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Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 2005Q1
Final Release Candidate with Bug Fixes, Enhancements

The final release candidate of the next version of the Sun Java System Application Server Platform is now available for download on the Sun Developer Network site. The Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 8.1 2005Q1 comes with a number of bug fixes, performance enhancements and new features.

Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 5
Upgrade the Latest Technical Improvements
Download the Sun Java Studio Creator 2004Q2 Update 5, code named Reef Shark, for free and try out its technically enhanced features designed specifically to improve its usability functions and incorporate the necessary bug fixes. Adventurous developers also may want to experiment with the proposed features for this software's next major release, code named Thresher Shark.
Sun Java Studio Creator Tutorials
Online Learning Tool Guides Users Through Range of Topics

With the latest update of the Sun Java Studio Creator, 2004Q2 Update 5, recently made available for users to download and its next major release on the horizon, now may be the time to take advantage of tutorials offered on all aspects of this integrated development environment (IDE).

Entry Level Storage
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New Configurations for Sun StorEdge 5210 NAS
Scale up to 6.1 TB, Option to Replicate Data Between Appliances
Recently released new configurations for the Sun StorEdge 5210 NAS Appliance allows users to scale up to 6.1 TB raw capacity with the option to replicate data between Sun StorEdge NAS Appliances. Two new features, including a dual RAID controller and two-port MMF NIC configurations, give this Sun NAS appliance increased scalability and greater connectivity.
Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA Array with 400 GB Configurations
Supports up to 2.4 TB per Rack Unit

An additional 12 configurations are now available with the Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA Array. With these new 400 GB configurations, customers have access to massive density with configurations that support up to 2.4 TB per rack unit. A full rack of these arrays can now support up to 91.2 TB of raw storage.

Developer
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Modify 32-bit Device Drivers to 64-bit Architectures
Article Identifies Issues, Offers Solutions for Successful Porting

Developers working with 32-bit and 64-bit safe drivers for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (x86 Platform Edition) face unique issues that could impede clean code writing. An article on the Sun Developer Network site offers descriptions, solutions and recommendations regarding possible hindrances when modifying 32-bit device drivers toward 64-bit compatibility.

Translating Electric in C to Java Electric
Sun Distinguished Engineer Shares His Experience
Electric was created in 1982 by Sun Distinguished Engineer Steven M. Rubin. It is a system that he initially developed in C for the purpose of designing and verifying chips. In 2003, Rubin decided to translate Electric into the Java programming language, resulting in a more stable, at times faster and a higher quality user interface for this system.
Learn How to Burn CDs and Validate ISO Images
Sun BigAdmin Article Helps Users Ensure Process

Burning ISO images onto CDRs is becoming increasingly routine, however the platforms and distributions of this process are changing. This, in turn, requires individuals burning ISO images to familiarize themselves with how to accurately validate their CDRs to ensure a successful burn has taken place.

Education and Research
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Sun Java Enterprise System License for Education
New Method on Calculating Number of Employees

Sun has changed the method used for calculating the number of employees in an educational facility when licensing the Sun Java Enterprise System. Under this new license, full-time faculty are the only employees included in this calculation. Administrative staff are no longer considered a factor in determining an employee headcount.

Sun Java System Web Communications Bundle for Education
For the Global Education and Research Market

Sun's offer of the Sun Java System Web Communications Bundle for the Global Education and Research markets comes with the latest version of the Sun Java System's messaging, calendar, Web and directory servers as well as a delegated administrator.

India's First Institute for Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
Joint Initiative Supported by Sun, Cadence, Veda IIT

India's first institute for Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) engineering is being supported by Sun, Cadence and Veda IIT, all of which have joined in a collaborative proposal to establish a Center for Competency (CoC) for R&D in VLSI in Hyderabad. This institute's primary focus will be to bring product design orientation to students.

Digital Campus Sets Schools on the Fast Track
Increased Security, Performance for Higher Education Network

Sun's Digital Campus is designed to increase the security and performance of higher education institutions' network environments, while lowering costs and complexity for these customers. With Sun and its partners' technologies, the Digital Campus is assisting educational institutions to unify their IT environments into one that's conducive to teaching, learning, research and administration.

Sysadmin
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Project FireEngine Networking Stack for Solaris OS
Design, Principals, Goals for this Evolving Architecture

The FireEngine networking stack is a feature being designed for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) to enhance network performance and increase flexibility within its architecture that will evolve with customers' future networking requirements. In a Sun technical white paper, author Sunay Tripathi describes the current development of this networking stack's design and architecture.

Sun ERP Grid Reference Architecture for Oracle Database 10g
Data Fact Sheet Highlights this Cost-effective Grid Environment

Deploying reliable and high performing ERP and database solutions at an economical cost is the goal for many IT organizations. The Sun Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Grid Reference Architecture for Oracle Database 10g offers a cost-effective grid environment with high performance and availability along with enterprise-grade ERP/database deployment.

Sun's Configuration Diagram Templates
Learn How to Quickly Document a Sun System Configuration

Configuration diagrams made with StarOffice software allows users to quickly document a Sun system configuration by simply cutting and pasting previously set up templates. With Sun's configuration diagrams, details such as rack placement, internal components and connectivity of a complete system can be efficiently documented.

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