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This week at LinuxWorld, Sun Microsystems previewed a number of products and roadmaps for Linux support of the Sun Java Enterprise System, Java Studio development tools, and new AMD Opteron processor-based x86 systems. The innovations previewed at LinuxWorld are focused on three key areas: 1) Next-generation desktop technologies including the next version of the Sun Java Desktop System, future management features for the Java Desktop System that allow full control over the desktop experience, Linux on ultra-thin Sun Ray client systems and a radical new 3-D, Java technology-based PC interface (code named "Project Looking Glass"). 2) Enterprise Software and Hardware: Sun will demonstrate the Sun Java Enterprise System at its LinuxWorld booth, January 21-23. The Java Enterprise System began shipping in December 2003 and will be available supporting the Linux OS later thi... (more)

Yahoo, Intel

The Yahoo Freeze Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz froze salaries Wednesday. Intel Questioning AMD's x86 License AMD told the SEC that it rejected Intel's suggestion that its acquisition of ATI and its creation of the so-called Foundry Company manufacturing spin-off breached provisions in their age-old cross-license agreement. The terms of the pact, though perpetual, come up for renewal this year. Intel's getting back for all the antitrust trouble AMD has caused it. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, A... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Dat... (more)

Exclusive Interview: Where Is Sun Going with Linux?'s senior contributing analyst, Bill Claybrook, spoke with John Loiacono, executive vice president of Sun Microsystem's Software Group about his new job, and what he has in store for Sun's Linux strategy. You replaced Jonathan Schwartz several months ago as Sun's software leader. Jonathan was very visible. Is this the way you are going to do it? In my previous job as VP of Sun's operating platforms group, I was more visible than over the past few months simply because we were making some changes internally regarding implementation strategy. Not the strategy itself... (more)

Sun Fire x64 Servers Enable Record-Breaking Results for University of Southern California

Sun Microsystems has announced that the University of Southern California (USC) Center for High-Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), a worldwide leader among research computing centers, has added Sun Microsystems' leading dual-core Sun Fire V20z x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers powered with the AMD Opteron processors to its powerful supercomputer cluster. USC purchased 360 dual-core Sun Fire V20z servers for the HPCC supercomputer cluster, selecting them for their advanced cooling capabilities, smaller form factor, energy efficiency and superior price/performance. Driven by ... (more)

Cassatt Delivers Unique Automation and Virtualization Solution for Enterprise Applications

Cassatt Corporation announced that it is delivering its unique combination of automation and virtualization for enterprise applications running on the Sun Solaris 10 Operating System. Download Cassatt Whitpaper here. Typical enterprise IT environments have as much as 90% of their hardware and software resources sitting idle at any given time, in anticipation of usage spikes.  The Cassatt software, called Collage, creates a dynamic, virtual pool of resources that business applications can draw from, using existing software, servers, and networks.  Cassatt then uses goal-driven a... (more)