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UltraSPARC T1 Processor with CoolThreads Technology
World's First High Performance, Energy Efficient Processor
Sun's Niagara chip has been given its official name - the UltraSPARC T1 - and it is expected to debut by the end of this year in a new line of Sun Fire servers. This chip is what Sun terms the world's first eco-responsible processor, meaning it could help slash power requirements and carbon dioxide emissions.
Sun Reveals Latest HPC Tools and Applications at Supercomputing 2005
Solutions Maximize Sun Fire x64 Servers, Solaris 10 OS
Several new high performance computing (HPC) programs, tools and applications for x64 and SPARC processor-based Sun Fire servers running the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) were announced by Sun at Supercomputing 2005 held this past week in Seattle, Wash. From per teraflop ordering to an early access Sun HPC ClusterTools 6, Sun's announcements garnered attention.
Japan's Largest Supercomputer to be Built on a Foundation of Sun
Grid-based Supercomputer to Expand to Over 100 TeraFLOPS
The Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) is creating Japan's largest supercomputer based on Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers with 10,480 AMD Opteron processor cores that total over 50 trillion floating point operations per second (teraflops). Using Sun's N1 System Manager and N1 Grid Engine, the system will support Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Linux.
New Sun Solution Center for High Performance Computing
Making HPC Practical and Attainable for a Variety of Customers, Partners

A new Sun Solution Center for High Performance Computing (HPC) is now opened in Hillsboro, Ore., offering customers access to scientists and algorithm experts who specialize in developing and deploying large-scale HPC solutions as well as Sun's x64 (x86, 64-bit) and SPARC processor-based systems.

Taking Eco-Responsibility to the Industry
Sun Partners with EPA to Host Conferences on Sustainable Computing

Sun is launching a series of high-level conferences to engage industry and government leaders in support of eco-responsibility. Sun has been working to reduce the energy demands of computing and the environmental impact of networking for years as evidenced from its servers to thin client desktops and grid computing, to commute-free remote access work environments for employees.

Top 75 Articles for Vol 92, October 2005
Most Comprehensive Newsletter Covering Sun Microsystems

Each week we publish articles in a number of sections. Your newsletter contains just the sections that you have enabled in your profile. Last month, October 2005, had 4 weekly issues in which we published 98 articles in 24 sections.

The 10 most popular articles, based on Web page views by logged in subscribers, were:

  • Andy Bechtolsheim Shares His Views on Galaxy [15218]
  • "Sun Fire X4100 and X4200 Server Architectures" [15145]
  • In This Corner, Sun and Google; In the Other, MICROSOFT [15263]
  • Google Transitions to Tiger - J2SE 5.0 [15216]
  • "Utility Tools for Management of Solaris Containers" [15214]
  • Taking Advantage of the Security Features in the Solaris 10 OS [15195]
  • New for the Enterprise: Sun Fire x64 Industry Standard Servers [15244]
  • Sun to Offer Google Toolbar with JRE Downloads [15246]
  • Sun Grid Successfully Completes Trial Deployment [15248]
  • The Architectural Approach to Service Oriented Architectures [15202]

The web version of this article contains the list of the 75 most popular articles.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 92 Issue 4, Vol 93 Issues 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 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:

Share Your Experience with the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8
Win a Sun Ultra 20 Workstation
Here's something that should be of interest to developers using the Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 IDE development platform: Let James Gosling know how this IDE helped you create an innovative solution and make yourself eligible to win one of the 20 Sun Ultra 20 Workstations being offered as prizes.
Building Web-service Clients in Sun Java Studio Enterprise
Using JAX-RPC or Java Platform, Enterprise Edition Models
Building web-service clients is a necessary part of accessing web services. Rico Cruz and Marina Sum show how users can build web-service clients in the Sun Java Studio Enterprise solution using the example of Currency Exchange Rate on This solution returns the conversion rate between the currencies of any two countries entered by the user.
Mustang's System Tray Functionality
Allows for Accessing, Customizing this Specialized Area
Java Platform, Standard Edition 6.0 (Java SE), Mustang, enables access to the system tray using two separate classes in the java.awt package, both of which provide the ability to add graphics, popup menus and floating tip functionality to the system tray, according to Robert Eckstein, in a Sun Developer Network article.
"Mutual Authentication for Web Services: A Live Example"
Putting Adventure Builder to Work in the Supply Chain Environment

Mark Basler and Marina Sum have written a helpful guide to the implementation of mutual authentication that underlies secure web services using Adventure Builder. Adventure Builder employs the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 1.4 platform to meet the need for secure communications with external entities that users of supply-chain applications require.

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