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Sun's New Server Family Sets Seven Benchmark Records
Establishing New Industry Standard for Performance, Energy, Space Efficiency

The Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers feature the patented CoolThreads technology, which is the industry's first eight core, 32-thread processor. Based on the 9.6 GHz UltraSPARC T1 processor, code named Niagara, the new server family has achieved seven world-record benchmarks.

Sun Releases New Metric to Assess Server Efficiency, Effectiveness
Analyzes Space, Wattage and Performance of Datacenter Systems
As part of the Sun Network Computing 2005 Q4 (NC05Q4), Sun released a new SWaP (space, wattage and performance) metric that assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of rack-optimized server deployments in a datacenter. Sun's latest Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers with CoolThreads technology are the result of using SWaP as a design point.
Sun Fire T1000 Server with UltraSPARC T1 Processors
Delivers High Performance, Lower Energy Consumption, Space Efficiency
The Sun Fire T1000 server with CoolThreads technology features Chip Multithreading Technology UltraSPARC T1 processors for increased performance with a lower cost of ownership for a given application by reducing the amount of data center resources required to run that application.
Key Differences Between Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Servers
Brief Comparison of Sun's Eco-responsible Servers

Sun's new Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology deliver breakthrough performance with dramatic space and power efficiency. These servers, with the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and full protection plan, are ideal for all web-tier and app-tier environments. So, what are the key differences between the Sun Fire T1000 and Sun Fire T2000 servers?

Trade-up to Sun Fire T2000 Servers and Save 15% Off List Price
Deal Honored with Trade-in of Qualified HP, IBM or Dell Server

Interested in upgrading to the Sun Fire T2000 server powered by Chip Multithreading Technology UltraSPARC T1 processors with CoolThreads technology? Sun is making it easier by offering a 15 percent trade-up allowance off the list price of the Sun Fire T2000 server with three-year support included.

Sun Grid Storage Utility Introduces Two Storage Services
Eliminate Risks and Costs of Internal Backup and Archival Infrastructure

The Sun Grid Remote Backup and Restore Service (RBR) and Sun Grid Remote File Vault (RFV) are two new services for the Sun Grid Storage Utility that eliminate the risks and costs of internal backup and archival infrastructure and processes, while providing services that will scale with a customer's unique and evolving storage needs.

StorageTek Flexline 380 Enterprise Storage System
Joins Sun's Price List

The StorageTek FlexLine 380 storage system (FLX380) has been added to the Sun price list as the Sun FLX380 storage system, which is a midrange four Gb/s Fibre Channel system that is fully-featured, simple to use, scalable and delivers configuration flexibility.

Storage Acquisitions Augmenting Sun's Product Line
Disk Storage, Tape and Storage Software Technologies Strengthening

Chris Wood, CTO of Sun's storage and data management practice division, said at a press conference held in Singapore in late November that Sun will be augmenting the disk storage, tape and storage software technologies garnered from past company acquisitions, including those of StorageTek, reported Jeanne Lim with ZDNet Asia.

Sun StorEdge Application Module for Microsoft SQL Server
Depicts Dependencies of SQL Server Elements on SAN Infrastructure

A new module in the Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Management Advanced Applications (ESM AA) 4.0 suite of application modules automatically discovers Microsoft SQL Server instances, databases, database files and tables, and then leverages the suite's Application Explorer to graphically depict the dependencies of these SQL Server elements on the supporting SAN infrastructure.

Developer Community Invited to Try the Sun Grid for Free
Experience the Power of the Grid with 100 Free CPU Hours

Sun is offering developers 100 free CPU hours on the Sun Grid if they are or become involved in a Sun Grid Community project or a linked project from another community such as,,, NetBeans, OpenSolaris or Open Grid Engine. The Sun Grid is a public utility grid hosted by Sun.

Sun's Free Developer Help Beta Program
Get Expert Technical Help from Sun Engineers Within 24 Hours

Free expert assistance from Sun engineers is now available to developers using some Sun technologies through the new Developer Help Beta program, which provides diagnostic advice, sanity check on coding approach, workarounds to current problems, best practice guidance and pointers to relevant sample applications and documentation to address an issue.

Nuances of XML and Schema Namespaces
Sun Developer Network Article Provides Brief Overview

Although the new Sun Java Studio Enterprise technology preview release 11/05 does offer graphical editing and analysis capabilities for XML schemas, Chris Webster and Marina Sum still believe it is important for users to have a basic understanding of namespaces in XML schemas, which they address in the first of a two part article series.

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