This section recaps the top articles of the past month, grouped by
topic, highlighting important news from Sun. In May, Sun's future
plans were evident in interviews with Sun executives, moves to
capitalize on the Microsoft agreement and a record-breaking benchmark
along with award-winning innovations.
Sun CEO Scott McNealy discussed the increased business Sun is sending
to partners , while President and COO Jonathan Schwartz offered
his ideas on the evolving SolarisTM Operating System (Solaris
David Yen, executive VP for processor and network products, explained
Sun's push toward new throughput computing designs and chip
multithreading (CMT) technology .
Readers were enticed by the James Gosling, CTO of Sun's Developer Products
group, talk about forthcoming updates in the JavaTM programming
Elie Simon, vice president of Sun's Europe, Middle East and Africa
(EMEA) region, recently shared his vision on telco and Sun's place
within the industry .
And, John Fowler became Executive Vice President of Network Systems for
Other Sun News
A Webcast on current "Sun/Microsoft Interoperability,"  and the
eventual combination of more of the companies' technologies promises
reduced risk, lower costs and faster time-to-market .
Sun set a new TPC benchmark record running Sybase , and the Sun
FireTM V20z proved to be faster than leading competitors setting a
two-way world record on the SAP SD benchmark .
Other awards earned this past month include two of Network Computing's
Infrastructure awards , TSANet's 2004 Award For Excellence
 and a place in the Who's Who In Enterprise Java 2004 for Power
and Influence .
Sun strengthens alliances: SAP AG customers benefit from the SunTM
Infrastructure Solution for N1TM Grid for SAP Solutions release
; SunGuard collaborates on SunSM Disaster Recovery Managed
Services to restore mission-critical data and operations ;
Brixlogic partners with Sun on the first integrated solution for the
ACORD messaging standard .
Fifteen new OEMs joined Sun as x86 platform partners , and
VERITAS broadened its alliance by supporting Solaris OS (x86 Platform
Edition) as well as its AMD Opteron- and Intel-based platforms
Sun's x86 platform architecture continues to grow in its technological
advancements and within markets worldwide. Sun x86 servers are now
certified by Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) and compatible with
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 . Recently
released, SunTM Cluster 3.1 software for x86 systems  and a new standard configuration for the Sun Fire V20z .
Sun FireTM Starter Cluster for Bioinformatics is a four node (8 CPU)
x86 cluster of Sun FireTM V60x servers and Sun FireTM V65x servers
designed for the specific computational needs of small healthcare
Automotive, government, life sciences and entertainment sectors are
taking advantage of Sun's x86 systems running on the Solaris OS .
Advances in Java technology include a new Java technology-based
digital television API standard ; JSR 133, designed to correct
the problems discovered in the Java technology Memory Model, moved
to public review ; controlling physical systems with real-time
specification ; increasing throughput by using per-processor
local-allocation buffers  and JavaBeansTM Activation Framework
API Release 1.0.2 .
Sun Java System
Nippon Paint is first in Japan to adopt the Sun JavaTM Enterprise
System  and take advantage of research findings that indicate
cost-savings with this system .
Multiple new releases: Sun JavaTM Desktop System, Release 2 ,
Sun JavaTM System Portal Server 3.0, Mobile Access Pack, Personalized
Knowledge Pack  and Sun Java System Portal Server 6.2 that
supports Windows 2003 .
Compare Sun's partioning technology to HP and IBM , and discover
the dynamics of this technology in SolarisTM Zones .
In working with partners, Sun is supporting security solutions such as
Borderware and ASPGulf's new email security solution that cuts over 70
percent of email server spam , and Check Point and Westcon's
iForceTM VPN/Firewall Appliance for mid-market security demands
Sun Secure Web Server Reference Architecture now includes the Sun
Fire V20z server, Sun JavaTM System Web Server 6.1 along with the
Solaris OS .
Developments: The SunTM Cluster Open Storage Program is now offering
a wider selection of certified third-party storage devices . For
local backup on Sun workstations and entry-level, volume and midrange
servers, look into the new Sun StorEdgeTM DAT 72 tape drive and DAT
72 data cartridges , and the new DAT 72 tape drive
Wireless and Java technology: Revenue increases are expected for Java
technology in mobile applications . SavaJe Technologies is
optimizing current and future Java technology platforms for wireless
solutions . Learn the practical application of the JavaTM 2
Platform, Micro Edition (J2METM platform) Web Services API (WSA)
Sun releases new NetraTM 440 Carrier-Grade 5U DC Server -- a four
processor UltraSPARCR IIIi server that supports 292 GB of internal
disk storage, offers a 16 GB memory standard configuration and 64-bit
architecture. Ideal for telecommunications .
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