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Connected Capitalism - The Drive Behind Sun's Open Source Strategy
Simon Phipps Talks with John J. McLaughin
Open source is about creating ubiquity, and the software it produces, as well as the individuals working on it, do not necessarily come without a price tag, clarified Sun's Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps during an interview with System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin.
IDC Study Explores Sun's Nauticus Acquisition
Sun's Timing Perfect; Now It Must Face the Competition
Sun's acquisition of Nauticus Networks' technology [12192] may have come just at the right time. An IDC report reveals expectations of the Layer 4-7 switch market to grow from USD$650 million in 2004 to $1 billion in 2009, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just over 9 percent.
Sun Names 18 Suppliers in 2005 Awards Program
AMD Earns Top Honor with Contribution to New Sun Fire x64 Line
Sun's 15th Annual Supplier Awards Program named Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) as Supplier of the Year for its contributions in delivering top quality technology and service to Sun customers. Other award categories recognizing top suppliers, who also offer Sun customers superior quality and value, include Best-in-Class and Meritorious Performance.
Sun Selects Russian City for Expansion
200 Employees May Be Added to St. Petersburg's Center

Sun's center in St. Petersburg has been chosen as one of a possible four expected to be expanding within the next 10 months, announced Sun representatives at a news conference in the Russian city held early in September. This expansion could see approximately 200 employees added to the Russian center's roster.

Sun Engineer Honored by MIT's Technology Review
Bryan Cantrill's Work on Solaris 10 OS Recognized

MIT's magazine of innovation "Technology Review" selected Sun Senior Staff Engineer Bryan Cantrill as one of 35 young innovators under the age of 35 who exemplify the spirit of contemporary innovation in technology. The "Technology Review 35" (TR35) recognizes individuals that have the potential to profoundly impact the world.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 91 Issue 1, 2, and 3

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 Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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Sun Announces 1.5GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Uniboards
Delivers up to 50-80% Increased Throughput
Sun will be releasing new 1.5GHz UltraSPARC IV+ Uniboards supported across its entire midrange and high-end server line in the next few weeks. These uniboards are designed to allow Sun Fire servers to deliver up to 50-80 percent increased throughput over the UltraSPARC IV-based servers and 3-3.5 times the throughput of the UltraSPARC III-based systems.
New Alloy Design for the Sun Rack Cabinets
Functional Improvements with Aesthetic Appeal

Sun customers, partners and resellers who need to rack and power their data center network products and are looking to simplify and speed deployment of new systems may want to consider the new alloy look design of Sun Rack Cabinets. These will be generally available October 13th.

New High-performance Low-latency Network Fabric Interconnects
Sun IB Switch 9p and Sun Dual Port 4x IB Host Channel Adapter PCI-X

Sun is announcing the Sun InfiniBand (IB) Switch 9p and Sun Dual Port 4x IB Host Channel Adapter PCI-X. Based on 4x(10Gbps) IB technology, these Sun hardware products now offer customers the ability to scale horizontally in clustered configurations without losing performance.

New and Repriced Sun Hardware Spare Parts
Includes Products for the Sun Fire V440 Server and More

Recent releases of new and repriced Sun hardware spare parts include CPU motherboards for the Sun Fire V440 server and Sun StorEdge disk drives. These Sun products incorporate design improvements by Sun engineering and have been updated to reflect the latest revisions.

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