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Hideya Kawahara Calls 3D Technology "A New Frontier"
A Dropped Laptop Opened the Door to Project Looking Glass
Named by InfoWorld as one of its "Innovators to Watch in 2005," Hideya Kawahara, Sun Senior Staff Engineer on Project Looking Glass, shared his insights on the 3D technology on the sun.com Web site.
Are Floating Point Operations on the Way Out?
Bill Walster Thinks the Time Is Ripe for Interval Arithmetic
What's wrong with floating point calculations anyway? Not much, unless you're concerned with rounding errors that can result in different answers to the same problem run on parallel machines. Then you're stuck trying to figure out whether the difference stems from rounding, from a software error or a hardware flaw. Bill Walster suggests a better alternative: interval arithmetic.
    Sun and the Changing Look of TV Services
    Sun Labs, Java Community Process Help Shape the Evolving Medium
    For years now, television has grappled with the issue of identity and has come up with little more than a view of itself as an access device for TV channels. For nearly as many years, Sun Laboratories (Sun Labs) has been working on solutions that will enable television to take a broader view of itself and to become a more resourceful provider of services to its viewers.
    Sun Java System
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    Sun to Integrate Describe UML with Sun Java Studio Enterprise
    Unified Modeling Language Module Supports all Phases of Development Lifecycle
    Sun will integrate Embarcadero Technologies' Describe Unified Modeling Language (UML) design software with the Sun Java Studio Enterprise, gaining unlimited distribution and usage rights to Describe's standards-based modeling technology.
    Sun Java System Portal Server Family Improvements Released
    Upgrade Enhances Secure Remote Access and Mobile Access Features

    Enhancements to the Sun Java System Portal Server product line include improvements in the Sun Java System Portal Server Secure Remote Access 6 2004Q2 and the Sun Java System Portal Server Mobile Access 6 2004Q2.

    Sun Enhances Communications Components of Sun Java Enterprise System
    Improvements Give Solutions the Edge over Exchange and Domino

    Sun has released updates of its Sun Java System Messaging Server 6, Sun Java System Calendar Server and Sun Java Instant Messaging, all of which are available as components of the Sun Java Enterprise System 2004Q2.

    Sun Java System Access Manager Software Released
    Replaces Java System Identity Server Software

    Among its other new features, the Sun Java System Access Manager 2004Q2 (formerly Sun Java System Identity Server) becomes the first access management product to support the Liberty v2.0 and SAML v1.1 protocols, allowing the creation of trusted networks across enterprise divisions and with service provider partners. The revised solution also supports Windows Desktop Single Sign-on through a Kerberos pluggable authentication module.

    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.

    CSW Group Holds XML Summer School 2004
    July 25-30, Wadham College, Oxford

    At the XML Summer School 2004, scheduled for Wadham College, University of Oxford from July 25-30, students can expect to benefit from the three-track program that includes an introduction for beginners, a technical track and an applications track.

    Fast Track to Solaris 10 Adoption: N1 Grid Containers
    July 21, Online

    Don't miss the session on Sun N1 Grid Containers, which will debut with the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). If your company is considering consolidation, you will need the information from this Sun Expert Panel that includes Dan Price, David Comay and Andrew Tucker, all Solaris Kernel Engineers, and Christopher Ratcliffe, Director of Marketing, Solaris 10 OS. It happens on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT).

    OpenOffice.org Conference 2004
    Call For Papers
    The OpenOffice.org Conference is soliciting papers in the areas of software politics, the Open Source movement and corporate involvement in OpenOffice.org, as well as on development, localization and marketing of OpenOffice.org.
    Servers
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    "Sun Fire Hardware Midrange Servers Auto Diagnosis and Recovery Enhancements"
    Sun BluePrints Article Looks at SC Firmware Versions 5.15.0 through 5.17.0

    A recent Sun BluePrints OnLine article focuses on the Sun Fire hardware midrange servers availability enhancements offered in system controller (SC) firmware versions 5.15.0 through 5.17.0 and the required minimum Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) kernel updates. The article is aimed at support personnel who possess basic technical knowledge of the Sun Fire midrange servers.

    New Power Cable Kits for Sun Fire E2900 and Sun Fire V1280 Servers
    Allows Standardization of Power Cords Among Datacenter Equipment

    Sun has made power cord kit options available for the Sun Fire 2900 and Sun Fire V1280 servers. There are five power cord kits, each containing four power cords.

    Repricing Temporary Capacity on Demand (T-COD)
    Applies to Select Sun Fire Servers

    Sun's Temporary Capacity On Demand (T-COD) offering for the Sun Fire 3800 through Sun Fire 15K server line and Sun Fire E4900 through E25K server line is being repriced on a global basis.

      Entry Level Servers
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      Discounts of 80 Percent or More on Sun Java System Web Server
      Promotion Extended Through June 2005

      Receive discounts of 80 percent or more on licenses for 2 CPU systems of the Sun Java System Web Server (formerly Sun ONE Web Server) when purchased with select entry-level Sun Fire servers. This extends a former promotion through June 30, 2005, and now also includes an additional server and software media kit.

      New Standard Configurations for the Sun Fire V250 Server
      Pre-installed Sun Java Enterprise System, 73 GB Drives and More
      The Sun Fire V250 server configurations now have standard 73 GB drives, pre-installed Sun Java Enterprise System software for a 90-day evaluation, StarOffice 7 and the Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS). This ready-to-deploy, next generation, low-end dual processor tower offers enterprise level features and now a full software stack.
      Sun Fire V60, V65x Servers with 73 GB 10K RPM Disk Drive Now Standard
      Also New ATO Compute Node Configurations for Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid Rack System

      Sun is offering the Sun Fire V60x and Sun Fire V65x systems with a standard 73 GB/10K RPM disk drive. Sun also is announcing new ATO compute node configurations for Sun Fire V60x Compute Grid rack system with 73 GB/10K RPM drive.

      Sun Fire V20z Server Now Supports Two Additional Disk Drives
      Plus Price Adjustments on Memory Options Announced

      Get better deployment of the Sun Fire V20z server with its support of two additional disk drives: the 146 GB/10K and the 73 GB/15K drives. Sun also is announcing price adjustments for 2 x 1 GB option, 2 x 2 GB memory and the Quad port gigabit Ethernet card.

      Storage
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      Sun StorEdge QFS and Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 4.1
      Latest in Sun's Advanced File System Software

      The new versions of Sun's advanced file systems that enable information sharing, distribution and life cycle management have been released. Sun StorEdge QFS and Sun StorEdge SAM-FS 4.1 provide a Web-based Management Portal called SAM-QFS Manager that allows for configuration and control of one or more SAM-QFS servers with secure role-based access.

      Sun StorEdge 9900 Series CopyCentral Version 2.0 Software
      Easy Managment, High Data Integrity Level Characterize this Data Replication Solution
      Sun is offering three Sun StorEdge 9900 Series CopyCentral version 2.0 software solutions for a consistent user interface when managing Sun replication solutions on Sun StorEdge 9970 and Sun StorEdge 9980 systems attached to IBM z/OS and MVS mainframe environments.
      Managed Storage Services On the Rise
      Suppliers and Vendors See Trend as Next Step in Industry Evolution

      With the increasing amount of storage required to effectively and efficiently operate business these days, many companies are exploring managed storage services and finding the benefits far outweigh the fear of change.

      Java Technology
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      Enhancing Java Technology Code to Accommodate Supplementary Characters
      J2SE 1.5 Takes Care of Some Instances for You

      Norbert Lindenbert and Masayoshi Okutsu explain how the Java technology platform is being enhanced to enable processing of supplementary characters, those characters in the Unicode standard with code points above U+FFFF, which cannot therefore be described as single 16-bit entities. Since these include characters that are commonly found in some Chinese and Japanese personal names, the ability to describe them is vital for Java technology to make the most complete penetration of the Asian market.

      Write JavaServer Pages Document as a Regular XHTML File Easily with JSP 2.0
      Article Explains How to Make Use of JSP Document's Flexible Format Rules

      Hans Bergsten, author of "JavaServer Pages, 3rd Edition," explains why he believes that JSP Document has more flexible format rules in JSP 2.0, enabling the creation of "well-formed XML documents," or documents with XHTML and JavaServer Pages (JSP) elements. He provides detailed examples covering the various capabilities available utilizing JSP Document within this Java specification.

      Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD) Exam
      A White Paper Guide to Preparing to Take this Certification Test

      Sathyanarayanan C. Srinivasan and Sivasundaram Umapathy have written a white paper that outlines a regimen for preparing to take the Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD) exam. The authors touch on prerequisites and detail the elements covered by the test.

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