Thursday Dec 18, 2008

Consolidating Oracle Siebel CRM 8 on a Single Sun SPARC Enterprise Server

This Sun BluePrints article discusses a Sun proof-of-concept solution for consolidating Siebel Web, Gateway, Application, and Database tiers on a single Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server, which can reduce the number of physical machines needed to deploy applications and scale well, even with workloads of up to 14,000 users.

Wednesday Dec 17, 2008

Community Tech Tip: Using On-the-Fly Decompression for UFS File Systems

This tech tip describes using the new fiocompress and dcfs utilities in the Solaris 10 10/08 OS for SPARC platforms to create compressed files on UFS file systems. New from Bernd Schemmer on the BigAdmin community wiki: This is draft documentation by a user.

Friday Dec 05, 2008

Application Performance for Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series Servers

This Sun BluePrints article discusses how the features and characteristics of Sun SPARC Enterprise M-Series servers, their processors, and their I/O subsystems impact application performance.

Thursday Nov 13, 2008

Blog on UltraSPARC T1 and T2 Performance

Dennis Sheahan writes about the architecture of the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server in this blog entry.

Saturday Oct 25, 2008

Sun BluePrints Article: Deploy Sugar CRM Software on Logical Domains

This article describes how to deploy Sugar Customer Relationship Management software using Logical Domains and a Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 server to create a scalable platform.

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

Solaris 10 Applications: 11,344 and Counting

Check out the Solaris 10 Applications Library on BigAdmin. As of today, you can find 11,344 total Solaris 10 applications.

Monday Oct 13, 2008

Virtual Tour of Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server

The new Sun SPARC Enterprise T5440 Server is a 4-socket, 256-thread server based on Sun's open-source CMT architecture, with all the scalability and RAS features of the traditional midrange. Take a virtual tour.

Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

Creating & Burning a DVD or CD With Solaris 9 OS on SPARC Platforms

Need to burn a lot of data, say, 4 Gbytes, to a DVD? This tech tip from the community offers a way to create an ISO file, and then burn the file to the DVD-RW drive (even though the cdrw command suggests it handles only CDs).

Monday Jul 28, 2008

Seeking Student for OpenSPARC/Haskell Project

Haskell.org and Sun Microsystems are proud to announce a joint project to exploit the high-performance capabilities of Sun's latest multicore OpenSPARC systems.

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Thursday Jul 24, 2008

Just Released: OpenSPARC T2 Processor, version 1.1

This new multi-core microprocessor design is licensed under GPLv2. Download it for free now.

Monday Jul 07, 2008

Resources for Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 and T5240 Servers

Sys admin resources and documentation are now available for these servers. These 1U and 2U dual-socket servers use Sun's UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor with CoolThreads technology.

Friday Apr 11, 2008

Meet the New Dual-Socket Sun Servers

Check out a 360-degree tour, developer video, or engineer chat. BTW, admins can try these systems free for 60 days.

 - Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 Server
 - Sun SPARC Enterprise T5240 Server

Wednesday Sep 12, 2007

Looking for Hardware?

The UltraSPARC T2 is the industry's fastest, most energy-efficient, general purpose processor. Each of its 64 threads can operate as a separate domain or "computer within a computer," with broad applicability for computing, networking, storage, virtualization and other specialized functions. Prices starting well below $1,000, and licensing options wide open for derivative works.

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