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Sun Java System
New Sun Java Desktop System Release 2 Now Available
New Features Ideal for Sys Admins, Developers

Sun Java Desktop System Release 2 simplifies desktop management through the integration of advanced desktop management tools. It also offers a rich development environment for Java technology and Linux developers with updated IDEs, the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) and a one-year free developer tools subscription.

Sun Java System RFID Software
Simplifying RFID Data Integration into Enterprise Information Systems

Sun's new RFID software is designed to reduce the complexity of managing excessive data by simplifying the integration of RFID data into enterprise information systems. Currently available for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Sun plans on releasing the Linux version sometime this fall.

Sun Java System Application Server 7, Enterprise and Standard Editions Released
Backward Compatible Version Replaces Earlier Releases

Sun has released both the Sun Java System Application Server Standard Edition 7 2004Q2 and the Sun Java System Application Server Enterprise Edition 7 2004Q2. The solutions include Always On technology that delivers extremely high availability, superior quality of service and massive scalability.

Sun's Suite of Innovative N1 Grid Technologies and Solutions
Ready-to-deploy, Resource Utilization Eases Data Center Management

Easing the deployment and management of N1 Grid technologies, Sun has a suite of grid computing solutions changing datacenter management. With ready-to-deploy features and improved resource utilization by up to 90 percent, Sun's suite includes the N1 Grid Engine 6, N1 Grid Console, N1 Grid Tool Kit and more.

White Paper: "N1 Grid Engine 6 Features and Capabilities"
Highlights the Power Contained Within Sun's Latest Grid Offering

The N1 Grid Engine 6 software is part of Sun's suite of N1 grid technologies easing data center management. This white paper addresses the software's features and enhancements such as scalability, resource reservation, urgency-based priorities, throughput scheduling, cluster queue configuration, conformance with grid standards, monitoring devices and accounting tools.

Sun, Macromedia Develop Macromedia Flash 7 for Linux Platform
Sun Java Desktop System to Integrate Software
Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Linux is now available due to the collaborative efforts of Sun and Macromedia. Offering improved performance, security and development capabilities, this new software opens the door for developers to deliver a product with consistent cross-platform results.
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.

Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and European Conference on Computational Biology
July 31-August 4, Glasgow, UK
The conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) will be held jointly for the first time, in conjunction with Genes, Proteins and Computers VIII on July 31-August 4 in Glasgow, Scotland.
    International Supercomputer Conference
    June 22-25, Heidelberg, Germany
    The 19th International Supercomputer Conference (ISC) offers three days of focused lead sessions and networking opportunities that provide a complete and compact overview on High Performance Computing (HPC). Some of the top names in the industry will share their insights into the challenges and opportunities of the HPC business.
    Part II of J2SE 1.5 Monitoring and Management on Network Chat Sessions
    June 8, Online
    Part II of J2SE 1.5 Monitoring and Management comes to the Sun Developer Network Chat Sessions at 11:00 a.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. GMT) on June 8. J2SE product marketing manager Blake Connell and J2SE engineers Mandy Chung and Sanjay Radia will be available to answer questions. Chung is the technical lead for Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE platform) 1.5's monitoring and managing APIs and implementation, as well as out-of-the-box monitoring and mangement; Radia is the overall RAS architect for J2SE.
    Sun Ray Building Blocks Offer Quick Route to Configuring, Purchase
    Options Include Three Sun Fire Servers, Two Digital LCD Screens
    Users interested in implementing a Sun Ray Ultra-Thin Client environment should consider the Sun Ray Building Blocks approach. The building blocks feature the 1U stackability of the Sun Fire V210 server, the expandability of the Sun Fire V250 Tower and the large deployment power of the Sun Fire V440 server, giving users a wide range of potential configurations to choose from. Two new Sun Ray 1G monitor bundles are also featured, the 19- and the 24-inch LCD.
    Total Economic Impact of Deploying Sun Ray Appliances in a PC Environment
    Forrester Research Data Shows Considerable Benefit

    Sun commissioned Forrester Research Inc. to study the total economic impact (TEI) of deploying the Sun Ray appliance in an environment consisting primarily of PCs. Forrester analyzed the results of interviews with four organizations and created a composite enterprise to demonstrate their findings.

    Time Warner Cable NYC Boosts CSR Productivity
    Implements Sun Ray Appliances, Sun Enterprise 420R, 450 Servers

    Time Warner Cable's New York City call center facility has always been considered state-of-the-art. Seeking to maintain the reputation for the utmost in customer service, Time Warner Cable has installed a completely new system consisting of 450 Sun Ray 150 ultra-thin clients, 15 Sun Enterprise 420R workgroup servers and two Sun Enterprise 450 workgroup servers, all running on the Solaris 8 Operating System (Solaris OS).

    IDC Finds Worldwide Server Market Up for Fourth Straight Quarter
    Upward Trend in IT Spending Noted

    IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker found factory revenue in the worldwide server market grew at 7.3 percent year-over-year to $11.5 billion in the first quarter of 2004, marking the fourth consecutive quarter of positive overall growth. IDC also noted growth in all major categories of the worldwide server market for the second consecutive quarter when compared to the same period in the previous year.

    Buy Sun Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise Messaging Consolidation
    Get 15 Percent Discount on Select Server/Sun StorEdge Arrays

    Sun now offers, through September 30, 2004, the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise Messaging Consolidation at a 15 percent discount on Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI or Sun StorEdge 3510 FC arrays when you purchase the solution with selected entry-level Sun Fire or Netra servers.

    Sun Offers Temporary Capacity on Demand for Sun Fire Servers
    Also Allows Use of Headroom CPUs as Hot Spares

    Sun now features enhancements to its Capacity on Demand (COD) 2.0 offering that allow users of the Sun Fire 3800, 4800 and 6800 servers, the Sun Fire 12K and 15K servers and the Sun Fire E4900 and E6900 servers to purchase Right-to-Use licenses for CPUs and/or memory on COD Uniboards on a temporary basis. In addition, all COD 2.0 customers can use "headroom" CPUs as hot spares for non-COD CPUs.

    "Building JSR 168-Compliant Portlets with Sun Java Studio Enterprise"
    Create a Portlet Capable of Accessing the Google Web Service

    A recent Sun article describes how readers can take advantage of Studio Enterprise 6 2004Q1 to create a portlet that complies with Java Specification Request 168 Portlet Specification (JSR 168) to access the Google Web service. The document also provides information on the specific steps needed to deploy the portlet on the Sun Java System Portal Server.

    Self Release 4.2.1 Available for Download
    Basic Design Principles of Malleability, Uniformity and Simplicity
    The Self object-oriented language is now available in a public release, which builds on the Self 4.2 release and adds support for Mac OS 10.3, as well as re-introduces the Self source-level profiler. The release is built around the basic design principles of malleability, uniformity and simplicity.
    TopCoder and Sun Present the JavaOne Coding Challenge
    Competition Focuses on Three Themes: Mobility, Enterprise Applications and Web Services

    Sun and TopCoder Inc. are teaming up for this year's JavaOne conference and will offer Java technology programmers the opportunity to prove their development skills with a coding competition. TopCoder will use its popular coding platform to power the JavaOne Coding Challenge, which was a favorite at last year's event.

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