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28 Sep 2009 Consolidate and Virtualize for Cost Savings [22294]
IT Director's Guide Provides Specific Examples

A Sun-sponsored IT director's guide asserts consolidating systems onto the latest server technology and utilizing virtualization techniques will give enterprises increased efficiency, performance and flexibility while lowering costs. In twelve pages, this guide entitled "Reducing Costs by Improving Server Performance" offers what it states is proof that consolidation works, and focuses on Sun servers with CoolThreads technology and Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers as solutions that can bring these claims to reality.
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14 Sep 2009 Fast, Energy-Efficient Web Portal on Sun GlassFish Platform [22202]
Scalability and Reliability Lead French Radio Broadcaster to Sun Technologies

Needing to completely rebuild its Windows-based Web portal and ASP.NET-based applications to support a larger audience with new services, radio broadcaster RTL France began shopping around for a cost-effective, energy-efficient, and easy to manage IT environment that would be reliable and scalable. Open source solutions were its preference. RTL France decided to build a new portal infrastructure using Sun CoolThreads and x64 servers, running Solaris 10. For its applications, Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server proved fast and scalable.
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18 Aug 2009 Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) 3.0 for Sun Servers [22149]
Embedded into New Sun Platforms Complete with Network and Serial Ports

Integrated Lights Out Management (ILOM) is system management firmware that is preinstalled on some Sun servers that enables users to actively manage and monitor components installed in the server. ILOM provides a browser-based interface and a command-line interface, as well as SNMP and IPMI interfaces. The latest version is 3.0 and its been updated in its security, scalability, User Interface (UI) performance, power monitoring, serviceability and system administration and management from the previous 2.0 version.
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14 Aug 2009 Windows on Sun Fire X4600 M2 Sets World Record Results [22102]
New Price-Performance Mark on TPC-H Benchmark

A recent TPC-H benchmarking exercise at the 300GB scale factor involving Windows running on the Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server resulted in 2.80 $/QphH@300GB (USD) price-performance. The benchmarking employed Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 Enterprise database along with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating system. Similar benchmarking results were obtained for the HP DL785 and the IBM x3950 M2. This result is 14% better price performance than the HP DL785 result.
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31 Jul 2009 Sun Designs High Performance Grid Computing System for UNC [22019]
HPC Biomedical Image Analysis System Satisfies Researchers Need for Speed

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) is a leading research university which recently turned to Sun to help design a high-performance biomedical image analysis system. The university selected Sun because it could provide a more customized solution and better support for image-intensive applications. The UNC-CH grid is called the Biomedical Analysis and Simulation Supercomputer (BASS) system, which integrates Sun Fire servers, StorageTek systems and management tools with NVIDIA visual computing systems.
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