This week's news includes stories on the release of specs for UltraSPARCR 2005 , the opening of a new Center for Technology Governance and Complaince , the launch of a partnership between Sun and three Indian firms to foster the migration to SolarisTM 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) .
Marc Tremblay shares his views on the future of server chips from Sun in features , and Jonathan Schwartz lays out his expectations for the business year . Sun CIO Bill Vass extols the virtues of Open Source , and readers unfamiliar with OpenSPARC will find information of interest . Finally, Mark Hapner discusses the role of SOA in the lives of JavaTM technology developers .
The Beta download of JavaTM Platform, Standard Edition 6 (JavaTM 6 SE)is announced , and some details are offered about the new features of the forthcoming version of Mustang . Information is included on yet another imminent release, namely JavaTM 2 Platform, Micro Edition (JavaTM ME), and a new book on Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) is announced .
New benchmarks have been set by UltraSPARCR IV+ Sun FireTM servers , and the new Sun FireTM servers featuring CoolThreadsTM technology are discussed . There is an article on Symantec's support for the Sun FireTM X64 server family  and a discussion of standardization , all in the server section.
New self-placed SolarisTM OS training packages are now available , as are Sun Career Accelerator Packages that now feature eligibility for a free Apple iPod Nano . There are now also two new storage management courses , and there are also four new Sun eLibraries for developers .
The Sun UltraTM 40 and Sun UltraTM 45 Workstations are featured in the workstation section , along with stories on the new benchmarks set by the Sun Ultra 40 and Sun UltraTM 20 Workstations  and an article on the attractive features available with the Sun Ultra 40 Workstation . Finally, the move to Sun RayTM ultra-thin client technology by the Dutch city of Groningen is discussed .
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