Monday, July 24, 2006

Top 10 Articles from Last Issue

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 the last issue:

Top Ten Articles for Vol 101 Issue 2

  • World's First Hybrid Data Server Sun Fire X4500 Server Ideal for High-bandwidth Applications [16716]
  • Sun Fire X4600 Server: 4-Way Server Provides Huge Consolidation Benefits [16718]
  • Sun Blade 8000 Modular System Supports Linux, Windows or Solaris OS [16717]
  • Installation Guide for Solaris 10 OS 0/06 [16696]
  • Improving Single-threaded Web Server Performance Using Zones in the Solaris 10 OS [16695]
  • Sun Ups Trade-in Allowances on Sun Fire V210, V240 Servers [16691]
  • Sun Upgrade Advantage Program for Sun x64 Servers [16692]
  • Trade Up from SGI and Save [16690]
  • Sun Fire X4100 Server Benchmark in Decision Support/Data Warehousing [16706]
  • Sun and Imation to Jointly Develop Sun StorageTek T9840 Tape Drive [16694]

Vol 101, Issue 3: July 17th— July 23rd, 2006

Following up on last week's announcement from Sun of their new AMD based servers and the new blade server, we delve more deeply into the technical specs of the Sun Fire X4600 server (see article [16468]) and the Sun Blade 8000 [16719]. New promotions for these servers provide even more incentives ([17623] and [16721]).

Sun also continues to expand its presence in the storage market by making their Sun StorageTek products more available [16746].

Java technology developers can take advantage of a free online course in AJAX, starting August 4th [16743].

Ron Goldman continues his discussion of the values of open source [16720]. The OASIS organization has ratified a new standard to improve communications for emergency response workers [16698].

AMD and partners design systems to keep the Canadian Hockey League's web site in top shape [16616] while Sun and AMD recount how their relationship evolved into the dynamic powerhouse it is today [16617]. If you are looking for examples of how others are harnessing the power of grid technology, see AMD and Altair's success story [16578] in this week's AMD section


Monday, July 17, 2006

Generating the newsletter in PDF

When you are a subscriber to "System News for Sun Users", you can use this link: Generate a Custom PDF of this Issue to create a very nice printable version of the newsletter. Note that the link has the volume and issue built into it. If you go to the main website, you will be able to use the "Generate a Custom PDF" to make a PDF of the current issue.

Volume 101, Issue 2

Sun showcased new Sun x64 enterprise systems powered by the AMD Opteron processor: the Sun Fire X4600 server (the world's first 16-way x64 server in a single 4U chassis, see article [16718]), the Sun Fire X4500 server (the world's first hybrid server, see [16716]), and the Sun Blade 8000 blade (modular for investment protection, see [16717]).

While the energy savings of the servers is just one of their many features, Sun's eco-responsibility is built into its philosophy and hardware from the ground up [16671]. "Try before you buy" is still the mantra with more servers on the promotion list [16692] and [16691]. Telecom customers can see what the Netra 1290 server had to offer [16705] in this week's Telco section, which also discusses the challenges of merging OSS after an acquisition [16704].

We bring you news from around the world on Sun's efforts in the education field [16701] and [16702]. Also check out our software articles and developer tips.