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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.

Java Technology
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Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 Beta Available as Download
Features Enhanced Web Services, Diagnostics, Desktop Functionality
The Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6), or Project Mustang as it is code named, is ready for download as a Beta release from http://java.sun.com/javase/6. The new version of Java SE features enhanced functionality for web services, diagnostics and desktop applications. Sun expects to ship the final release of Java SE 6 the fall of 2006.
What to Expect in the Forthcoming Version of Mustang
A Peek Behind the Scenes of Java Platform Standard Edition

The Sun desktop Java client group has provided a preview of the forthcoming version of the Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), highlighting some of the new features and functionality of Mustang, as the release is code named, in "Update: Desktop Java Features in Mustang."

Sun Announces Forthcoming Release of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition
New Sun, Openwave Alliance to Benefit Mass Market Mobile Users

Developers can expect a new version of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) by mid-2006, and handsets that feature applications built with the new version should debut either by the end of 2006 or early 2007, wrote Nancy Gohring for IDG News Service. Eric Chu, senior director of mobile and embedded systems at Sun made the announcement at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

"POJOs in Action"
Author Chris Richardson Reports EJB Has Been Redeemed
"POJOs in Action" is Chris Richardson's latest book, which has been published by Manning. Richardson brings developers the good news that Plain Old Java Objects (POJOs) now work with Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB), just as they do with such other lightweight technologies as Hibernate, Spring, JDO and iBATIS.
Training
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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.

Servers
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UltraSPARC IV+ Sun Fire Servers Continue Setting Benchmarks
Customers Recognize Value, Upgrading for Performance and Scalability
Sun Fire servers with UltraSPARC IV+ processors are setting records in performance and being recognized by the market with customers adopting Sun's new server line, the company announced. The UltraSPARC IV+ 64-bit 1.5 GHz processor comes with 2 MB on-chip L2 cache, an off-chip 32 MB L3 cache and uses the latest 90 nanometer process technology.
"SWaP Up: Inside New Sun Fire Servers with CoolThreads Technology"
Sun Net Talk Takes Listeners Inside These Sun Servers

Sun is presenting a Net Talk on Demand highlighting its Sun Fire servers and CoolThreads technology. Sun engineers discuss the eight-core, 32-thread UltraSPARC processor and explain how the eco-responsible CoolThreads technology surpasses the competition on the SWaP (space, watts, performance) metric by registering five times the performance, one-fifth the energy and one-fourth the space.

Symantec Supports Sun Fire x64 Servers
Milestone in Companies' Strategic Collaboration
The strategic collaboration between Sun and Symantec has been taken a step further with the latter committing to broaden its support of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) on the Sun Fire x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers powered by AMD Opteron processors.
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