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Jonathan Schwartz Named Sun CEO
Scott McNealy to Continue in Role as Sun Chairman
As part of a "carefully architected succession plan," Jonathan Schwartz has been named Sun's new CEO while Scott McNealy will continue in his role as Sun chairman as well as take on a new position as chairman of Sun Federal Inc. These changes were effective immediately upon the announcement, which was made on April 24, 2006.
Sun Reports Revenues Up 21% for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2006
Acquisitions and Growth in Traditional Markets Cited for Increase
Sun's fiscal third quarter that ended March 26, 2006, reported a 21 percent revenue increase with US$3.177 billion compared to $2.627 billion in the same period last year. The company's net loss for the three month period was $217 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with $28 million, or 1 cent, for the third quarter of fiscal 2005.
Sun Enterprise Migration Suite Announced
Answers Concerns on Potential Risks, Costs, Time for Complex Migrations
Sun has announced the upcoming release of the Sun Enterprise Migration Suite - a sequence of services designed to make it easier to move to the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and x64 server platforms. The suite utilizes formal methodologies and tools to help an enterprise's justification to migrate more accurate, flexible and robust.
Leading IT Vendors Launch the Green Grid Association
Goal to Lower Overall Consumption of Power in Data Centers
Sun has teamed with AMD, HP, IBM and Rackable Systems in launching the Green Grid - an association designed to assist IT professionals and data center managers create more energy-efficient data centers worldwide. The organization's goal is to lower the overall consumption of power in data centers.
Sun Fire X2100 Servers Set Records on MCAE Applications
32 Node Cluster Earns New Benchmarks on LS-DYNA and Fluent
Sun Fire X2100 servers have set two new world-record benchmarks for real-world mechanical computer-aided engineering (MCAE) applications. Its 32-node cluster powered by AMD's Opteron Model 156 processor, the highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron 100 series processor, has set records on both the LS-DYNA and Fluent benchmarks.
Oracle and Sun Team Up to Break SAP Benchmark Record
Beat Best Results Achieved by Microsoft SQL Server 2005i
Oracle Database 10g running on a Sun Fire E6900 with the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) have set a world record result on the SAP Transaction Banking (TRBK) Standard Application Benchmark, surpassing the best result of Microsoft SQL Server 2005i.
MySQL Database Demonstrates Preference for Solaris 10 OS
Benchmarks Shows up to 90% Faster Run on Sun's OS than Red Hat Linux
The open source MySQL 5.0.18 database running an online transaction processing (OLTP) workload on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and Sun Fire V40z servers executed functions up to 64 percent faster in read/write mode and up to 91 percent faster in read-only mode than Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server Edition OS.
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Vol 98 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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Oracle Database 10g Release 2 for Solaris 10 on x64 Platforms
Download Release Today
Sun and Oracle customers now have the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 available for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) on the x64 (x86, 64-bit) platform. This release gives customers even more flexibility to choose the type of environment that best fits their needs.
IDC White Paper Examines Sun Studio 11
Explores the Latest Features of this Next-generation of Development Tool
Business factors influencing organizations today in making the right IT decisions range from productivity and performance demands to agility and bottom-line value. These factors are important to businesses when selecting IT solutions. An IDC white paper assesses Sun Studio 11 and how it answers these business needs for C, C++ and Fortran environments.
Sun Studio Debugger: dbx
Interpreting and Fixing Error Messages with this Debugger

Error messages appearing with the Sun Studio debugger dbx could be due to a variety of issues, and Maxim Kartashev with Sun Microsystems Inc. presents a concise rundown on what various dbx error messages mean and how to resolve these issues in a Sun Developer Network article entitled, "Why Can't dbx Find My Function?"

Sun Studio Profile Feedback: Stages and Tips
Using the Feedback-based Optimization Technique

For better application performance, it is prudent to build them with profile feedback. However, having to build applications once to collect profile data and again to use the profile to generate optimal code is often a deterrent. A Sun Developer Article provides tips for easing the time and effort put into profile feedback builds.

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