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|Sun Microsystems||Sun Doubles Capacity,
Lowers TCO for Midrange Storage Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA - July 31, 2002 - Sun Microsystems announced today that it is shipping two new drives with the Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 storage systems, the 181 GB high density disk drive and the 36 GB 15,000 RPM high performance disk drive. The new drives provide Sun customers double the storage capacity in the same footprint, giving them the opportunity to lower their storage systems cost by half.
The addition of the 181 GB disk drives to Sun's midrange systems will help more than double the capacity in the same footprint, from an estimated 11 terabytes to more than 29 terabytes in a maximum configuration. This solution helps drive down costs across the IT environment, from acquisition and administration, to maintenance and software licensing, while keeping power consumption at parity with lower capacity systems.
The addition of the 36 GB 15,000 RPM disk drives to the Sun StorEdge 3900 and 6900 series is expected to enhance the performance of the storage solutions by 50%, while response times for random read and write are expected to increase by more than 30%. ...Sun Microsystems profile
See also:- Hard drives
|Interphase Announces New
Network Processor Card Purpose-Built for 3G Wireless |
DALLAS, Texas - July 29, 2002 - Interphase Corporation today announced the iNAV 4000 CompactPCI Network Processor Card, the first product in a new line of network processor cards from Interphase.
The built-in features of the iNAV 4000, including automatic protection switching, provide a cost-effective, high-performance solution for carrier environments requiring the highest levels of reliability, availability and serviceability for maximum service provider network resilience. In ATM-based 3G wireless networks, the architecture of the iNAV 4000 achieves unparalleled levels of price/performance in AAL2 packetized voice, AAL5 and IP protocol processing, providing a seamless bridge between ATM and Ethernet networks.
The iNAV 4000 provides a small-footprint, low power and cost-effective solution for high-end data path packet processing for access networking equipment. With the addition of Wintegra's WinPath packet processor, an on-board 500MHz PowerPC processor, two fully compliant PICMG 2.15 PTMC sites, two 1000BaseT Ethernet uplinks, on-board Ethernet switching, additional front or rear access 10/100 or 1000BaseT Ethernet links and other powerful features, the iNAV 4000 incorporates the functionality aspects of existing multiple-board approaches - communications peripherals, general purpose single board computers and network processors - combining them into a single module.
The iNAV 4000 will be available to customers in October 2002 with a starting list price of $4,795. ...Interphase profile
|Verification Program Helps
Keep Java Plain Vanilla|
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - JULY 29, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the Java Verification Program for the enterprise. The program verifies applications to help ensure that they can run on any application server based on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition(J2EE) technology. The program also helps customers to differentiate product offerings that can run on different J2EE-compatible application servers. As a result ISVs and customers can receive a better return on their investment because their solutions can run in a heterogeneous J2EE technology-based application server environment.
The Java Verification Program for the enterprise tests the portability of enterprise applications across different implementations of J2EE. It leverages the Java Application Verification Kit for the Enterprise(Java AVK Enterprise), a technology provided by Sun that enables developers to test their applications using specific guidelines and rules. ISVs whose product offerings meet the cross-platform criteria specified in the Java AVK for the Enterprise Handbook can receive the Java Verification certification and display the "Java Verified" brand and logo for their certified product offering after completing a licensing agreement. Companies with verified applications also may participate in periodic, Sun-sponsored co-marketing opportunities. ...Sun Microsystems profile
Editor's comments:- Sun's verification program will help weed out any of those Visual Basic run time features which somehow got accidentally left in your screen scripts.
|PDSi Reports Financial
Results: has been rehiring|
COLUMBUS, Ohio - July 24, 2002 - Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc. (PDSi) (AMEX: PNS) today announced results for the quarter ended June 30, 2002.
Sales for the second quarter totaled almost $4.5 million, up from first quarter sales of $3.4 million. Positive earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) resulted in a near break-even net loss of $11,000, or $0.002 per share, for the second quarter compared to a net loss of $300,000, or about $0.05 per share, in the first quarter. Sales for the second quarter of 2001 were almost $5.7 million, resulting in a net loss of $329,000, or $0.06 per share, that quarter.
John Bair, President and CEO, said the second quarter results were better than initially expected as ordering from non-telecommunications product customers increased during the quarter. Service ended the quarter with its highest shipment month since early 2001, despite the usual summer slowdown. ...PDSi profile
|Sun Microsystems||Sun Acquisition May Help
Put the Sparkle Back into Sun's SPARC Processors|
Editor:- July 23, 2002 in a press release today from Sun Microsystems, the company announced that it has acquired Afara Websystems, Inc., a company that develops next-generation, SPARC®-based microprocessor technology focused on delivering breakthrough levels of processor performance.
Sun's own processor products are one to two years behind the performance curve which Sun led users and partners to expect from its SPARC processors. That's one of the factors which has led to the company's poor financial performance during the last year. Without providing the high performance which Sun users came to expect during the 1990's, Sun would be well on its way to becoming a $10 billion or smaller company, compared to its peak of $18 billion.
Afara is a small design company which has been working on high performance SPARC processor designs. According to an article in The Register, one of Afara's co-founders is Les Kohn, who worked on Intel's highly successful embedded RISC processor, the i860 and i960 and also on Sun's own UltraSPARC-I.
|Sun Microsystems||Sun's New Graphics
Accelerator Delivers 80 Million Fully Lit, Textured, Anti-Aliased Triangles Per
SAN ANTONIO - SIGGRAPH CONFERENCE - July 22, 2002 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today unveiled the development release program for the Sun XVR-4000 graphics accelerator. Designed to address the high-end Workgroup Visualization market, Sun's advanced technologies and affordable graphics systems should help Sun extend its market share and introduce new growth opportunities in the visualization sector.
Sun's new graphics platform is powered by Sun's most advanced graphics architecture and is the latest implementation in Sun's visualization strategy, initiated in March with the release of Sun's Personal Visualization Systems, based on the Sun XVR-1000 graphics accelerator. The XVR-4000 graphics accelerator takes the capabilities of Sun's XVR graphics product line to a new level with enhanced visual quality and performance for small and large collaborative Workgroup Visualization environments. Early testing indicates the XVR-4000 graphics accelerator is expected to deliver nine times better 3D geometry performance than SGI's Infinite Reality (IR-3) graphics and four times the usable texture memory.
Capable of managing very large data sets while delivering unsurpassed visual quality, the XVR-4000 graphics accelerator is an ideal choice for customers in the manufacturing, oil and gas, or scientific research industries who wish to run visualization applications either in a personal immersive desk-side, a CAVE, or a small or large Workgroup Visualization environment; and for customers in the visual simulation segment who wish to run their training or simulation applications in a multi-display environment. The XVR-4000 graphics accelerator is expected to be available later this year for less than $30,000 list price . ...Sun Microsystems profile
|Princeton Softech Expands
Active Archiving to Sun Microsystems Solaris Platform
PRINCETON, NJ - July 22, 2002 - Princeton Softech today announced general availability of Princeton Softech's Archive for Servers 5.0 with support for Sun Microsystems' Solaris UNIX operating environment.
This advance allows companies to optimize network facilities and take advantage of high-speed UNIX processing capabilities to archive large volumes of relational data stored on the Sun Solaris UNIX platform. Additionally, Archive for Servers 5.0 delivers enhanced support for Microsoft's SQL Server 2000. ...Princeton Softech profile
See also:- Backup Software, HSM & SRM
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