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Sun Backs Standard Metric to Measure Servers' Energy Efficiency
EPA, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, AMD Join in to Define Standard
Sun is working to define a standard metric to measure the energy efficiency of servers so consumers can have an easy comparative analysis on the energy efficiency of each different server make and model before they invest. The company hosted a recent working group to outline this metric. Guests included the EPA, Lawrence Berkeley Labs and chipmaker AMD.
UltraSPARC T1 Processor Earns 2006 Environment Prize
Named "Product with Less Environmental Impact"
Sun's UltraSPARC T1 Processor won a 2006 Environment Prize with its being named "Product with Less Environmental Impact" for typically consuming no more than 70 watts of energy, which is less than half the energy used by other processors in the same category.
Sun's Latest Technologies for Media, Entertainment, Broadcasting
Solutions Target Next-Generation Multi-Format Content Delivery
Sun announced a series of open standards-based products, technologies and solutions designed for media, entertainment and broadcast companies to manage and distribute digital content to next-generation multiple platforms. This announcement coincides with the annual National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) being held through April 27 in Las Vegas.
Over a Thousand Applications Shipping with Solaris 10 OS
Save Money and Stay Competitive with Sun Partners' Software Solutions
The Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) has a thousand plus software solutions offered by Sun's partners that are designed to help customers save money and stay ahead of their competition. As of March 31, 2006, these Solaris OS solutions numbered 1253 applications currently shipping on Solaris 10 OS (SPARC Platform Edition) and 712 applications currently shipping on Solaris 10 OS x64.
Sun Expert Exchange Addresses Sun Fire T2000 Server
Grill Sun Engineers and Professionals on the Eco-responsible Server

Register for a live one-hour Q&A chat with Sun engineers and professionals who will be discussing the Sun Fire T2000 server powered by the new UltraSPARC T1 processor and CoolThreads technology in a Sun Expert Exchange Forum schedule for April 26 at 10 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. GMT.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 97 Issue 5. Vol 98 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:

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Updates to Sun StorageTek Enterprise Storage Manager Family
Includes Business Analytics 5.0 and Operations Manager 4.1
Sun has updated its Sun StorageTek Enterprise Storage Manager portfolio with new features to its Sun StorageTek Business Analytics 5.0 and Sun StorageTek Operations Manager 4.1 software. These upgraded solutions provide customers with enhanced functionality to more efficiently manage their storage infrastructure to meet business objectives, Sun reports.
Version 4, Update 5 of Sun StorEdge SAM-FS and QFS
New Release Offers Easier File System and Archiving Management
Version 4, Update 5 of the Sun StorEdge SAM-FS storage archive manager software and Sun StorEdge QFS shared file system has added new features to provide greater end-to-end reliability, easier file system and archiving management and increased support for Sun storage.
Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager 5.0
New OS Support, GUI Functions and More

Sun has released version 5.0 of its Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager (HDvM) software. Designed for the Sun StorEdge 9900 family of systems, this software update will appeal to customers who would like to streamline the management of their provisioning activities and replication activities.

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software Reaching End of Life
Newer Generation of Software to Replace Products

Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Software has reached its end of life with new generations of software set to replace these outgoing products that include the SDLM (Dynamic Link Manager) v3.0 to v5.5; HDvM (Device Manager) v2.3 to v4.2; HTnM (Tuning Manager) v3.0 to v4.1; HPtM (Protection Manager) v4.1; among others.

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Taking Advantage of Java DB at the Desktop
Demo Shows How to Work with Java DB as an Embedded Database

John O'Conner's Sun Developer Network piece "Using Java DB in Desktop Applications" argues for the use of this commonly available feature that is distributed with the Sun Java Enterprise System and the Sun Java System Application Server, as well as the NetBeans IDE.

Extending the Operations Support Systems Common API
Saves Wasteful Duplication of Interfaces and Classes

Vincent Perrot and Stuart Clements have written a guide called "Bootstrap Interfaces Definition by Leveraging OSS Common JSR Design and Shared Entities" that deals with ways to extend the OSS Common API so as to avoid the unnecessary and wasteful duplication of the base interfaces and classes, such as data types and exception definitions.

Using Language Linkage to Resolve Problems with Mixed Code
How to Prevent the Mangling of the Name Greet in C/C++ Programming

There are abundant examples of code in Giri Mandalika's Sun Developer Network article entitled "Mixed-Language Programming and External Linkage." The article demonstrates how using linkage allows a simple C++ program to work that would otherwise fail.

"Realtime Form Validation Using AJAX"
Explains Validation Procedures Without HTML Page Refresh

In his Sun Developer Network piece entitled "Realtime Form Validation Using AJAX," Greg Murray addresses the problem of validating form data that requires server-side logic without having to refresh the HTML page. He discusses the use of JavaScript in this validation.

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