Sun's David Yen Examines the Future of Moore's Law
Machines and Networks May Soon Work Smarter, Not Harder
A recent news.com article by Sun's David Yen examines how the debate over
Moore's Law may be a search in the wrong direction. Instead of pushing
the physical speed and performance limits of microprocessors, Yen sees
a future where machines and networks divide the work more
intelligently, and thus produce better results.
SX200 Thin Client OEM Board
The SX200 thin client OEM board offers a number of features for OEMs to
use. It is a secure "stateless" board with no local data. It provides
access to applications running on multiple platforms, including the
Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Java technology, and
Microsoft NT 4.0 or 2000 (via interoperability software), and
UltraSPARC s400 Uniboards on Sun Fire Servers
Twice the Compute Throughput
UltraSPARC s400 Uniboards for Sun's midrange and high-end servers
offer up to twice the compute throughput of UltraSPARC III processors
(depending on workload) while occupying the same footprint.
EOL: Sun 18-inch LCD Monitor
Last Order Date May 14
With new LCD technologies now available, Sun is discontinuing its
18-inch LCD monitor. The last order date is May 14, 2004, and the last
ship date is August 13, 2004.
TeamQuest Seminar, "Information Technology Trends"
March 24, San Francisco, CA
A free TeamQuest seminar examining "Information Technology Trends" will
be held on March 24, in San Francisco, CA. Individuals from Sun
Microsystems, Thomas Weisel Partners LLC and TeamQuest will speak on
several key issues involving current and future trends in IT. A Q&A
session and technical demonstrations will also be featured.
Third Annual PKI R&D Workshop
April 12-14, Gaithersburg, MD
Coming this April, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) will host its third
annual R&D workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST), in Gaithersburg, MD. The workshop explores all aspects of
public key-enabled security services and future technological
advancements within the industry.
Oracle Users Conference: IOUG Live! 2004
April 18-22, Toronto, Canada
The International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) is an education conference
for Oracle users. There will be over 200 sessions
to choose from, with a special group on Oracle 10g. Topics include DBA,
Development, Infrastructure, Data Warehousing and more.
Announcing Sun Fire E20K & Sun Fire E25K High-End Data Center Servers
First Servers to Employ the UltraSPARC IV Processor
Sun launched the Sun Fire E20K and Sun Fire
E25K data center servers, the first high-end systems from Sun to be
based on UltraSPARC IV processors with the Chip Multithreading (CMT)
technology that enables Sun's Throughput Computing strategy. This
advance in technology gives users twice the compute power within the
same footprint as servers using the UltraSPARC III processor.
New Fault Management Technology from Sun Microsystems
Extends Service Uptime, Reduces TCO, Enhances System Manageability
Sun's new fault management technology, designed in conjunction with its
server hardware, minimizes system failures stemming from hardware or
software faults by employing diagnosis, fault isolation and
self-healing, thereby ensuring users of higher availability levels. The
three features of this technology are auto diagnosis and recovery,
persistent CPU offlining and memory page retirement. Others will be
added in the future.
SunPlex Environment Now Available for Sun Fire Enterprise Line
Delivers Higher Service Levels, Reduces Cost and Risk
The SunPlex system, a Service Level Management platform that
facilitates delivery of higher service levels at lower cost and reduced
risk, now supports the following Sun Fire enterprise line of servers
with Sun Java System Cluster 3.0 and 3.1 software: Sun Fire
E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers.
Hot Swappable PCI+ I/O Assembly Available for Sun Fire High-end Servers
Unit Enhances Performance by up to 60 Percent and Lowers TCO
Sun now offers a new hot swappable PCI+ (hsPCI+) I/O
assembly for Sun Fire high-end data center servers. This
high bandwidth I/O assembly provides up to 60 percent performance
improvement over the existing hsPCI I/O assembly and is compatible with
all 66 MHz PCI cards currently qualified on Sun Fire E20K, E25K,
12K and 15K servers.
Lower Price for the Sun Fire Link Interconnect
Enables Clustered Applications to Run Faster
The Sun Fire Link for Sun Fire 6800 servers and Sun Fire
12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers will be repriced at a lower cost.
UltraSPARC III 1.2 GHz Cu Uniboards at 35 Percent Discount
Available for Upgrades to Certain Sun Fire Servers
Sun currently offers a promotional trade-in allowance of
up to 35 percent for upgrades of the UltraSPARC III Uniboard toward
the purchase of the new UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboard for the Sun
Fire 3800, 4800, 6800, 12K and 15K servers.
Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Storage System and Sun Fire Server Promotion
Save 30 Percent
Sun is running a promotion through September 30, 2004, on the Sun
StorEdge 6000 family storage system, which it offers at a 30
percent discount when ordered with any 12-way or larger server from
among either the Netra 1280 server or any one of the following Sun
Fire servers: the E2900, E4900, E6900, E7900, E20K, E25K, V12809,
4800, 6800 12K or 15K. For more information, see article .