星期一 十二月 15, 2008

Successful Completion - OpenSolaris as Contest Platform for 33rd ACM/ICPC in Asia/China

Report from Fang Li, OpenSolaris Community & Technology Adoption Team

Dear All,

This is a follow up (to our report on the same Subject last month) also
a completion summary on Sun's technical sponsorship to place OpenSolaris
as Contest Platform for 33rd ACM/ICPC (Association of Computer & Machinery/
International Collegiate Programming Contest) in Asia/China.

3 regional contests have been successfully conducted in the past November:
- Hefei: Nov 15-16, hosted by University of Science & Technology of China
attracted 103 Teams (360+ students) from 72 Universities

- Hangzhou: Nov 22-23, hosted hosted by Hangzhou Dianzi University,
participated by 115 Teams (330+ students) from 69 Universities

- Chengdu: Nov 29-30, hosted by Southwest University for Nationalities
attended by Teams (300+ students) from 66 Universities

Counting the other 2 Regional Contests held in October,
- Harbin (Oct 10-11, hosted by Harbin Engineering University)
110+ Teams (400+ students) from 73 Universities in 5 Countries
(China, Russia, Japan, Singapore & Korea), and

- Beijing (Oct 25-26, hosted by Beijing Jiaotong University):
100 Teams (300 students/93 coaches) from 66 universities in 2 countries
(China & Mongolia)

By now, we've successfully completed Sun's technical sponsorship commitment
to ACM/ICPC contests in China this CY2008.  Great to witness these young student
developers & their coaches adopting & using our technology/products, and learn
they're so committed and enthusiastic about Sun & Open Source technologies.

To recap a few highlights:
- OpenSolaris runs as ACM/ICPC China Contest Platform, tool set includes
SunStudio 12, NetBeans 6.1

- This program paves the way for our OpenSource technology adoption amongst
academic community (faculty/coaches & student developers both), also contributes
to SMI FY09 goal on OpenSolaris Installation & Student Connection.

- Collaborative efforts/outcomes generated from this program:
. University Sun Tech Day Forum Talk in all these 5 cities
. Boost User's Group setup/activities in these cities
. Universities are confirming to include OpenSolaris in their Practice Course
  curriculum (5 in Pipeline this Q2-Q3)
. Schools are asking for OpenSolaris Hands-on Lab set up for Students
. Some schools are inquiring to upgrade their Lab environment (Sales-lead)
. Sun Learning Service presented & promoted SLS offerings to the Universities

Obvious to see & get the exciting opportunity this Program brings to Sun &
introduces to the Community...

Lots of people to thank for the entire success of this program, and we must remember
these two guys Ricky Zhou & Edgar Liu - Ricky is the PM on this ACM/ICPC technical
sponsorship overall delivery/implementation, and Edgar is the primary technical support
from Sun to work with ACM/ICPC partners to ensure contests run smoothly on OpenSolaris.
Ricky & Edgar - Thanks for the fabulous job!!!

We also receive tremendous supports from various channels/levels (from Executive
to Community) on this program: James Hughes (Sun Fellow, Solaris CTO), Andres Escobero
(Sr Director, Open Community APAC & EM), Jim Grisanzio (Sr PM, OpenSolaris Eng Community),
etc. joined us on site for these events, see their blogs on their experience & takes:

- http://blogs.sun.com/andres
- http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/entry/acm_icpc_programming_contest_hefei

SDN/Technology Outreach Team, Solaris Engineering Group & SLS Team in country are also
contributing a lot to this Program - John Jiang, Ada Li, Rita Zhang, Zhou Dong, Wu Jian,
Anthony Liu, Fiona Duan...(just to name a few, excuse if the list here is yet to complete)
a sincere THANKS EVERYONE here - Great Team Work!

Market interest/demand are out there, Desire for Adoption of our technology are
clearly registered, Momentum is being built & is gaining amongst the community, hope
this Program be a vehicle & bridge to connect Sun & our Customers/Users/Developers/
Communities, and create/bring values to both sides.

Any further inquiries/info, please contact us via "china-univ-pmo-AT-sun.com"

Thanks everyone & Kind regards,
OpenSolaris Community & Technology Adoption Team in China


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(P.S.)
More Information & Pictures about ACM/ICPC, please visit:
- SDN Websites & Media Coverage:
http://developers.sun.com.cn/events/acm/

- Team Members (Ricky's & Jim's) Blogs:
http://blogs.sun.com/jimgris/entry/acm_icpc_programming_contest_hefei

- Our Program Album on:
http://picasaweb.google.com/opensolaris.china

- More info about ACM/ICPC, and its China Council:
http://www.acm-icpc.cn
http://cm2prod.baylor.edu/login.jsf

星期二 十一月 18, 2008

2008 ACM/ICPC China Regional Contest attracts 16179+ students students (5393 teams, 400+ universities)


2008 ACM/ICPC China Regional Contest attracts 16179+ students students (5393 teams, 400+ universities)!!!
There will be 10757 teams around the world, 7000 teams in Asia, 5393 teams in China( 3 students for each team).
more info about statistics,please visit: http://cm2prod.baylor.edu/public/static/report/upcomingRegionals.jsf
And in mainland China, we technical sponsors all the five regional contest.Students are competing on OpenSolaris,
using Netbeans and Sun Studio as ide.
Students need to compete online first to get access to the onsite contest.
There will be totally about 700 teams of 5393 teams for the five China regional sites( onsite contest).


Students need to solve 8-10 problems within 5 hours. After solving one problem, they can get a balloon for that( 10 different color balloon for 10 problems).
More pictures about ACM/ICPC@China,please visit: http://picasaweb.google.com/opensolaris.china/

星期三 十月 29, 2008

OpenSolaris and The 33rd ACM/ICPC Asia Regioal(Beijing)

The 33rd ACM/ICPC Asia Regional(Beijing) was conducted successfully at Beijing on Oct.26.
More than 300 students and 93 coaches from 66 universities and 2 countries(China and Mongolia) joined this event.
It's our great honour to invite Andres Escobero( Global Communities Sr Director, Emerging Markets and APAC) and Kevin Song to join this event.
OpenSolaris, as the contest platform,shows its stability and new features to the participants.
Most of the coaches are very interested in ZFS,especially ZFS Snapshot,which helps them to rollback the contest env.
For more pictures about this event and OpenSolaris
promotion@China,please visit http://picasaweb.google.com/opensolaris.china
Media Coverage(Chinese,you can use Google translator ):

人民网(People's Dialy): http://pic.people.com.cn/GB/42589/8239169.html
中国广播网(China Radio):http://www.cnr.cn/gundong/200810/t20081027_505135320.html
国际在线(China Radio Online):http://gb.cri.cn/18824/2008/10/23/107s2293044.htm
北京高校新闻网(Beijing University News):http://bunews.bjfu.edu.cn/cate_32/detail_5723.html
科学时报(Science Times) :http://www.sciencenet.cn/sbhtmlnews/2008/10/212164.html?id=212164
Media List:
1. 人民日报海外版(People's Daily)
2. 科技日报(Science and Technology Daily)
3. 科学时报(Science Times)
4. 中国教育电视台(China Education TV)
5. 现代教育报( Modern Education)
6. 大学生周刊
7. 北京人民广播电台(Bejing People's Radio)
More about ACM/ICPC, please visit http://www.acm-icpc.cn

星期五 十月 17, 2008

It's time to install OpenSolaris on your laptop or pc.....................

Hearing that Microsoft plans to use a "new feature". this new "feature" targets pirates by making the background of the desktops black, my first respons to that is it's time, it's time to install OpenSolaris.

Firstly, It's safe to use opensolaris,No one will suits you for that,instead, you will get the support from Sun.
Secondly,Have you ever experienced the Best File Systems , ZFS? how about snapshot?
Thirdly,You have no idea about how to trace anything about kernel or your app? How about trying DTrace in OpenSolaris.
Fourthly, You don't have so many PCs,and you need them,how? use virtualization!! You can try Zones in OpenSolaris.
.............................
So, anyone who needs OpenSolaris CD (well, in China),just mail me your contacts.



星期二 十月 14, 2008

OpenSolaris, as a contest platform of the 33rd ACM/ICPC China 5 Regional Sites

On Oct.11, ACM/ICPC begins its first contest of 2008 at Harbin Engineering University.
About 110 teams(about 500 students) from 73 universities,5 countries(China,Russia,Japan,Singapore,Korean) joined this event.
It's our great honour to invite James Hughes (Sun VP,Solaris CTO,Sun Fellow) and Fang Li to attend the opening ceremony.
About ten medias will report this event.
In 2008,ACM/ICPC attracts 3000 teams from 400 universities to compete online in China.
After the online contest,some of them will get the access to on-site contest.
There will be 5 on-site contests in China ,part of the 33rd ACM/ICPC Asia Regional Contests.
As technical sponsor of ACM/ICPC China Regional Contest, Sun provides OpenSolaris(Netbeans and SunStudio as Dev. IDE)
as the contest platform,and on-site technical support.
Professors of ACM/ICPC loves OpenSolaris's new feature,ZFS Snapshot,which helps them to zero the machines between contest phases.
With Sun's support, ACM/ICPC China Official website will be launched recently,
it will be running on OpenSolaris(GlassFish+Apache+MySQL).

More pictures and news about ACM/ICPC,please visit : http://www.acm-icpc.cn


Some pictures about ACM/ICPC@Harbin: http://picasaweb.google.com/opensolaris.china/OpenSolarisSupportsACMICPCChina
Media List:
(《科技日报》、《中国教育报》、《中国
青年报》、新华社、中国教育电视台、黑龙江电视台、哈尔滨电视台、黑龙江人民
广播电台、《黑龙江日报》、《生活报》、《哈尔滨日报》、《新晚报》).


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