The launch of the new Sun[sm] Partner Advantage Program , which will be replacing the Sun iForce[sm] Partner Program, tops this week's News section. Sun's technology and other donations to the areas in the United States ravaged by Hurricane Katrina  is also making news, as is an IDC study examining the impact multicore processing will have on the IT industry .
Updates for the Financial Services market includes Sun's launch of a Consolidated Payments Architecture  and a Transaction Control Monitor solution .
Interest in the Developer Collaboration feature of the NetBeans[tm] 4.1 platform has generated a new community project to further advance this technology .
In Storage, Mark Canepa talks about Sun's strategy following the StorageTek acquisition . Announcements include the new Sun StorEdge[tm] 5310 NAS Gateway system .
Several articles on the early access release of the Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 8 , ,  are in this week's edition, that also includes an article on maximizing SSL with the Sun Java[tm] System Application Server 8.1 
The Server section reports on a new performance benchmark with SPARCR servers running the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS)  and enhancements for midrange servers with firmware release 5.19.0 .
OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 is available for download , which eWeek did and now offers a review . The FOSS section also covers Sun's retirement of its Industry Standards Source License .
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