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|Sun Microsystems||Sun's New Sun Fire 4800
Server - Fastest Web Server on the Planet
PALO ALTO, CA. - April 12, 2001 - Sun Microsystems, Inc., today announced that its new Sun Fire 4800 server has raised the bar for Internet performance. With a record 8,739 simultaneous connections, the SPECweb99 benchmark results indicate that the Sun Fire 4800 system is the fastest web server in the world, demonstrating better performance than both IBM and HP.
The SPECweb99 benchmark is an industry-standard measure of Internet and web server performance, critical in today's modern multi-tiered datacenter.
Powered by 12 award-winning UltraSPARC[tm] III processors and running the industry-leading Solaris Operating Environment and Sun StorEdge T3 array, the Sun Fire 4800 server with the iPlanet Web Server, Enterprise Edition 6.0 software is designed for web services, as well as for running sophisticated e-commerce and general business applications. Over half of the top 25 companies on the Fortune 500 list are Solaris implementations, with the iPlanet Web Server. ...Sun Microsystems profile
|Interphase||Interphase Rolls Out New
Advanced CompactPCI Controller|
DALLAS, Texas, April 11, 2001 - Interphase Corporation today announced general availability of its newest flagship 6535 CompactPCI Octal-port T1/E1/J1 Communications Controller with front and rear access features. The front and rear access 6535 maintains the hot swap capability features and use of the advanced Motorola MPC8260 microprocessor that were highly desirable elements on previous versions. In addition, the new 6535 model also offers access for server line termination of T1/E1/J1 spans that provide flexibility to telecommunication equipment manufacturers during design and integration phases of development.
Software support includes:- Solaris Software Development Kit, VxWorks Software Development Kit (SDK), VxWorks Board Support Package (BSP). ...Interphase profile
|Who are the 10 fastest
growing Sun resellers in the USA?|
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Editor, I'm asking for help from readers who work in Sun/SPARC Resellers in the USA to visit the FAQS page for this future article and help us with our research. We know of companies in this market that are growing at 50% and even 200% a year, but how typical is that?
It will also be interesting to find out how the SPARC systems market compares to the other hot spot in the computer market, for storage, which we reported in a recent article in our sister publication STORAGEsearch.
If you work in a manufacturer or software company and think that one of your business partners may qualify for inclusion in this article, please refer them to the FAQS page. Emails received without the supporting data described in the FAQS page will be disregarded. The 10 fastest growing companies will be featured on this site for 12 months after the article publication date, and will be able to leverage this listing in their own marketing materials. We may extend the list to more than 10 featured companies if the growth rate data supports that.
Don't panic today! 6 weeks to the article deadline is a very long time on the web, and we're quick at processing data. So make sure you enjoy your holiday first. ...ACSL (publisher) profile
||Dr. Andrew Viterbi Joins
Continuous Computing Board of Directors|
SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2001 - Continuous Computing Corporation today announced that Dr. Andrew Viterbi, wireless pioneer and co-founder of Qualcomm and Linkabit, has joined the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Viterbi's appointment coincides with his financial investment in Continuous Computing through The Viterbi Group, LLC. His investment participation, combined with additional funding from Technology Crossover Ventures, totals $2 million and completes the company's recent Series D funding round at a total of $23.6 million.
"Continuous Computing is an exciting young company developing products and technologies that are in great demand," said Dr. Viterbi. "I'm enthusiastic to be associated with Continuous Computing and look forward to contributing to its continued success, particularly for wireless infrastructure platforms."
Dr. Viterbi has established himself in both business and academia. He is the co-founder and retired Vice-Chairman of Qualcomm and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Under his leadership, Qualcomm received worldwide recognition for innovation in wireless communication systems and products based on CDMA technology. Dr. Viterbi is also the inventor of the well-known Viterbi Algorithm, a decoding algorithm used in most digital communication systems. ...Continuous Computing profile
|TCS Gives Trusted
Technology The Portable Edge|
Washington (DC), Carlsbad (CA), Cambridge (UK) April 11, 2001 - Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (TCS) today announced the availability of SecureOffice(TM) software for Tadpole-Cycle's unique lines of portable Sun-Solaris workstations and servers, respectively UltraBookIIi (TM) and VoyagerIIi (TM). The announcement validates the capability of Tadpole's portable workstations and servers to run simultaneously Sun Microsystems' Trusted Solaris(TM) operating system, as well as Microsoft Office automation tools in multilevel security networks, all from a single piece of hardware.
SecureOffice, also referred to as the Trusted Work Station (TWS), has internal security mechanisms that maintain a mandatory separation between networks, and provides a secure environment for executing Microsoft Office automation applications at multiple classification levels. Now being installed by the Department of Defense on computing systems worldwide, SecureOffice was granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in October 2000.
"Tadpole-Cycle's workstations and servers provide the smallest footprint yet for our trusted workstation technology," said Edward Hammersla, chief operating officer for Trusted Computer Solutions. "With portable Unix running SecureOffice, Tadpole's blue-chip customer base has additional OS choices and more flexibility when they need to access multiple networks at different classification levels from any location in an ultra-secure trusted environment."
"For the first time, Tadpole's customers can use Microsoft Office in a truly secure, trusted software environment," said Barbara Payne, director, government sales at Tadpole-Cycle. "It's the ultimate in Trusted mobile technology and anytime-anywhere computing." ...Tadpole-Cycle profile, ...Trusted Computer Solutions profile
||SBS Technologies Announces
New Additions to Family of PMC Gigabit Products|
April 10, 2001 - SBS Technologies, Inc. today announced two new additions to the expanding family of PMC Gigabit Ethernet products. One board offers dual 1000BaseT capability and the other offers multimode fiber optic technology. These new products double the density of Gigabit Ethernet ports and increase performance over the existing family of PMC products, including the PMC-Gigabit-SF and PMC-Gigabit-ST that offer single interface ports.
Both the PMC-Gigabit-DTX and PMC-Gigabit-DFX offer two high-performance PMC (Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) standard bus) interface controller ports and two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces using two Intel 82543 Gigabit Ethernet controllers. These two controllers interface to the PMC bus via an Intel 21154 Bridge chip supporting 32-bit and 64-bit PCI up to 66 MHz.
"These two new products provide a means for higher density Gigabit Ethernet within a rack. They also maximize the use of an onboard PMC slot of a single board computer," said Robert Perez, General Manager of SBS' Newark California operations. "Gigabit Ethernet enables engineers to develop high-performance systems while preserving the software code they have written for their traditional Ethernet application. This allows an order of magnitude performance improvement over existing designs with a very short time-to-market."
The PMC Gigabit DTX is available in May with list pricing beginning at $1,380. The PMC Gigabit DFX is available in May with list pricing beginning at $1,680. ...SBS Technologies profile
|Sun and Brocade Develop
Common Information Model for SAN's|
PALM DESERT, CA - April 9, 2001 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. have teamed together for a one-of-a-kind demonstration at the Spring 2001 Storage Networking World (SNW) Conference and Expo in Palm Desert, Calif. this week. In a joint initiative, the two companies have developed an implementation of a Common Information Model (CIM) prototype for storage area networks (SANs) using Brocade Fabric Access[tm], the application programming interface (API) to the Brocade Fabric operating system (Fabric OS[tm]). CIM is a technology that is designed to allow users to better manage systems and SAN infrastructures through a robust, standard instrumentation model. Through this technology collaboration, developers should be able to write applications that will manage a SAN that is modeled using the CIM standards.
CIM is designed to provide developers with common methodologies, eliminating the need to customize codes, which often delay the time to market. The CIM effort is supported by members of standards organizations, including the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). CIM is an emerging standard for the interchange of management information between management systems and applications. ...Brocade profile, ...Sun Microsystems profile
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