Friday Aug 28, 2009

New Video: Introduction to Virtual Worlds - Check out the Mixed Reality!

This new video, created by Robin Williams in the Information Services: Digital Libraries & Research group, has a great message about the value of virtual worlds for business and also uses various types of media to get the message across - including mixing real people and avatars - it's a must see!

Friday May 01, 2009

Next Solaris Campus Event: Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators

With George Trujillo (Ty Valdez) Tuesday, May 5th at 9-10am PDT


Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators

George Trujillo (Ty Valdez) and Steve Jones will be presenting a Demystifying MySQL for Solaris Administrators on May 5th, 2009 in Second Life.  This presentation is a very detailed technical presentation designed for experienced Unix/Linux administrators to understand installation, configuration and management of MySQL on Solaris platforms.  MySQL best practices along with Solaris features that can leverage database management such as ZFS will be included.  Topics will include:

  • Strategies for laying out database servers on Solaris (Unix/Linux) platforms.
  • Understanding the MySQL architecture. 
  • Installing MySQL using MOCA (GOCA) for best practices.
  • Starting and stopping the MySQL database server.
  • Top ten things to configure after creating a MySQL database server.
  • Using MySQL with ZFS.
  • Managing MySQL on a Solaris platform.

Location: Sun Solaris Campus in Second Life (SLURL): http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/32/231/22

George Trujillo is a DBA with expertise in MySQL - read his blog here

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Solaris Campus Chat - DTrace


Come listen to Sun Learning Services contractor Michael Ernest (SecondLife: Siddhu Jinx) of Inkling Research, Inc. speak about Solaris DTrace: Friday, April 3rd at 9am SLT

Michael's upcoming book The Book on DTrace will be released later this year. Michael has been teaching the Advanced Solaris System Administration, Java Programming and Performance Management classes at Sun for over fifteen years and is the resident authority on Solaris DTrace, a diagnostic tool used in the Solaris Operating System. Michael also co-authored The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide with Simon Roberts.

Location: Sun Solaris Campus in Second Life (SLURL) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/32/231/22

See you there!

Monday Oct 20, 2008

Chat with Solaris author Darryl Gove - Utilizing CMT Systems

Join us at the Solaris Campus as Darryl Grove, the author of the recent SMI Press book entitled Solaris Application Programming, will  discuss developing multi-threaded/parallel applications on Solaris. CMT = Chip Multi-Threading.

When: October 28, 2008 - 9am PT (SLT)
Location: Sun Solaris Campus in Second Life (SLURL) http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sun%20Microsystems%201/32/231/22

Here is more information about Darryl:

Darryl's Blog: http://blogs.sun.com/d/
Darryl's current Book: http://www.sun.com/books/catalog/solaris_app_programming.xml

Hope to see you there!

Christy (SL: Violet Portola)

Friday Sep 26, 2008

Solaris Campus - Building a learning community around Solaris

The Solaris Campus in Second Life is being launched on October 10, 2008. Come for the kick-off and you can participate in:

  • Live session with a Sun certified instructor teaching a workshop on Solaris 10 10/08 Update - learn all that's new with Solaris 10.
  • Join in a variety of learning activities on the Solaris Campus including a treasure hunt that you'll have fun with and learn more about the Solaris 10 10/08 update.
While you are there, you'll see that there are many activities, workshops, basic ZFS knowledge (bring your friends), experts and events all around Solaris and all available to you via Second Life.

Come join us at the Solaris Campus (it's on a relaxing beach!) and have fun learning and networking with other Solaris users and experts!

Don't forget to join the Sun Microsystems News group in Second Life (Search > Groups > Sun Microsystems News) to get all the news about events, activities and new features on the Sun islands in Second Life. Join our community today!

More information and full calendar of events at: http://blogs.sun.com/solariscampus
SLURL (location in Second Life): Coming soon! (Search > Places > Sun Microsystems > there will be signs by October 4 leading you to the Solaris Campus)

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