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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 future."

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 competitive solutions.

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.

Java Technology
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Sun Plans to Introduce Java Mobility Advantage Program to Asia Pacific
Program Will Foster Growth of Developer Community, Use of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

Sun's plans to introduce the Java Mobility Advantage Program to the Asia Pacific region. The program is designed to increase Java technology mobile content and foster the growth of the developer community in Asia Pacific.

"Generating and Verifying Signatures" with JDK Security API
An Excerpt from the Java Tutorial

The Java technology Tutorial includes a section entitled "Generating and Verifying Signatures," which provides step-by-step guidance for generating a digital signature for data and for verifying that a signature is authentic. Developers who wish to incorporate security functionality into their programs, including cryptography services, will find this lesson useful.

Java Masters 2004 Competition Announced
University Students, Business Startups Invited to Enter

Java Masters 2004 competition invites university students from around the world to develop innovative Java technology applications for entertainment and business using professional developer tools made available by Sun and Siemens in creating new functionalities for the Siemens M55, MC60 and SX1 mobile phones. Start-up companies are invited as well to submit entries to the Business Award (BIZ) competition.

Designing Wireless Clients for Enterprise Applications with Java Technology
Selected White Papers

Several recent white papers are available on the Sun Web site that provide guidelines for designing wireless clients for enterprise applications using the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) and the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE). The guidelines in these papers are illustrated by the Java Smart Ticket sample application.

Free and Open Source S/W
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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 software code.

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 competitive.

Software
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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.

Hardware
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Sun Pushes Ahead with its Throughput Computing Strategy
UltraSPARC Processors with Chip Multithreading

Sun is pushing forward its throughput computing strategy to cut the cost and complexity of network computing throughout the industry. To accomplish this, Sun is introducing new UltraSPARC processors designed to maximize throughput. These new chip multithreading (CMT) processors are capable of executing tens of threads simultaneously and should offer tremendous increases in data processing.

AMD Presents Benchmark Results for Its Processors
Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX and Opteron Results Presented

AMD presents information about the capabilities of its Athlon 64 and Athlon 64 FX processors, along with benchmark results for the Opteron processor, which enables simultaneous 31- and 64-bit operations.

Events
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JavaPolis
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.

Storage
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Installing and Configuring Storage Area Networks Training Course
For Storage Integrators, Architects and Administrators

The Installing and Configuring Storage Area Networks course is designed to offer students hands-on experience with the implementation of storage area networks (SANs) using the Sun StorEdge Open SAN Architecture. Students will install a variety of switches and configure a variety of fabric topologies.

Factory Configurable JNI 2 Gb PCI FC HBA's with Sun StorEdge SFS
Uses Sun Firmware and Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation and Sun StorEdge Traffic Manager Software

Factory configurable JNI 2 Gb PCI Single and Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBA) are now available from Sun with the Sun StorEdge SAN Foundation Software (SFS) driver stack. In order to meet the requirements of the End-to-End 2 Gb SAN Infrastructure offered by Sun, these adapters are equipped with a 2 Gb fibre channel.

Sun's New Universal Rackmount Conversion Kit
For Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 Tape Libraries

A new Universal Rackmount Conversion Kit is available for the Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 Tape Libraries. With the new kit, the tape libraries can be rackmounted in the Sun Rack 900 hardware and other 19-inch industry standard racks and Sun StorEdge system 72-inch expansion cabinet.

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