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UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API Specs Release
Provides the Capability to Port Linux to the CoolThreads Architecture
As announced last week by Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco, Sun has released the UltraSPARC Architecture 2005 and HyperVisor API specifications under its OpenSPARC initiative - the open source project for Sun's UltraSPARC T1 processor - and declared it will be licensed under the GPL.
High Availability & Disaster Recovery
Q&A with Sun Expert Exchange - March 2nd 2006
Maybe it's a hurricane. It could be a tornado or earthquake. Someday, a disaster could run your data center into the ground and result in millions of dollars in losses. Is your organization prepared?

Find out how the Sun Java Availability Suite can help ensure business continuity with this Sun Expert Exchange -- an interactive Q&A forum that lets you ask your own questions of Sun experts and communicate with peers. Learn about:

  • 24/7 high availability for disasters, failures, wide area outages, or maintenance
  • Sun Cluster Geographic Edition for unlimited distance support
  • Tested agents for over 50 popular applications

Attend the live chat, then get a complimentary white paper packed with highlights and details on the Sun Java Availability Suite.

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Guard Against Disaster with Sun Java Availability Suite

Center for Technology Governance and Compliance to Open
Sun and Deloitte Team to Help Customers Meet Regulatory Compliance Demands

A new Center for Technology Governance and Compliance (CTGC) co-developed by Sun and Deloitte Consulting LLP is designed to provide customers with a framework that will bring together Deloitte's professional services with assorted Sun hardware and software to combat regulatory compliance demands.

Sun Partners with Indian Trio TCS, Wipro and Satyam
To Help with Migration to Solaris 10 Operating System

Sun will be partnering with Indian IT trio TCS, Wipro and Satyam to help in the migration of proprietary data center environments to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), reported NewKerala.com. Sun and partners will help customers move from systems such as HP-UX, IBM-AIX and commercial distributions of Linux, said Sun Marketing Director K P Unnikrishnan.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 96 Issues 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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Jonathan Schwartz Outlines his View of the Coming Year
Customer Awareness, Social Infrastructure, Identity Management Loom Large
Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz spoke with a group of eWEEK editors, among them Eric Lundquist, who wrote up the interview in which the Sun president outlined his priorities for the year.
Inside the Sun Discovery Cluster
Make Science Sizzle
In this Sun Net Talk, Andy Bechtolsheim - Sun Founder and Chief Architect - and other Sun technical experts discuss Sun's Discovery Cluster - a system expressly designed to meet the demands of compute intensive R&D environments, and at a fraction of current market costs. But don't take our word for it - check out the benchmark results for yourself.
A Glance at the Future of Server Chips from Sun's Marc Tremblay
Sun Bets on the UltraSPARC T1 Processor
If anyone can speak with authority on the future of server chips, that person is Marc Tremblay, Sun fellow, VP and chief architect for Sun's Scalable Systems Group. Tremblay recently shared his views with Jay Lyman of TecNewsWorld.
The Importance of SOA for Java Technology Developers
Sun Distinguished Engineer Mark Hapner Spreads the 'Message'
Sun Distinguished Engineer Mark Hapner cleared the air on the subject of "The Importance of SOA for Java Technology Developers" when he was interviewed by Janice J. Heiss for the Sun Developer Network.
Sun CIO Bill Vass Champions Open Source
Highlights Advantages, Notes Industry Shift Away from Proprietary Solutions
Sun CIO Bill Vass voiced his enthusiasm for open-source technology recently on ComputerWorld, where he wrote about the "other half," as he calls those users who have adopted open-source solutions in their enterprises. Clearly, in his rosy view of the prospects for open source, readers will find nothing but optimism for the future of open source and its community.
A Brief Look at the OpenSPARC Project and What it Could Mean to You
Good Starting Point for Those Curious About Open Source

Readers with an interest in open-source technologies but who have yet to make the commitment to one might find it interesting to have a look at "What OpenSPARC Means to You." Developers, users, OEMs and silicon providers will all find information of interest.

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New Self-Paced Solaris OS Training Packages
For System and Network Administrators
Four new self-paced Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) training packages complementing the latest Sun technologies have been released by Sun for System and Network Administrators. Each training package, available for both x64 and SPARC environments, comes as a collection of courses in CD-ROM format.
Select Sun CAPs and Training Now Offer a Free Apple iPod Nano
Qualifying Courses Must be Purchased by April 14, 2006

Now through April 14, 2006, Sun is giving away Apple iPod nanos with the purchase of select Career Accelerator Packages (CAPs) or two qualifying Sun training courses. Sun CAPs help ease the learning and certification process by providing a combination of classroom training, online practice exams and the actual certification exam in one simple package.

Two New Storage Management Courses
Target Sun StorEdge 6920 System and VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1
System and network administrators responsible for managing and implementing storage environments may be interested in two new storage management training courses offered by Sun that target the Sun StorEdge 6920 System and VERITAS Volume Manager 4.1. Training for both of these courses is instructor-led and requires a five-day commitment to complete the curriculum successfully.
Four New Sun eLibraries for Developers
Address Latest Java Platforms, Programming and Leadership Skills

Sun is introducing four new eLibraries for teams of 10 or more developers to assist with training as well as serve as a reference for development needs. eLibraries are collections of self-paced online web courses available from Sun on a subscription basis.

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