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Sun Reports Fiscal 2005 Third Quarter Results
Narrower Loss Recorded Even with Drop in Revenues

Sun reported a narrower loss for its fiscal third quarter of 2005 compared to the same time last year, despite recording slightly lower revenue. Sun posted a loss of USD$9 million, or break even per share, compared with a year ago loss of USD$760 million, or 23 cents per share.

SCO Confirms No Problems with OpenSolaris
UNIX Intellectual Property Rights Protected by Sun
The SCO Group revealed that Sun's plans to open source its Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) does not infringe on SCO's UNIX intellectual property rights and the company has no problems with OpenSolaris moving forward. SCO CEO Darl McBride confirmed his company's approval of Sun's plans during the SCO's earnings teleconference.
Infozech's i-Rater Sets Performance Record Backed by Sun Technologies
Telco Rating Solution Supports Over 250 Million Transactions Per Hour
Breakthrough performance has been achieved with Infozech Software's i-Rater product running on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) with the Sun Studio 9 integrated development platform. The performance test results confirm i-Rater as one of the fastest rating engines on the market when backed by Sun technologies.
Sun Joins in Industry's Largest Scalability Test
Rapid Subscriber Base Growth to be Examined
The industry’s largest scalability test for telecommunications providers is being conducted by Sun, HP and Amdocs to test the ability of Amdocs’ software to provide support as the number of users increases dramatically. Plans are to reproduce a simulated environment of 65 million subscribers generating two million database transactions per hour.
China's Academic GRID Receives 100,000 CPU Hours From Sun
Part of Sun's Commitment to Advance Education and Research

Sun is donating 100,000 CPU hours to China's Academic GRID as part of a company pledge to give away one million CPU hours to advance global education and research institutions this year. Sun CEO and Chairman Scott McNealy made this announcement during his keynote address at Sun's Education and Research Conference.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 85 Issue 4 and 5, Vol 86 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with the most popular articles of the current and last volumes. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

  • 86.1: Differences in Utility Computing Services
  • 85.5: "Why?" Is Not a Four-letter Word at Sun Labs
  • 85.4: UNIX Market Survey Shows Consolidation Trend
Free and Open Source S/W
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Schwartz Says GPL Forces a Socialist Model
Requirement to Publish All Code is "Unfair and Predatory"
In a keynote address at the Open Source Business Conference held April 5-6, 2005, in San Francisco, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz discussed open source licensing and Sun's decision not to open the source code of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) under the General Public License (GPL).
CDDL Framework Being Considered for Standard Open Source License
Vendors Discussing Creating Common License for Future Projects

A common commercial open source license is being taken under consideration by some software vendors who find the proliferation of open source licenses confusing for both end users and developers. Tom Sanders with vnunet.com interviewed Computer Associates Senior Vice President Sam Greenblatt regarding this issue at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco.

OpenSolaris Readies for Source Code Release
Sun VP Shares Current Progress, Plans
The OpenSolaris and Linux communities are not adversaries, but can learn from each other's experiences, says Tom Goguen, vice president of Sun's Operating Platforms Group. In an exclusive interview with Jennifer LeClaire of the LinuxInsider.com, Goguen discussed the OpenSolaris community, opportunities and future.
O'Reilly Launches CodeZoo
Reusable Java Components Site
O'Reilly recently launched CodeZoo,a website that offers free, resuable components to developers. Focusing solely on code that is pre-packaged for reuse, CodeZoo gives developers access to writing that is ready to be plugged into their applications. O'Reilly also is promoting community involvement to keep the site actively productive.
Software
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Solaris OS End-of-Software Support Announcements
Forty-three Features Removed, 23 More Under Consideration

The Sun BigAdmin System Administration Portal has listed end-of-software support for a number of features that have been removed from the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and some that are under consideration for removal.

"ISV Adoption Strategy for the Solaris 10 Operating System"
Article Offers Compelling Advantages with Sun's Latest OS

An article on the Sun BigAdmin Web site offers ISVs strategies in adopting the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). It provides an overview of the important new features of Sun's flagship OS, focusing on the differences that make it important to ISVs and their applications.

Sun Assists Busan National University in New RFID Test Center
To Support Korea in Becoming Leading Supplier in Northeast Asia
Sun has joined up with Busan National University in Korea to establish a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) test center that is expected to be about 130 percent larger than the Sun RFID Test Center in Dallas. According to UsingRFID.com, Sun has contributed the Sun Java System RFID Software and Sun personnel to assist.
Storage
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Brocade SilkWorm 4100 4Gb/s SAN Switch
Enterprise-class Features in a Midrange Switch

The Brocade SilkWorm 4100 four GB per second (4Gb/s) SAN switch has been added to Sun's portfolio of storage area network (SAN) solutions and is certified for use with the Sun StorEdge family of products. This switch is available in configurations of 16, 24 and 32 Fibre Channel ports.

Sun StorEdge 9990 System with Embedded NAS Blade
Enables NAS and SAN Functionality in Same Storage Pool
The Sun StorEdge 9990 System now offers an embedded network attached storage (NAS) blade. With this addition, customers can have both NAS and storage area network (SAN) functionality in the same storage pool under common management. With the addition of this embedded NAS blade, a tiered storage environment can be created for file-based data with this Sun system.
Sun StorEdge 6920 to be Released with Enhanced Features
Multi-vendor Virtualization and More
Sun plans on releasing an updated version of its Sun StorEdge 6920 System that will be capable of virtualizing its own drive arrays as well as EMC CX (CLariion) and HP EVA arrays. Its enhanced feature set includes storage pooling, data replication, mirroring, snapshoting and ILM-type date migration across storage tiers and across multi-vendor arrays.
Sun StorEdge 9910 and 9960 Components to be Discontinued
Next Generation of Sun StorEdge 9900 Products Set as Replacements

Components of the Sun StorEdge 9960 and 9910 systems are being discontinued and Sun is recommending customers forecast their demand for these components and place their orders promptly. Hard disk drives (HDDS), disk array frame unit, disk adapters, cache memory, shared memory and assorted power options are being migrated off the Sun price list.

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