With the upcoming September 12th Network Computing '05 Q3 from Sun, Executive Vice President of Sun's Scalable Systems Group David Yen spoke with System News Editor-in-Chief and CTO John J. McLaughlin regarding some of the anticipated major launches expected in the company's system hardware .
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Major announcements this past week from Sun include the completed acquisitions of both StorageTek  and SeeBeyond ; a joint initiative with InstantDX to create an electronic health information network ; and articles on financial services companies ING  and NASD , detailing their recent implementations of Sun technologies.
Don't forget the Ninth Jini[tm] Community Meeting is coming up in October .
Senior VP Mark Bauhaus explains the benefits expected from Sun's acquisition of SeeBeyond  in the Features section that also includes insight on Java[tm] technology's move into the Asia-Pacific market , how Sun's iWork program is helping the company save millions  and Sun Labs work on Small Programmable Object Technology .
The just released Sun Java[tm] Integration Suite  tops the Software section, which also details the availability and features in the Solaris[tm] Security Toolkit 4.2 ; how Solaris[tm] Zones and Resource Management can be used to achieve higher levels of consolidation and system utilization ; and how the Sun N1[tm] Grid Engine 6 software's cluster queues and host groups assist in streamlining administration and easing implementation .
In Workstations, new services have been announced for the Sun Ultra[tm] 20 ; promotional pricing for the Sun Ray[tm] 170 Ultra-thin client ; and a PXE-enabled card is now an option with Sun Java[tm] workstations .
JavaSever[tm] Faces technology reference implementation is being open sourced under the CDDL . The OpenCable application platform is opening new avenues for pioneering Java[tm] developers . Plus, business component and client developers may be interested in signing up for the "Developing Java Web Services" course .
Sun's new developer workstation, the Sun Ultra 20, is available free with the purchase of Sun support services . Developers with skilled knowledge of the Solaris OS and Sun [tm] Studio tools are invited to share their expertise in exchange for "bucks" . Sun Studio Compiler for Linux OS is available in an alpha release . Finally, read how JXTA[tm] technology can restore the Internet to its original proposition .
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