San Diego Supercomputer
Center (SDSC) assembled, installed and demonstrated real applications
on a 128-node Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid supercomputer in two hours
at the Supercomputing 2003 conference, the annual high performance
networking and computing show.
Java Community Process Unanimously Approves Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 Specification
Standard is the First to Support Web Services Interoperability
The Java Community Process has given unanimous approval to the
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.4 and Software
Development Kit (SDK). The new specification and its Compatibility
Test Suite (CTS) will be marketed under new license terms friendly to
non-profit and open source projects.
Sun Ray Appliance, Java Branch Controller for Retail Bank Branches
Promising Combination for Retail Branch Banking Systems
At the heart of the system Sun Microsystems has designed for branch
banking is the Sun Ray appliance and the Sun Java Branch
Controller for Retail Bank Branches. The stateless Sun Ray device
consolidates resources on the server and, with a minimum of client
administration or upgrades, enables access to existing applications and
resources on the network, using any of several platforms -- Solaris
Operating System (Solaris OS), Windows NT or other Java
technology-based solutions, even multimedia.
Sun and BEA Agree to Port Platform
WebLogic Platform to be Ported to the Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)
Sun and BEA Systems have agreed to port BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 to
the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition).
The agreement will allow the two to offer Solaris OS low cost benefits
to the already scalable and performance-geared BEA WebLogic Platform
Sun Fire V60x Servers Featured in Top 500 Supercomputer List
Server Provides Excellent Price/performance
At the recent SuperComputing conference, Sun announced that more than
50 percent of its customer sites highlighted on this year's Top 500
Supercomputers list are powered by the Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid
supercomputers. The Sun Fire 15K server is also featured on the list.
Sun Plans $50 Million R&D Center in Taiwan
Research to Focus on Linux, 3G Mobile Communications Technology
Sun plans to establish a $50 (US) million research and development
(R&D) facility in Taiwan to develop Linux software and Java
technology-based 3G mobile communications technology, according to a
report in the China Post.
Sun Java Enterprise System: A Niche Product?
Not According to Sun VP Jonathan Schwartz: "It's the Future"
Host Peter Galli of Ziff Davis eSeminar opened his hour-long interview
with Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president, Sun Software Group,
and John Loiacono, VP, Operating Platforms Group, Sun, with a shot
across the bow: "Is the Sun Java Enterprise System a niche
product?" According to Schwartz, "This market isn't a niche. It's the
Sun Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing Tailored to Specific Industries
Includes Sun Grid Engine Software, Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid Rack System
Effective grid computing solutions focus on the whole environment,
ensuring optimal utilization of unused computing cycles and giving
special attention to the needs of critical applications that drive an
organization's business or research goals. Sun's new Infrastructure
Solution for Grid Computing combines the services, reference
architectures, Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and/or Linux
compute nodes, storage and software needed to set up a grid computing
environment faster, easier and at a lower cost than is possible with
Network Identity Capability Assessment
Download and Complete the Survey; Improve Your Bottom Line
Providing secure delivery of data, applications and services to the
growing user community requires a robust identity management
infrastructure. The improved ROI, reduced costs, higher levels of
service and enhanced product offerings that result from having such an
infrastructure in place will more than justify the time spent in
completing the free Network Identity Capability Assessment survey
available by download from Sun.
Selections from the Archived Sun Net Talks
Two Ways to View These Talks on Demand
Sun has made a selection of recent Sun Net Talks available as free downloads for viewing on demand.
Free and Open Source S/W
Sun, Plumtree & Documentum Create Web Site for Sharing Portlets
Vendors Can Create Pluggable Portlets
Sun, Plumtree Software, Documentum and BEA Systems have announced the
industry's first open-source Web site for organizations to share
portlets developed according to the new Java Community Process
(JCP) Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 and Web Services for
Remote Portlets (WSRP) OASIS standards.
Sun's Joerg Heilig Discusses StarOffice Software and OpenOffice.org
Q&A Focuses on Technical Development
In a recent interview published on the OpenOffice.org Web site, Joerg
Heilig, Director of Software Engineering at Sun, answered questions
about the technical development of the OpenOffice.org and StarOffice
Open Source Software Institute Releases Project Leopard
Web Services Application Framework
The Open Source Software Institute (OSSI) is releasing the first phase
of Project Leopard, the core component of its eGovernment Web Services
platform based on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python). Through
LAMP, powerful and scalable Web-based programs can be developed and
implemented in an open-source environment.
NetBeans IDE 3.6 Release Adds Improvements
Keeping the IDE Competitive
NetBeans IDE 3.6 release will have improvements in the navigation
within the IDE as well as in its appearance and coding to keep the IDE
Sun Java Desktop Promotion: Save 50 Percent
Trade in Windows or Linux Desktop Systems for Big Savings
Sun is offering its Sun Java Desktop System at a 50
percent discount to customers who trade in their existing Windows or
Linux desktop systems. The Sun solution includes a fully integrated
client environment based on open source and standards, including a GNOME
desktop environment, the StarOffice 7 Office Suite, Mozilla browser,
Evolution mail and calendar, Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition
(J2SE) and Linux.
Sun Java Studio Components
Integrated Developer Tools, SDKs, APIs and More
Part of the Sun Java System for developers is the Sun Java
Studio. For software development made simple, the Sun Java Studio
offers integrated tools, SDKs, APIs, libraries and developer services.
The Sun Java Studio is for rapidly developing applications and Web
Services across multiple platforms and environments.
Transitioning VERITAS Volume Manager 3.1.1 and 3.2
New Version Supports JumpStart and Solaris Live Upgrade
Sun is transitioning VERITAS Volume Manager 3.1.1 and 3.2 and their
associated media kits and licenses from its price list and replacing
both with VERITAS Volume Manager version 3.5. The last order date for
this change is February 13, 2004.
Sun Extends Market Reach for StarOffice 7 Office Suite
Joins With Leading Retailers, e-tailers to Offer Latest StarOffice Version
Sun Microsystems has completed an alliance with major retailers and
e-tailers including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Frys,
Micro Center, Office Max, Office Depot and Staples just in time for
Christmas and to coincide with the release of the StarOffice 7
Office Suite. This puts the StarOffice productivity suite within reach
of millions of consumers worldwide who are seeking to buy an
affordable, comprehensive, compatible office productivity suite.
December 3-4, Antwerp, Belgium
Head to the Metropolis Antwerp Business & Communication Centre on
December 3rd for a big European conference on Java technology --
JavaPolis. The event offers 30 sessions over two days, covering topics
such as Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME), Web Services,
Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and XML.
XML Conference & Exposition 2003
December 7-12, Philadelphia, PA
XML Conference & Exposition 2003 will focus on best practices of using
XML with the theme "Now We're Cooking." Sessions will cover XML
processing in .NET and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition
(J2EE), OASIS, UML, Oracle XML DB and more.
Project JXTA Tutorial
January 8, Las Vegas, NV
The IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference will offer a
tutorial on Project JXTA on January 8, 2004, geared toward developers
just starting out with JXTA technology and for those who are already
using JXTA for development.