Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

A Closer Look at Using OpenSolaris - Don't Blame the Printer

Wondering if a printer will work with OpenSolaris? The Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) on BigAdmin includes a list for printers known to work with OpenSolaris. The Observatory blog explains that we need more HCL submissions from you.

Monday Dec 28, 2009

Using the MilaX Live CD for Failsafe Booting on SPARC Machines

This BigAdmin community tech tip describes how to convert the MilaX Live CD to a failsafe image for a Solaris installation on SPARC machines.

Thursday Dec 10, 2009

How to Set Keyboard Layouts Explicitly in the OpenSolaris OS

Need to control which keyboard layout is selected for a system that runs the OpenSolaris OS? Check out this tech tip, which describes how to manually configure the keyboard layout.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

Hardware Compatibility List for Virtualization Platforms

The new Virtualization HCL on BigAdmin lists virtualization platforms (such as VMware and Sun VirtualBox) that are compatible with the OpenSolaris OS and the Solaris OS. For details, see the BigAdmin blog entry, "Are you bored with the BigAdmin HCL?"

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

Sun Studio Blogging Contest Winner

In his blog entry, Sandeep Koranne, one of our contest winners, describes how Sun Studio 12 compilers are used to engineer a complex, innovative discrete geometry algorithmic application.

Friday Oct 16, 2009

HPC Profiling with the Sun Studio Performance Tools

Sun Microsystems' Marty Itzkowitz and Yukon Maruyama describe how to use the Sun Studio Performance Tools to understand the performance issues in single-threaded, multi-threaded, OpenMP, and MPI applications, and the techniques used to profile them. This paper was originally presented at the Third Parallel Tools Workshop held in Dresden, Germany in September.

Tuesday Oct 13, 2009

Getting Started With the OpenSolaris OS

In this article, OpenSolaris expert Brian Leonard explains how to get started with the OpenSolaris operating system.

Tutorial: DTrace by Example

This tutorial uses DTrace, a powerful diagnostic tool introduced in the Solaris 10 OS, to analyze several applications and shows how its use can improve performance.

Friday Oct 09, 2009

Join Us at Oracle OpenWorld 2009

Meet key Sun Studio engineers in our booth in the Exhibition Hall and learn about the latest innovations in Sun Studio software. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Oct 06, 2009

Free Event: Solaris Security Summit on Nov. 3rd

Join us at the Solaris Security Summit on Tues. Nov 3rd, co-located with USENIX LISA in Baltimore, Maryland.

Monday Sep 28, 2009

Tutorial: DTrace by Example

This tutorial uses DTrace, a powerful diagnostic tool introduced in the Solaris 10 OS, to analyze several applications and shows how its use can improve performance.

Friday Sep 25, 2009

Deploying Joomla! CMS on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage Systems

A BigAdmin deployment guide covers installing and configuring the Joomla! Content Management System with Sun's Unified Storage systems. This scenario uses Sun Storage 7110 Unified Storage System (version 2009.Q2) and Sun servers running the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release with PHP, MySQL, and Apache web server.

Friday Sep 18, 2009

Video Tutorials: An Introduction to Parallel Computing

Ruud van der Pas discusses tuning for performance using Sun Studio tools, and the challenges brought on by today's new chip architectures in this seven-part video series.

Thursday Sep 17, 2009

Now Available - Sun Studio 12 Update 1 Multi-Language Release

The Sun Studio 12 Update 1 release is now available for download in Simplified Chinese, Japanese, and English.

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