News about Oracle's Solaris and Sun Hardware
System News
May 3rd, 2004 — May 9th, 2004 Generate the Custom HTML Email for this Issue
System News System News for Sun Users
Volume 75, Issue 1 << Previous Issue | Next Issue >>
Sections in this issue:
click to jump to section


Features
x
City of Montreal Installs Wireless Parking Payment Stations
Solar-powered Devices Use Linux and Java Technology
Linuxdevices.com reports that the City of Montreal will shortly introduce wireless solar-powered parking payment stations based on embedded Linux and application software using Java technology and a Java virtual machine (JVM software) from Sun. NOTE: The terms "Java Virtual Machine" and "JVM" mean a Virtual Machine for the Java platform.
Solaris Operating System x86 Community Evangelist Interview
Alan DuBoff Discusses Sun's Solaris OS x86 Commitment, and Recent x86 Efforts

Alan DuBoff, a Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) Community Evangelist recently shared his thoughts in an interview on Sun's commitment to the Solaris OS on x86 systems, Sun's x86 efforts since the May 2003, Low Cost Computing Event and what the future of the Solaris OS may hold.

SLOOH Program Provides Views of the Skies with Java Technologies
Look Through a Telescope in the Canary Islands without Leaving Your Desktop
A recent article appearing on the java.sun.com Web site explains how Java technology is allowing a program called SLOOH to provide amateur astronomers with real-time views of the heavens from the comfort of home. Author Dana Nourie describes the process and technology involved.
Hardware
x
Sun Releases Hardware Certification Test Suite Version 2.3
Verifies Compatability with Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)

Independent hardware vendors (IHVs), system manufacturers, system integrators and end users can test their hardware to verify its compatibility with the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) with Sun's Hardware Certification Test Suite (HCTS). The latest version, 2.3, contains new features such as an improved user interface.

IDC Article Examines SPARC-based Systems and Vertical Computing Architectures
Ideal Environments Incorporate both Vertical and Horizontal Scaling Solutions

A recent whitepaper from IDC looks at how SPARC-based systems are able to support vertical computing architectures. The document finds that IT executives are continuing to find value in investing in medium-sized and large servers. These servers are able to provide the capability and capacity to safely support growing and unpredictable workloads.

Select UltraSPARC III Uniboards EOL'd
750 MHz and 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards Effected

Sun plans to EOL (End of Life) its 750 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards and selected 900 MHz UltraSPARC III Uniboards. Sun expects the move to result in a more simplified portfolio of product offerings, which will retain the same level of performance, features and flexibility.

Sun Ends Separate Power Distribution System Option
Component will Continue to be Available Pre-installed

Sun is doing away with the option that allowed customers to order a Power Distribution System (PDS) and install it in the Sun Rack cabinet. Previously, customers had the option of ordering the PDS as a pre-installed option in the rack, or ordering the PDS separately and completing a self-installation.

    Events
    x
    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.

    WebCT Online Seminar
    May 18 and 20, Online

    WebCT will hold a free online seminar on its WebCT Vista 3.0, which is implemented 90 percent of the time on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The seminar will take place on two dates: May 18 at 12:00 p.m. EST and May 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

    10th Annual Gartner IT Security Summit
    June 7-9, Washington, D.C.
    Sun is Platinum Sponsor of the 10th Annual Gartner IT Security Summit, held this year in Washington, D.C. from June 7-9. This year's event will focus on the new and emerging technologies best suited to enterprises, as well as the policy, planning and compliance issues that should be understood to best serve an organization's specific business needs.
    Design Automation Conference (DAC)
    June 7-11, San Diego, CA
    The Design Automation Conference (DAC) is considered by many in the industry as one of the top Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and silicon solution events. It offers over 50 technical sessions focusing on the latest in design methodologies and EDA tool developments. Sun will be present at booth #2139.
      Entry Level Servers
      x
      Final Order Date for Netra 20 Server and Netra t 1400/1405 Server Options
      Netra 240 Server is Next Generation Carrier-grade Server
      The final order date for all Netra 20 server configurations is October 6, 2004, with the final ship date set for April 6, 2005. Some options for the Netra 20 and Netra t 1400/1405 servers are also end of life (EOL). The Netra 240 server is the next generation carrier-grade server.
      New Sun Fire V440 Server Standard Configurations
      All with 73 GB Hot-plug Ultra 320 SCSI 10,000 rpm Disk Drives
      The Sun Fire V440 server now offers standard configurations with four 73 GB hot-plug Ultra 320 SCSI 10,000 rpm disk drives. Ideal if running two-tier applications or requiring a high rack density. The current Sun Fire V440 configurations, including 36GB disk drives, are set for end-of-life or EOL on June 1, 2004.
      Sun Fire V20z New Standard Configuration
      Dual 248 CPUs, 2 GB Memory and 73 GB Disk
      A new standard configuration is now offered for the Sun Fire V20z server with dual 248 CPUs, 2 GB memory and 73 GB disk. Developed so this system would fit high-performance and technical computing (HPTC) and enterprise application requirements, it's general availability date is set for May 14, 2004.
      Entry Level Storage
      x
      New Addition to the Sun StorEdge 3500 Series
      Sun StorEdge 3511 FC Array with Serial ATA Disks
      The Sun StorEdge 3511 FC Array with Serial ATA (SATA) disks features an FC host interface, single or dual RAID controllers with 8 FC ports each, AC/optional DC power supplies and NEBS Level 3, as well as MIL-STD-810F (subset) certification. This array is suited for content management and data backup applications.
      Sun StorEdge T3 Array for the Workgroup
      High-performance RAID Controller with Fibre Channel Access to Nine Disk Drives
      Implementing switched Fibre Channel fabric onto loop architecture is key in the Sun StorEdge T3 array for the Workgroup's ability to scale performance linearly as capacity increases. This loop switching or fibre-to-fibre architecture provides the basis for modular network storage.
      EOL for Some Sun StorEdge Systems, Netra Servers
      Recommendation, Trade-up Offer on Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array

      The Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array will be replacing the Sun StorEdge A1000/D1000, Netra st A1000/D1000 and Sun StorEdge D2 platforms. Orders for these products will be taken through June 4, 2004, with the last ship date set for September 3, 2004.

      Education and Research
      x
      Open University of Catalonia Builds Virtual Campus with Java Technology
      Region-wide Program Serves 27,000 Students
      The Open University of Catalonia, a Sun Center of Excellence, implemented a virtual campus through a large data communications network using Sun IT infrastructure that now covers the entire territory of Catalonia.
      The University of Hawaii: Six Islands, One Virtual Campus
      Sun Java Enterprise System Bridges the Gaps
      The University of Hawaii, which serves 45,000 students and 5,000 faculty and staff in 10 campuses and five educational centers on six islands, has made itself a more cohesive institution through the implementation of a Sun Java Enterprise System Platform.
      Seminar Offers Collaboration Between Technology and Education
      Examines Services and Aftermarket Parts in the Automotive and Manufacturing Industries
      gedas USA, along with Sun and other partners, recently collaborated on an educational seminar that examined services and aftermarket parts in the automotive and manufacturing industries. The seminar was the result of an executive education program held in conjunction with Cambridge Executive Enterprises (CEE).
        Sun Offers Sun Fire V20z Server, 4 GB Memory Kit
        Special Pricing Available to Global Education and Research Market
        Sun is offering a special promotion to its customers in the Global Education and Research market on the Sun Fire V20z server with a 4 GB memory kit installed.
        Sysadmin
        x
        Learn Installation, Administration of the Sun Java Enterprise System
        Course Covers Outlining a Roadmap to Hands-on Installation and Deployment

        Learn the common architecture and system-level features of the Sun Java Enterprise System first release in this Web-based course that covers the required introductory skills to deploy, upgrade and migrate to this system. Installer architecture, pre- and post-install processes as well as configuring and troubleshooting skills will be taught.

        Let Sun Know About Your Driver
        Point of Contact Offers Answers for Questions Regarding Drivers

        Sun would like to know more about your driver for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). A point of contact email address has been established so developers can relate information regarding their developed product or have general driver questions answered.

        Update of the Sun Management Center 3.5 Released
        Supports Agents on Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition) and Linux
        The release of Sun Management Center 3.5 Product Update 1 extends monitoring and management capability to the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) and will support an agent for Linux that has been released concurrently. Other new features include Foundation for N1 Grid Console, Performance Reporting Manager enhancements and more.
        Publications
        x
        "JavaServer Pages, 3rd Edition"
        Revised and Updated Covering JSP 2.0 and JSTL 1.1 Specifications
        Providing Enterprise Java technology developers with a flexible tool for the development of dynamic Web sites and Web applications, JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology continues to improve as is evident in its latest release JSP 2.0. Author Hans Bergsten covers the latest updates along with JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL) 1.1 specifications.
        "Network Security Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools"
        Effective Security Hacks for Linux, UNIX or Windows Networks
        Author Andrew Lockhart has compiled 100 quick and practical ways to secure Linux, UNIX or Windows networks from hackers. Designed for system administrators, this book provides effective security hacks for more productive time management. Powerful methods such as applied encryption, intrusion detection, logging, trending and incident response are included.
        "JavaScript Bible, 5th Edition"
        Latest on JavaScript, XHTML Standards
        The fifth edition of this book streamlines the previous editions into one. It is updated with the latest browsers, language, extensions, JavaScript standards and the latest XHTML standards in its code examples. The tutorial is tailored for beginners and is easy to use at home or in a classroom setting.
        Security
        x
        Sun's Secure Web Server Reference Architecture Updated
        Now Includes Sun Fire V20z Server

        The Sun Secure Web Server Reference Architecture has been updated to include the Sun Fire V20z server and the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1. It comes with the secure, hardened Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

        "The Sun Infrastructure Solution for Secure Network Access Platform"
        Technical White Paper Addresses Thin Client Access to Multiple Security Domains

        Precise security boundaries are essential in government organizations with classified information that must be protected, restricted and isolated. The Secure Network Access Platform for Government was developed by the Sun Infrastructure Solution to solve these unique security issues. This technical white paper outlines the platform's components, purpose and implementation.

        Sun, Check Point and Westcon Aim for Mid-market Security Demands
        iForce VPN/Firewall Appliance -- High Performance, Low Cost
        A new network security solution bundling hardware, software and services has been launched by the collaborative efforts of Sun, Check Point Software Technologies and Westcon. Sun's iForce appliance, specifically designed to support the latest Check Point software, has resulted in a combined security solution -- the iForce VPN/Firewall Appliance, powered by Sun and Check Point.
        Trending in
        Vol 229, Issue 4
        Trending IT Articles