This section recaps the top articles of the past month, grouped by
topic, to provide a quick glance at the most important recent news from
Sun. The article numbers are hot links to the Web version of the
article, giving you a one-stop resource to the news.
Top News Stories
Sun and AMD  will offer Sun systems with the AMD Opteron
processor and the 64-bit SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris OS)
available on the Opteron. Benchmark test results for AMD processors are
also available .
The Sun and China Standard Software Co. (CSSC) deal to establish the
Sun JavaTM Desktop System as the foundation for standard desktop
development in the People's Republic of China will start by installing
500,000 to one million seats per year, with plans to install at least
200 million copies .
To expand the capabilities of the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System, Sun
acquired Waveset Technologies to use with Sun's identity management
Sun's low-cost strategy is paying off, according to the latest IDC
Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker report , which revealed Sun's
double-digit growth in unit shipments in the volume server segment.
Also in the News in November, Sun expanded its HP Away program to
help customers in Europe move to the Solaris OS .
Grid Computing News
Sun introduced the Grid Everywhere Initiative : Sun's Grid
Everywhere technologies make data, compute and visualization resources
available to HPTC applications, wherever and whenever they're needed.
To demonstrate how easy it is to assemble a Compute Grid supercomputer,
Sun assembled one on stage at the Supercomputing 2003 conference; see  and .
Sun designed the Infrastructure Solution for Grid Computing to simplify
creating a grid and tailoring it for specific needs .
Jonathan Schwartz of Sun talks about how the Sun JavaTM Enterprise System
overcomes issues companies deal with such as having to integrate,
and pay for, new software . Factory installations now available
for the Sun Java Enterprise System .
Sun is expanding the existing Liberty Alliance functionality of the Sun
Java Enterprise System through its Sun JavaTM System Identity Server
(formerly SunTM ONE Identity Server) to include support for Liberty's
recently approved Phase 2 specifications .
An analyst review of Sun Java Desktop System asserts Sun will pose
a challenge to Microsoft's marketshare .
In other software news:
SunTM Management Center Change Manager 1.0.1 enables upgrades or changes
to servers such as reconfiguring to meet changing service demands .
Retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples and others will carry
StarOfficeTM software .
Version 1.4 of the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EETM) was
approved by the Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM) .
Three Java CardTM Technology initiatives  were introduced:
- The flexible Java Card S Program
- Enhancements to the 2.2.1 specification (see also )
- Certification for the Java Card Protection Profile
Java Card interoperability was demonstrated at the recent Plugtest
The Sun Java Enterprise System can benefit schools who need a low-cost,
easy-to-deploy software solution . Learn more about how schools
can get the Sun Java Enterprise System for $50 per
faculty/administrator per year .
To help campuses manage intellectual property on the network, Sun
joined with Cornell, Stanford and WGBH to work on digital
asset management .
The first Sun Center of Excellence in Pervasive Computing in Hong Kong
was established at the City University of Hong Kong .
See what the EduConnection Program can offer you: Online exchanges with
experts, special offers and more .
Sun and Texas Instruments (TI) recently marked 15 years of working
together. For a look at the benefits of their research, see .
Sun and TI continue to make progress with a collaboration on end-to-end
wireless solutions for 2.5G and 3G networks .
Sun solutions have achieved a world
record with Oracle Application Server 10g running on a heterogeneous
Sun configuration in the SPECjAppServer 2002 benchmark .
A Sun and i2 benchmark showed improved forecast accuracy and optimized
inventory for real-world supply chain scenarios .
Sun and WGBH opened a proof-of-concept facility, the iForceSM
Solution Center for Digital Asset Management .
The U.S. Army Accessions Command turned to Sun for a portal solution to
manage 18 million records per year of recruits .
Vignette will integrate the Sun JavaTM System Directory Server with
the Vignette V7 content management suites and support components of the
Sun Java Enterprise System .
Sun and BEA will port BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 to the SolarisTM
Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) .
A recent storage benchmark demonstrated the Sun StorEdgeTM 2510 FC
system's advantages over an IBM storage product .
Check out the new features in Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup software
Sun introduced two storage softwares: Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 Series
HiCommand Tuning Manager Software Version 3.0, designed for
organizations that have a large storage infrastructure, and Sun
StorEdgeTM 9900 Dynamic Link Manager Software for Solaris Version 5.1,
designed for use with the Sun StorEdgeTM 9900 storage array systems and
for organizations running mission-critical applications .
There are now 146 GB 10K RPM HDDs for Sun StorEdgeTM 9960 and 9910
November covered the Telco (Volume 69.3) and Life Sciences (Volume
69.4) sectors. Highlights included a SaskTel and Kasenna
video-on-demand solution  and an end-to-end content delivery
solution for Bell Mobility . Sun grid technologies are being
used by Oxford GlycoSciences, Caprion Pharmaceuticals and Plexxikon
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