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Sun Technologies Support ESRI's Advanced Data Analysis
Sun Fire V890 Server Triples Performance for GIS Software Company
As a world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software and technology, ESRI was looking for systems that could maximize its overall system throughput in supporting advanced data analysis. With that in mind, ESRI chose Sun with its combination of Sun Fire servers running SPARC processors and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).
Sun Launches New Open Source Office
Simon Phipps to Lead Sun's Open Source Efforts
Sun officially launched an Open Source Office this week that will be headed by Sun Chief Technology Evangelist Simon Phipps, who will oversee its open source efforts. As a member of the OpenSolaris Community Board, Phipps appointment to lead this new division was a natural one.
Sun Planning New European Data Center for Remote Management
Company Putting SevenSpace Acquisition, Technology to Use
Building on its acquisition of SevenSpace Inc., Sun is planning to open a European data center within the next few months to remotely manage customers' systems, said Don Grantham, executive vice president of Sun Services, as reported by IDG News Service's China Martens.
Sun Joins Oxfam America in Support of Fair Trade Movement
Sun-Powered Text Messaging Solution to Enlist Coldplay Fans
Sun is joining Oxfam America's "Make Trade Fair" campaign by lending its technologies to enlist supporters through a text message petition that will be presented during musical group Coldplay's summer and fall concerts. This campaign is meant to raise awareness and mobilize support for reform of agricultural and trade policies.
    New Sun Center Of Excellence Inaugurated in India
    Center For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics to Advance Bioinformatics

    The Center For DNA Fingerprinting And Diagnostics (CDFD), whose primary focus will be medical bioinformatics, was inaugurated early this month in Hyderabad, India by His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Kalam, who is the Honorable President of India. This Sun Center of Excellence is a collaborative effort between Sun Microsystems India Pvt. Ltd. and the CDFD consortium.

    Which Programmers are Receiving Premium Pay?
    Survey Reveals Expertise That's In Demand
    CIO Magazine reports that a survey of 48,000 IT workers on compensation found that salaries are increasing for individuals with application development, networking, messaging, and database experience, as well as experience in systems administration. This June report listed the top eight to nine certifications and knowledge backgrounds that are "Hot" and "Not" in the industry today.
    Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
    Vol 89 Issue 4, Vol 90 Issue 1 and 2

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

    Lower Pricing on CPU Parts for Sun Fire V40z Servers
    Even More Competive Solutions for Customers, Partners, Resellers
    Select Sun Fire V40z server CPU parts have been repriced to remain a competitive option for entry-level server customers. Lower pricing has been applied to the Sun Fire V40z servers with AMD Opteron 850, 852 and 870 CPU options.
    EOL for Brocade 12000 Fibre Channel Port Blade
    Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director Named as Replacement

    The Brocade 12000 Fibre Channel Port Blade is being replaced by the Brocade SilkWorm 24000 Director, which is now the primary director product from Brocade. The last order date is set for October 28, 2005, the last ship date is January 27, 2006 and end of service life is January 27, 2011.

    New and Repriced Hardware Spare Parts
    For Sun Blade, Sun Fire and Sun StorEdge Systems

    Sun's new and repriced spare parts for the end of July and early August have been released, appealing to customers interested in Sun Blade, Sun Fire and Sun StorEdge hardware. Sun hardware spare parts have incorporated the latest design improvements by Sun engineering and are verified by extensive factory testing to minimize compatibility problems.

    Unified Sun Hardware Knowledge Module for Patrol Update Release
    Extends Range of Sun Systems ProActively Monitored
    Customers using BMC PATROL monitoring and management software for their Sun environments may be interested in the new Unified Sun Knowledge Module (KM) for PATROL. This updated release extends the range of Sun systems that can be monitored by this KM and includes support for systems running the Sun Cluster software, version 3.1
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