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Solaris 10 - The "Bionic" OS
Result of Half-a-Billion Dollars, Multiple Years of R&D

The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) is not just a revision of Sun's UNIX operating system, it is the result of four years of experimentation and half-a-billion dollars of R&D expertise. This product offers 600 new features, up to 80 percent system utilization and up to 30 times better application performance.

Independent Performance Testing of Sun's N2000 Series Switch
VeriTest Reports High Quality, Performance
Lionbridge's VeriTest testing division recently conducted performance testing services for Sun to produce an independent report on the Sun Secure Application Switch - N2000 Series. As an independent expert, VeriTest was selected to validate the performance of this switch's SSL Security, Layer 7 Application Switching and Layer 4 Load Balancing.
The Sun Java Enterprise System - One Year Later
Retrospective Highlights One Customer's Experience

Sun introduced the Sun Java Enterprise System one year ago and changed the enterprise software industry by providing essential enterprise network services all in one product. In a one-year retrospective, a Sun feature article offers one customer's experience, through its decision to deploy this system, and the efficiencies and savings that resulted.

The Sun Ray Building Block Bundle
A Complete Ultra-thin Client Environment

The new Sun Ray Building Block Bundle is a complete Sun Ray solution being offered by Sun that includes the Sun Ray Server Software 3.0, Sun Java Desktop System, Sun Fire V20z servers and either the Sun Ray 1G or Sun Ray 170 Ultra-thin clients, all with a single part number.

New Licenses for Sun Ray Server Software 3.0
Sun Announces Physical Right-to-use Licenses

Sun is announcing new physical right-to-use (RTU) licenses for the Sun Ray Server Software 3.0. This software coexists with existing back-end infrastructure, such as Microsoft Windows and Mainframe, offers multiplatform support, including the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux, and virtually eliminates client virus threats.

Critique of the Sun Java Workstation W2100z
Demonstrates a Powerful Graphics Workstation
The Sun Java Workstation W2100z was recently reviewed by George Maestri, whose article that was published in Computer Graphics World determined this desktop graphics workstation offers superior graphics performance and compatibility. This workstation utilizes AMD's 64-bit Opteron processors and supports the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS), Linux and Microsoft Windows.
Entry Level Servers
New Configurations for the Sun Fire V210, V240
Over 50 Percent Reported Improvement in Price/Performance

Sun has released new configurations for the Sun Fire V210 and Sun Fire V240 that are set to increase performance by over 50 percent. These new configurations, 1.34 GHz for the Sun Fire V210 and 1.34/1.5 GHz for the Sun Fire V240, will replace the current 1/1.28 GHz configurations.

Market Gravitating to CMT-based Servers
Customers Evaluate Sun Fire V490, V890 Servers

Sun's Chip Multithreading (CMT) technology that has been incorporated into the Sun Fire V490 and Sun Fire V890 servers has boded well for these application servers in regards to market acceptance. According to Sun, customers like Xerox, ESRI and Sylantro have evaluated these UltraSPARC IV-based machines with positive results.

Sun Fire V20z Reviewed
PC Magazine Evaluates Sun's Entry-Level Server
Get the benefits of x86-compatible hardware and the portability of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux-based applications for x86 and 64-bit platforms - all with the Sun Fire V20z, summarizes a PC Magazine review that emphasized to its readers these AMD Opteron processor systems go beyond Windows-based systems.
"Using JConsole to Monitor Applications"
Comprehensive Monitoring, Management Offered in J2SE 5.0
The Java Monitoring and Management Console (JConsole) tool is incorporated within the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 and utilizes the extensive instrumentation of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)*. A Sun Developer Network Site article outlines how to use this tool to obtain information about an application running on the Java platform.
How to Develop Management, Monitoring Solutions
Overview of Java Management Extensions

Taking advantage of the features offered by the Java Management Extensions (JMX)* can ease the administration of Java-enabled equipment for developers and make an application more viable for vendors and clients. JMX technology allows developers to monitor and manage resources as they are implemented and installed.

Persistence Mechanisms for the Java Platform
Research Paper Provides a Comparative Analysis

Persistence mechanisms are evolving with the Java platform. In a Sun research white paper, author Mick Jordan sets out to define a set of criteria by which persistence mechanisms can be judged and compared, and aims to use this criteria to compare a representative set of currently available mechanisms.

"Partitioning of Code for a Massively Parallel Machine"
Enhancing a Classical Partitioning Algorithm

Code partioning can be a challenge for developers when dealing with large amounts of code and numerous processors. In a technical white paper entitled, "Partitioning of Code for a Massively Parallel Machine," Michael Ball, Cristina Cifuentes and Deepankar Bairagi offer their experience in designing enhancements to the classical partitioning algorithms.

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