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Solaris Operating Systems on AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon-based Systems
Twenty OEMs Get Competitive Edge in Commodity Hardware Market

The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) is now available on a variety of AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon-based systems. Fifteen new Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) have joined Sun as x86 platform partners for a win-win collaboration.

Sun, Borderware and ASPGulf Create New Email Security Solution
Mail Firewall Blocks Over 70 Percent of Spam in Development Tests
Borderware's Mail Firewall, the new email security model jointly engineered by Sun, Borderware and ASPGulf couldn't have arrived on the market at a better time: in the wake of the recent Sasser virus attack. ASPGulf found the solution cut over 70 percent of the spam directed at its email server, creating huge savings in bandwidth.
Numbers of Asia Pacific Development Partners Continue to Grow
Fourteen Commit to Solaris Operating System (x86 Platform Edition)

Sun's Asia Pacific market continues to grow with fourteen development partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) recently committing to support the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition).

Features
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Nippon Paint Is First Japanese Adopter of the Sun Java Enterprise System
Company Expects Mainframe Migration to Open Standards to Halve TCO
Nippon Paint of Osaka, Japan, is the first Japanese customer to adopt the Sun Java Enterprise System running the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS). The company plans to migrate its distribution, logistics, human resources and finance applications from its legacy mainframes to the Sun IT infrastructure by 2006.
Sun Donates NT$30 Million to Industrial Technology Research Institute
RFID Integration and Standards to Result from ITRI Program

Sun has donated NT$30 million worth of RFID/Auto ID software, along with technical support services to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), reported Amber Chung in the Taipei Times.

    Sun and Adara Networks to Connect Lost Rabbit Development to the Internet
    Mississippi Project will Offer Wired and Wireless Networking Services

    The Lost Rabbit project, a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) under construction by Neopolis Development LLC of Ridgeland, Mississippi, will offer its residents both wired and wireless Internet access and services featuring an online community portal, IP telephony, real-time security monitoring, digital cable television, and video-on-demand over IP. Adara Networks and Sun will provide the technology.

    Greg Bollella on Controlling Physical Systems with Real-time Specification for Java
    Combining Real-time and Non-real-time Operations on a Single Processor
    Greg Bollella, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Labs, recently shared his experience on using Real-time Specification for Java (RTSJ) for the control of physical systems with writer Janice J. Heiss, whose piece appears on the Sun Web site. Bollella also discussed work on Golden Gate, a project involving Sun Labs, JPL and Carnegie Mellon University that aims to refine flight and ground systems in future Mars missions.
    Sun, Brixlogic Combine Forces to Offer Integrated Solution for ACORD
    Straight-through Processing Messaging Standard Promises Huge Savings

    Brixlogic solution could help drive down settlement processing time and boost claim recoveries. This new integrated solution is designed for the ACORD messaging standard and has a complete suite of products that enable insurance providers, reinsurers and brokers to assemble, test, manage and maintain ACORD-based straight-through processing solutions.

      Sun Nets New Business in UK with HP Away Program
      Spokesman Says Results Are Twice What Was Expected

      Since Sun Microsystems introduced its HP Away program to the UK in the fall of last year, millions of pounds of business have come Sun's way, according to Arif Mohamed, writing for VNUNet.com. HP-UX UNIX users have deserted to Sun hardware running the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) or Linux operating systems.

      Sun Receives TSANet 2004 Award for Excellence
      Multivendor Support Organization also Names Novell, VERITAS, IBM and Dell

      The Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet) presented awards to five of its members at the group's annual meeting. Sun received the award for excellence; Novell and VERITAS Software the award for Superior Achievement; and IBM and Dell the award for outstanding contributions.

      Software
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      "Programming with the StarOffice 7 Software Development Kit"
      How the SDK Works, What Can be Done with It and More

      Designed to answer questions that users may have concerning the StarOffice 7 Software Development Kit (SDK), a recent Sun document looks at how the SDK works, what can be done with it, how Java applications utilize the SDK and what programs that use the StarOffice 7 SDK look like.

      Construction Firm Replaces Wintel PCs with Sun Ray Thin Clients
      New Set-up has Solved Virus and Spam-relay Issues
      BGC, an Australian construction and building group, is replacing half of its Wintel PCs with thin clients running the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The company plans to use the changeover to reduce the manpower needed to "feed" its desktops.
      Solaris Operating System Family Comparison Chart
      Details the Support of Various Features and Releases of Sun Software

      A page at the Sun Web site provides readers with information on the support of various features and releases of Sun software with four versions of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).

      Solaris Operating System Licenses Now Available for Pre-owned Systems
      Purchased from a Source Other than Sun or a Sun Authorized Reseller

      Solaris 8 and 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) licenses are now available for used systems that are purchased from sources other than Sun or a Sun authorized reseller. The Solaris OS license does not transfer from one end user to another when a Sun system is resold (unless Sun has specifically authorized it).

      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.

      Supercomm 2004
      June 20-24, Chicago
      SUPERCOMM 2004 will be held in Chicago June 20-24. Information will be available on the entire gamut of communications technologies, including broadband, enterprise networks and converged wireless. Over 145 sessions are scheduled and more than 500 global industry leaders will have their solutions on exhibit June 22-24.
        NetBeans Software Day
        June 29, San Francisco
        NetBeans Software Day will be a companion event to the 2004 JavaOne Conference taking place in San Francisco. On Tuesday, June 29, the NetBeans team will present details on the NetBeans Project, as well as previewing the latest release. Key NetBeans partners will be part of the program.
        Pan European Portals Conference 2004
        July 18-20, Nottingham, England
        The Pan European Portals Conference (PEPC) 2004 is set for July 19-20, at the East Midlands Conference Center, University of Nottingham. Themes will include managing change; open standards; relationships with commercial partners; the place of the portal -- integrator or duplicator; and talking to users. The agenda is focused on the use of Web portals within post-graduate education.
        Entry Level Servers
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        Windows Certified Sun x86 Servers
        Sun Fire V20z, Sun Fire V60x, Sun Fire V65x
        Sun is now offering servers that are certified by Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) and compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000. Actualizing the requirements outlined in the April 2004 broad technology collaboration agreement with Microsoft, Sun and its customers are already benefiting from this alliance.
        Sun Fire V480 Offers Customers Choices of Speed and Memory
        Choose Between Two or Four 1.2 GHz CPUs and Four or Eight GB of Memory
        The Sun Fire V480 server is now available with four 1.2 GHz UltraSPARC III processors with 8 GB of memory in addition to the standard configuration of two 1.2 GHz UltraSPARC III processors with 4 GB of memory. This option offers customers a choice of processor speed.
        New Netra 440 Carrier-Grade 5U DC Server
        One of the Lowest Priced Four-way Rack Servers Available

        The new Netra 440 server is the first of its kind to support 292 GB of internal disk storage, offer a 16 GB memory standard configuration, 64-bit architecture and be available in a 5RU 19.5-inch deep compact form factor. The four processor UltraSPARC IIIi server has integrated remote management capabilities and is designed for ease of serviceability.

        BIOS Update on the Sun Fire V20z
        Now Available for Download

        The Sun Fire V20z 1.0 is available for download to either install or restore the basic input/output system or BIOS update. Listed as version 1.26.08, this update or later is required in order to run Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS). All necessary instructions and resource files are included.

        Storage
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        Sun Cluster Open Storage Program Expands Choices
        Offers Third-Party Storage Devices Supporting Sun Cluster Solution

        The Sun Cluster Open Storage Program offers a selection of third-party storage devices that support the Sun Cluster solution. Designed to facilitate the certification of third party storage hardware with Sun Cluster and Sun I/O stack, the program ensures the same qualification standards that Sun uses to validate its own products.

        Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect 3.1
        Improve Availability, Minimize Maintenance Time
        New features have enhanced the Sun Remote Services (SRS) Net Connect 3.1. Updates include self-monitoring and alarm notification on selected Sun storage products, storage asset FRU reporting and a common login to existing SRS Net Connect system monitoring, reporting and analysis services.
        New Version of Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
        Software for Solaris Operating System, Linux and HP-UX

        Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager (SDLM), version 5.2 is a high availability path management software to be used with the Sun StorEdge 9900 storage array systems. This feature update enhances load balancing, path failover, failback and path health checking. Upgrading is free of charge for customers with existing maintenance agreements.

        New DAT 72 Tape Drive Configurations
        For Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray
        The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray DAT 72 Tape Drive configurations offer up to 144 GB of tape storage with its four hot swap tape drive bays that are read and write compatible with DDS-3 and DDS-4 written tapes. The Sun StorEdge D240 Media Tray DDS-4 Tape Drive configurations will no longer be offered.
          Versions of the Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 Tape Libraries EOL'd
          Price Reduced on the Brocade 3900 Fibre Channel Switch

          Sun plans to End of Life (EOL) the LTO HVD SCSI versions of the Sun StorEdge L25 and Sun StorEdge L100 tape libraries. The last order date for these versions is set for July 30, 2004, with a last ship date of October 29, 2004. Service for those products already sold will continue until October 29, 2009.

          New Sun StorEdge DAT 72 Tape Drives and DAT 72 Data Cartridges
          Select DDS-3 and DDS-4 Tape Options EOL'd
          Sun is releasing the Sun StorEdge DAT 72 tape drive (desktop and internal-factory install server options) and DAT 72 data cartridges. Sun is also doing away with selected DDS-3 and DDS-4 tape options.
            Two New Versions of the Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Software
            Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software 3.1 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager Software 3.3

            Two new versions of the Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Software are now available: the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software Version 3.1 and the Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Tuning Manager Software Version 3.3.

            Education and Research
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            Sun Offers 40 Percent Discount on Sun Fire V20z Opteron-based Server
            Education and Research Market Get Break on EduSoft Package as Well

            The Sun Fire V20z server, the first in a new line of AMD Opteron-based servers, should prove attractive to the education market in view of Sun's offer of a 40 percent discount to education customers for one configuration of this server.

            Sun IT Infrastructure Puts South Korea's 10,000 Schools in Touch
            System Provides One PC for Every Five Students, One PC for Each Teacher

            Beginning in the mid-1990s, the South Korean Ministry of Education launched an initiative to bring the benefits of a modern IT infrastructure to the country's schools. The result is a high speed network that uses a Sun IT infrastructure to connect 220,000 classrooms in more than 10,000 schools.

            Sun Makes StarOffice Productivity Suite Available to Scottish, Hungarian Schools
            Over 58 Million Students Worldwide Now Use the Solution Without Licensing Fees
            Sun has extended its educational global reach to include 2,833 Scottish schools (serving 738,597 students and 50,048 teachers) and 5,500 schools and 67 institutions of higher education in Hungary with donations of the StarOffice Productivity Suite. The total value of donations worldwide now exceeds US$7 billion for the office productivity solution.
            Sun, Aptech Launch Training Effort for IT Professionals in India
            Program to Serve up to 35,000 Trainees in First Phase

            Sun and Aptech have agreed to a joint effort that will result in the training of 30,000 students and 5,000 IT professionals on Sun technologies and products at two training centers to be built by Aptech in India.

            Sysadmin
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            Solaris Zones Partitioning Technology
            Creates Separate Virtual Disk Environments

            Solaris Zones is one component of the N1 Grid Containers technology that is featured in build 50/51 of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). With Solaris Zones, administrators are able to create separate virtual disk environments with one global and up to 8191 non-global zones enabled.

            A Comparison of Partitioning Technology from Sun, HP, IBM
            Determine Which Offerings Satisfy System Needs

            The popularity of partitioning technology has many system administrators evaluating the various strategies and solutions available in the market. According to Sun, partitioning strategy should focus on the system and how to maximize effectiveness. Two primary partitioning solutions are recommended: hardware-based Dynamic System Domains and software-based N1 Grid Containers.

            New Uplift Consolidation Plan to Simplify SunSpectrum Uplifts
            Sun Responds to Customer Feedback, Designs new Program

            Sun declares the end of life (EOL) to service level uplifts in the SunSpectrum program. Uplifts represent an additional service added to SunSpectrum but, since the program is quite complex, feedback from customers has Sun simplifying the program. In its place, a new Uplift Consolidation Plan will be instituted.

              Sun Certification Prep Workshops
              Get Ready for the Exams

              Prepare for the Sun Certification exams with these courses: Sun Certified Solaris System Administrator I and II. Ten practice questions are available for free.

              Java Technology
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              Several Versions of JSSE Reported with Vulnerability
              Upgrade Solves the Problem

              Sun Alert ID 57560 reports a vulnerability in the Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE) 1.0.3, 1.0.3_01 and 1.0.3_02 for Windows, Linux and the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). The JSSE may incorrectly invalidate the digital certificate of a Web site, allowing an untrusted site to be trusted for Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

              JavaBeans Activation Framework API Release 1.0.2 Available as Download
              Maintenance Release Fixes Numerous Bugs

              The JavaBeans Activation Framework API, implemented as a standard extension, is available from Sun as a royalty-free reference implementation, in binary form, that developers can use to develop JavaBeans Activation Framework API technology-enabled applications for any platform that supports the Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.1 software or the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition(J2SEPlatform).

              Who's Who in Enterprise Java 2004: Leaders Come Up Aces
              The Middleware Company Compiles List of Industry Leaders
              The Middleware Company has announced its Who's Who in Enterprise Java 2004 award winners and has also published the list as a deck of playing cards. Candidates were nominated by TheServerSide.com community members, press, media, invited industry experts and The Middleware Company employees. The winners were chosen by third party experts and confidants according to the impact of their achievement.
              Extensible Code Generation Using XSLT: Part I
              Subclassing versus Safe Zones

              Software engineer Jack Herrington has written a two-part article on code generation for java.net. In part I, he discusses the uses of code generation and illustrates his piece with information about using XSLT as the generator application. He provides abundant samples of code.

              New Product Marketplace
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              TimeAhead Static Timing Analysis Environment
              Finds and Fixes Design Performance Problems Faster
              TimeAhead static timing analysis environment is now available to help field programmable gate array (FPGA) designers locate and correct design performance problems faster. Offered by Hier Design Inc., TimeAhead enables designers to create effective floorplans prior to running place and route, and make adjustments after completion.
              McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino Supports Solaris Operating System
              Added Layer of Defense for Solaris OS Users
              Users of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) can incorporate the McAfee GroupShield for Lotus Domino as an extra security precaution. McAfee, a leading provider of intrusion prevention solutions, incorporated virus detection, cleaning, content filtering and blocking in this latest release for complete protection against viruses, worms and Trojans.
              AP Intelligent Mail Switch Prevents Spam, Protects Corporate Infrastructure
              Free Evaluation Download Now Available

              AP Intelligent Mail Switch, recently released by Secluda Technologies in partnership with Sun, prevents the delivery of unwanted email and provides IT staff with the necessary tools to protect email infrastructures from threats. This software strengthens the reliability of email operations within a corporate network.

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