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Sun Reports Third Quarter Loss
Results Include Restructuring Charges

Sun has reported its fiscal 2004 third quarter results, showing revenues of $2.65 billion, up 8.2 percent from the last quarter and up five percent from the same period one year ago. The results were in line with the projections released on April 2nd 2004.

    Throughput Systems and Network Systems Organizations Announced at Sun
    David Yen and John Fowler to Lead New Groups

    Since the appointment of Jonathan Schwartz as new chief operating officer and president of Sun the first week of April 2004 (see article [12707] for details), Sun has made some reorganizations, including two new organizations within Sun for Throughput Systems and Network Systems.

    Sun Completes Kealia, Inc. Acquisition
    Bechtolsheim to Return Sun to Engineering Leadership

    Sun's acquisition of Kealia, Inc. is complete. This acquisition, first announced in February, gives Sun access to Kealia's advanced computer system design that directly applies to its systems business. Noted as an industry visionary and technology leader, Kealia and Sun co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim returns to Sun.

    Rock Processor to Take Place of UltraSPARC V
    Change in Sun's Throughput Computing Roadmap
    Sun will not be developing or releasing its UltraSPARC V chip, code-named Millennium, as planned. The Gemini processor will not go to market either. Instead, Sun will focus on multicore processors code-named the Rock and Niagara that are designed to process multiple software threads.
    Software
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    Solaris 9 4/04 Operating System
    Features and Benefits
    Multiple new features and an updated media kit with the latest version of the Sun Java Enterprise System is what to expect with Sun's recent release of the Solaris 9 4/04 Operating System (Solaris OS) for SPARC and x86 platforms.
    Latest Solaris Operating System Update Appeals to Developers, Sys Admins
    Installation, Administration and Application Deployment Deemed Effortless

    Ease is key in the latest release of the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) for SPARC and x86 platforms with easy installation, administration and application deployment. Offering improvements in code quality and overall performance, Solaris 9 4/04 OS comes with advanced patch and update capabilities along with comprehensive adoption tools and services.

    Jini Technology Presentations
    Jini Technology Examined - Integration, Adoption, Development, Deployment
    The Seventh Jini Community Meeting held this past March at Cambridge, MA, yielded a wealth of information regarding Jini technologies and developments. Presentations featured at the meeting included "Development and Deployment Using the Jini Technology Starter Kit -- Tips, Tools, and Idioms" by Brian Murphy of Sun.
    Macro Conversion in the Works for StarOffice Software
    Sun Answering Customers' Requests to Offer Desktop Alternatives
    A macro conversion utility for Sun's StarOffice software is in the works easing the move of customer-written macros from Microsoft Office. This Sun initiative is in response to customers' desire to break from Microsoft's volume-licensing deals while maintaining a semblance of their current desktop. StarOffice software's next major release will be early next year.
    Events
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    Calendar of Events
    Links to Articles on Upcoming Events

    This article is a calendar of upcoming events, with links to the articles about them. Click on the article numbers in the calendar to get more details about the event and how to register.

    JAX 2004
    May 10-14, Frankfurt, Germany
    New at this year's JAX 2004 Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, are tracks in Model Driven Architecture, Management and Sun Java Desktop technologies. Other tracks include Enterprise, Web Apps and Web Services. The conference will be held on May 10-14, 2004.
    Model Driven Architecture (MDA) Implementers' Workshop
    May 17-20, Orlando, FL
    The Object Management Group (OMG) will host the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) Implementers' Workshop -- Succeeding with Model Driven Systems. The event will focus on a model driven approach to designing software systems. The event will be held May 17-20, 2004 in Orlando, FL.
    Grid Computing Conference: Gt '04
    May 24-26, Philadelphia, PA
    Sun is a platinum sponsor of the upcoming Gt '04 (Grid Today 2004) grid computing conference. Other sponsors include Intel, HP, Butterfly.net, Data Synapse, IBM and the IDC. Adrian Cockroft, HPTC Chief Architect, Sun, will be one of the panel participants.
    i2 Planet 2004 San Diego
    April 27-29, San Diego, CA
    i2 Planet 2004 is set for April 27-29 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Over 80 breakout sessions will be held organized into 18 tracks from Aerospace and Defense to Energy and Chemicals to Retail covering best practices, product enhancements, road maps and more.
    Pan European Portals Conference 2004
    July 19-20, Nottingham, UK
    The Pan European Portals 2004 principle conference tracks are management and technical, with a focus on practical solutions and implementations across the Higher and Further Educational sectors. This event is devoted specifically to the use of Web portals within higher education.
    Storage
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    First Products Pass SNIA's Storage Management Initiative Specification
    Products Conform to the SNIA Conformance Testing Program
    The SNIA has passed the first group of products conforming to the strict SNIA Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP). Now customers can purchase products that have been built using a tested and standardized management interface that aids in the deployment and management of multi-vendor storage environments.
    Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Version 2.3
    Software Should Facilitate the Management of Large System Configurations

    Sun is releasing the latest version of the Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation software. Version 2.3 is available for the Sun StorEdge 6120 array and the Sun StorEdge 6320 system, and contains new device management software. The solution should offer several user interface improvements and simplify the management of large system configurations.

    Software Guide for Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation
    Reference for Planning the Installation and Logging In

    The Sun StorEdge 6000 Family Host Installation Software Guide is a 54-page document that covers planning for installation, installing the software and logging in to the software.

    Sun EOLs the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series ESCON Compatible 8 Port Adapter
    Replacement Product can be Configured for a Total of 48 Ports

    Sun plans to EOL (End of Life) the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series ESCON compatible eight port adapter. The replacement for the product is the Sun StorEdge 9900 48 ESCON channel card. Orders for the EOL'd adapter will not be taken past July 9, 2004, with the last units shipping on October 8, 2004.

    Developer
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    How to Create Web Applications with Sun Java Studio Creator
    Ease of Use Demonstrated

    Sun Java Studio Creator (formerly known as Project Rave) is an application development tool which incorporates the first release of production JavaServer Faces (JSF) technology. In a tech tip article, author Dana Nourie explains how to use Sun Java Studio Creator to make Web applications.

    W4T Eclipse Plug-In Now Available for Linux Development
    Ease Creation of Web Front-end
    German software vendor Innoopract has extended the Linux capability of its popular W4T Eclipse Plug-In, giving developers the ability to develop on a Linux operating system. The plug-in can be used with the Eclipse 3.0 beta IDE to create the presentation layer of Java technology-based server applications more quickly.
    Java DataBase Connectivity API Features in Oracle 10g Database
    Tutorial on Concepts and Usage

    The Oracle Technology Network provides a tutorial that outlines the features of Java DataBase Connectivity (JDBC) technology in relation to the new enhancements that they bring to the Oracle 10g database.

    What's in it for You: Features of the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8
    List of Developer-specific Tools

    Developers, do you want to know what's in the Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8 for you? See the list of developer-specific features such as support for JavaServer Faces 1.0 technology and for JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) technology.

    Security
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    Sun Alerts: Sun Secure Shell Daemon and Sun Cluster
    Possible Denial of Service

    Two Sun Alerts have been posted: One concerning the Sun Secure Shell Daemon (sshd(1M)) which may fail to log the IP address of client systems which connect to the sshd(1M) daemon with the ssh(1) client utility. The other alert addresses a security vulnerability in the Sun Cluster Global File System.

    Nikto 1.32 -- Open Source Web Server Scanner
    Uses rfp's LibWhisker as a Base for all Network Funtionality
    Nikto 1.32 is an Open Source (GPL) Web server scanner that tests Web servers for dangerous files/CGIs, outdated server software and other problems. It performs generic and server type specific checks. It also captures and prints any cookies received. The newest version contains bug fixes and updated documentation.
    Open Source Vulnerability Database
    Independent Resource for and by the Community

    The Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB) Web site is an independent and open source database created by and for the community. The goal is to provide accurate, detailed, current and unbiased technical information.

    Waveset Identity Management White Paper
    Business Case for IT Investments
    A white paper from Waveset, "The Business Case for Identity Management: Linking Business Value to Financial Investments in Technology," discusses how identity management can transform security and IT infrastructure from a necessary overhead cost to a potential source of significant and compelling payback.
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