Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 Available Now

Solaris Cluster is a multi-system, multi-site disaster recovery solution that manages the availability of applications services and data across local, regional and vastly dispersed datacenters.

Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09 update adds new business continuity capabilities for Oracle RAC in Solaris virtual environments, enables increased high availability with new monitoring capabilities and configuration advisors, supports more types of storage solutions and provides simplified configurations.

Download it here.

New and Enhanced Features of Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09:
• Provides high availability and disaster recovery to consolidated environments leveraging Solaris Containers and Logical Domains
• Facilitates Oracle RAC consolidation with Solaris Container Cluster
• New fencing and quorum options add flexibility for storage configurations
• Supports an industry-leading portfolio of commercial and open source applications
• Certified for use with a broad range of storage arrays from Sun and 3rd parties and on SPARC and x64/x86 platforms
• More replication options with Oracle Data Guard for Oracle RAC in Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition configuration

To get the scoop on all that's available in Solaris Cluster 3.2 1/09, visit the Cluster Oasis blog, where you can get more information & see videos highlighting the top new features.

EMBARQ is a Fortune 500 company and provider of innovative communications offerings in the United States including Internet, wireless, telephone, satellite TV, and managed-network services. Find out how they're using Solairs Cluster as part of their solution in a new customer success story.

"Solaris Cluster provides a superior method of high availability. Our overall availability is 99.999%. No other solution has been able to ensure us with such tremendous uptime"        —  Kevin McBride, Network Systems Administrator III at EMBARQ

To learn more about disaster recovery and business continuity with Solaris Cluster, visit sun.com/solaris/cluster. To participate in the Open HA Cluster community, visit opensolaris.org/os/community/ha-clusters

Thursday Sep 18, 2008

Sun Tech Days Welcomes Intel

Sean Maloney
Yesterday, we
announced the dates & locations for the 2008-2009 Sun Tech Days worldwide developer conferences. Sun Tech Days is a 13-city world tour designed to showcase how developers can leverage Sun technologies, services and products to drive the next generation of industry innovation.

Tech Days will kick off later this month - Sept 29-Oct 1 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A very cool update about the Brazil event is that Intel is a platinum sponsor & Sean Maloney, executive vice president of Intel Corporation and chief sales and marketing officer will be doing a keynote on Sept 30th.

Mr. Maloney will be speaking about some of the new opportunities for developers, how the market in Brazil has grown (and continues to grow) and also provide attendees with updates about the Sun and Intel collaboration and how the companies are working together to provide developers with the tools they need to help drive technological innovation.

Intel is an active participant in the OpenSolaris community & and Intel is also giving a technical session “Optimizing Open Solaris for Xeon” featured in Solaris track at Tech Days Brazil, on Sept. 29th. Jim Grizanzio, senior program manager on the Sun OpenSolaris team, has done a post highlighting more about Intel's participation at Tech Days & their involvement in OpenSolaris.

For the latest news on Sun Tech Days, our press kit is located here.

Thursday Sep 04, 2008

Get your free, unrestricted, copy of Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 with Linux support, today!

HPC ClusterTool Screenshot Expanding the scope of its HPC software solutions, Sun announced the release and immediate availability of Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0.

Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 is a high-performance production quality MPI (Message Passing Interface) implementation based on the Open MPI 1.3 open source project, and with the release of HPC ClusterTools 8.0, Sun now supports Linux distributions as well as Solaris and OpenSolaris OSs. With growth of HPC systems outpacing traditional IT due to the rapid expansion of modeling and simulation in research projects and product innovation, Sun continues to successfully build out some of the largest installations in the world, like the Texas Advanced Computing Cluster (TACC), and also deliver complete HPC hardware, software, and services solutions for customers. In addition to Intel x86, AMD x86, and Sun UltraSPARC-based servers, Sun now offers complete software stack offerings on both Linux and Solaris OSs, with all the innovations of OpenSolaris now available to the HPC community.
For developers, Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 works with both Sun Studio and GNU/gcc-based toolchains on Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux OSs. With Sun Studio software that includes optimizing C, C++, and Fortran compilers, support for OpenMP, optimized math and performance libraries, and performance analysis tools, developers have an advanced integrated solution optimized for the performance and productivity requirements of HPC applications. From the Lustre cluster filesystem, to Sun Grid Engine resource management software, to Sun HPC ClusterTools -- Sun is a leader in HPC software.

For more information, check out Kuldip Oberoi's blog.

Tuesday Jul 01, 2008

Sun Student Reviews Contest Winners Announced


This morning we announced the winners of the Sun Student Reviews Contest. Check out the winning submissions here -- those were excellent OpenSolaris and NetBeans reviews.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!
Sun Student Reviews Contest Winners

Tuesday Jun 17, 2008

Sun Microsystems Czech Wins Open Source 2008 Survey

Participants in the Czech Open Source 2008 survey selected Sun Microsystems Czech as the company of the year in the category of companies developing and supporting open source software products.

The goal of the Czech Open Source 2008 survey, organized by the Root.cz portal -- is to support the development of the Czech open source community and present its work to the general public.

A jury of professionals as well as the general public voted for the best software, project, personality, event, blog and company. Approximately 2,500 members participated in the vote.

"The award received from the professional community's vote belongs primarily to our colleagues from the Prague Engineering Centre, who are devoting themselves to building a community of developers and users of Java, OpenSolaris and MySQL,” said Zdeněk Pilz, country manager of Sun Czech. “I'm confident that our collaboration with the open source community will continue to develop successfully.” Sun's Prague Engineering Centre currently employs hundreds of individuals that devote themselves to developing Sun's key open source technologies, in particular the Java platform, the NetBeans IDE, GlassFish and OpenSolaris.

As one of the largest supporters of open source software in the world, Sun is releasing the source code of all its key software products (Java, NetBeans, Solaris, etc.). Sun has also released the design of the UltraSPARC T2 processor under the GPL license. The complete results of this year's Czech Open Source survey are available here.

Monday Jun 09, 2008

Student Reviews Contest Update


Last month we launched the Student Reviews Program aimed at promoting hands-on experience of open-source products for students around the world. Students can post their reviews to give feedback, discuss cutting-edge technologies, get connected with experts, as well as participate in student contests to win cool prizes.

The program started with a OpenSolaris 2008.5 and NetBeans 6.1 product reviews contest .
Student Reviews
48 students from 14 different countries -- Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sweden, USA and Vietnam -- have submitted 78 technical reviews during the contest period.

Check out the detailed contest update here.

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