Wednesday Nov 04, 2009

Community Tech Tip: Bootable DVD or CD for Solaris 10 OS on x86 Platforms

A sys admin from the BigAdmin community posted this tech tip on our wiki. Here is one way to create a bootable DVD or CD for the Solaris 10 OS on x86 platforms, which you can then use for system recovery and bare-metal rebuilds.

Thursday Oct 29, 2009

Updated: Resources for Upgrading to the Solaris 10 OS

The BigAdmin Upgrade hub has lots of new info on how to move to the Solaris 10 OS. Find out why upgrading is a good idea, what you'll need to know, what to do with your legacy applications, and what resources are available.

Tuesday Oct 20, 2009

Want to Upgrade to the New Solaris 10 Release?

A blog entry by Bob Netherton, "What's New in Solaris 10 10/09," discusses new features in the Solaris 10 10/09 release and talks about improvements in the SVR4 package commands (for example, pkgadd, pkgrm, and pkginfo). Also, sun.com has good info on the Upgrade to Solaris 10 page, plus a list of new features in What's New in Solaris.

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.

Questions About the Solaris 10 OS?

BigAdmin has gathered lots of good info, including the Solaris 10 Resource Collection and the Installation/Upgrade Resource Collection. These collections are built from Sun, third-party, and community submissions. And you can browse through the Solaris
Information Center
, which links to Solaris 10 books, documentation, information on new features and installation, and more technical resources.

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!

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 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.

Friday Aug 14, 2009

A Simple Way to Get PHP Working Within Sun Web Server 7 on Solaris/RHEL

In this blog, learn how to get Sun Web Stack PHP installed on Solaris 10 or RHEL 5 and run a one-line configuration script to successfully configure Sun Java System Web Server 7 to execute PHP scripts.

Monday Aug 10, 2009

HPC Software Workshop 2009 and Advanced Seminars

Join us at the conference September 7-10 in Regensburg, Germany. There will be an HPC Parallel Programming Seminar and many sessions in the Developer Tools track to help you learn more about developing and deploying HPC applications.

Friday Jul 10, 2009

Solaris Application Memory Management

In this article, learn the basics of application memory management on Solaris, and avoid and resolve common memory usage problems.

Tuesday May 05, 2009

A Planning Guide for Moving to LDAP as Naming Service in the Solaris OS

Moving from Network Information Service (NIS) or NIS+ to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)? Read this article first. Topics include DIT design and implementation of a hybrid DIT.

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