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Answering Customer Concerns with Innovation
How Sun Solutions Resolve Today's Top IT Issues
Simplifying network computing and its related costs are two central concerns of Sun customers when evaluating their current IT environments, reports Executive Vice President of Sun's Software Group John Loiacono, who identified several Sun solutions designed to directly resolve these top customer issues in a recent Sun feature article.
Sun Labs Explores Viability of Object-Aware Memory Architecture
Architectural Innovations in Cache Structure and Garbage Collection

A technical report by Greg Wright, Matthew L. Seidl and Mario Wolczko with Sun Microsystems Laboratories introduces object-aware memory architecture. These researchers are investigating how hardware support for objects, co-designed with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)*, could lead to better memory system performance.

Hardware
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Competitively Priced Sun Monitors
Sun Lowers Pricing on Variety of Monitors
Sun is reducing prices on its 24-inch LCD, 22-inch CRT and the 17-inch CRT, joining the previously announced lower pricing on its 19-inch LCD monitor [14488]. Pricing has been reduced to keep these Sun monitors competitive in the marketplace. All of these monitors meet G11n Compliance requirements.
    Remanufactured 1.05GHz CPU/Memory Boards
    Designed for the Sun Fire V480 and V880 Servers
    Sun has remanufactured 1.05 GHz CPU memory boards available as an X-option for the Sun Fire V480 and Sun Fire V880 servers. As a remanufactured product offering, the 1.05 GHz CPU memory boards are rebuilt to deliver the same performance, quality and investment protection as new Sun products, but at reduced pricing.
    Graphics Accelerator with Fan Card Reaches End of Life
    Specific to Sun Fire E6900 Servers
    The Sun Fire E6900 server's graphic accelerator with fan card is no longer being manufactured by Sun and the company is not accepting orders for part number X3689A-F. Sun does plan on continuing its support for the Sun Fire E6900 server, which recently passed earthquake qualification standards, through 2007.
    New Sun Hardware Spare Parts Released
    Includes Spare 36GB Drive for Storage and Enterprise Systems

    The latest release of Sun hardware spare parts includes a spare 36GB drive that can be used with the Sun StorEdge 3900/6900, Sun StorEdge A1000/D1000, Sun StorEdge A5100/5200, Sun StorEdge T3, Sun Enterprise 10K, Sun Enterprise 220R, Sun Enterprise 3500-6500, Sun Enterprise 420R and Sun Enterprise 450.

      Storage
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      "Meeting Business Objectives Through Unified and Simplified Storage"
      IDC Examines Storage Trends and Solutions
      A May 2005 IDC white paper sponsored by Sun offers IT managers practical recommendations to advanced their enterprise storage environments in today's market. IDC researchers Richard L. Villars and Rhoda Phillips cover the key trends driving enterprise storage deployment, strategic goals for IT investments, expansion considerations and Sun's approach to solving market needs.
      Sun StorEdge LTO 3 Tape Drive in LVD SCSI Desktop Configuration
      Ideal Backup for Workstations and Workgroup Servers
      Newly released Sun StorEdge LTO 3 tape drive comes with an LVD SCSI desktop configuration, offering a single self-contained tape drive designed for the local backup of workstations and workgroup servers with small datasets up to 400 GB native capacity. This solution is ideal for customers needing local backup and wanting to standardized on LTO technology.
      Developer
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      Sun Studio 10 Update 1 Early Access Program
      Qualified Software Developers Invited to Preview New Capabilities
      Software developers are invited to apply for Sun Studio 10 Update 1, Early Access evaluation program. Scheduled to begin in mid-June 2005, this 12-week program allows participants to test the new capabilities of this Solaris developer toolset for C, C++ and Fortran application development.
      Utilizing AppCrash Under the Solaris Operating System
      Provides Precisely Selected Data Collection Within Security Limits
      Application Crash (AppCrash) is a tool for the automatic collection of diagnostic and debugging information when any application crashes under the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). A recent Sun Developer Network Site article explains how to enable the user-controlled collection of data with AppCrash to safely gather necessary debugging information.
      Java Tools - Easing Application Development
      Developer Productivity Key to Tools' Future
      Bob Brewin, a Sun Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect for Developer Tools, as well as the original architect of the Sun Java Studio Creator, recently spoke with Janice J. Heiss about Java tools and their variety, purpose and goals in easing development.
      Java Technology
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      Differences Between J2SE Version 1.5.0 and Version 5.0
      Just a Matter of Semantics

      What is the difference between the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) Version 1.5.0 and Version 5.0? There has been some confusion related to these two versions that are inherently the same. The true difference is merely one of semantics.

      Open Source Project Proposed for the J2SE
      Project Harmony - Will It Help or Hurt this Java Platform?
      The Apache Software Foundation is considering a formal proposal to develop a new open source implementation of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), called Project Harmony, which could be issued under Apache License 2.0. Peaking the curiosity of the linux.java.net community, Project Harmony is headlining the top featured weblogs on this Sun-based site.
      Reference on Java Technology Terminology
      Definitions and Links to 29 Most Commonly Used Java Names, Acronyms
      Sorting through Java technology names and acronyms can be quite a daunting task even for experienced Java developers. To alleviate this confusion, Sun staff writer Dana Nourie has produced an updated Java technology terminology list with the 29 most commonly used names, definitions and links to more detailed information.
      Java Technology Concept Map 1.0
      Illustrates Relationships and Uses of JavaTechnologies
      The decade following the creation of the Java programming language has seen multiple derivations of this technology. To illustrate the relationships and uses of Java technologies, Sun is hosting a concept map for an overview of the Java landscape along with details of its varying components.
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