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Sun and Moon Calculator

Sun and Moon Calculator shows the position of the sun and moon for any place on earth between 1900 and 2049. It can show the sun or...

April 10, 2012 By Douglas Software

Avoiding your own Logies leak moment

Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun told the world who had won the Gold Logie before it had even been announced. It's hardly the world's most serious data breach, but it was easily avoidable.

April 16, 2012

Oracle releases 'buggy' Java SE7

Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications

July 29, 2011 by

Remember that energy efficiency is a moving target

If corporate call centers can use a "follow the sun" strategy -- where calls are handled 24x7 by shifting where they are answered to different regions of the world, why can't data centers use a "follow the moon" philosophy to shift workloads to places where electricity costs are lowest at a given point in time.That's one idea being contemplated by Harkeeret Singh, global head of energy and sustainable technology for Thompson Reuters.

June 1, 2010 by

Will the SUN set on Hitachi Data Systems OEM relationship?

On January 26th just prior to the official announcement of Oracle’s takeover of SUN Microsystems, I confidently predicted in my article 'SUN’s Oracle Merger' with regards to SUN’s storage portfolio that “One certainty is that the OEM partnership with HDS’ enterprise arrays will continue.” Perhaps it’s time to eat some humble pie.

February 28, 2010 by

ZFS data integrity tested

File systems are supposed to protect your data, but most are 20-30 year old architectures that risk data with every I/O. The open source ZFS from Sun Oracle claims high data integrity - and now that claim has been independently tested.

February 25, 2010 by

Oracle unveils second Exadata machine; Ellison steps up data warehousing push

Oracle chief Larry Ellison unveiled the latest version of its Exadata data warehousing appliance on Tuesday and it's clear the company plans on increasing its data warehousing push.Ellison's Exadata Version 2 launch had three primary goals:Knock data warehousing rivals Netezza and Teradata;Show that Oracle wasn't going to let IBM punch Sun anymore;And illustrate some of the logic behind the Sun acquisition.

September 15, 2009 by

Cooling future cost inflation

Waxman-Markey is great news for Sun - because doubling American energy costs within two years will first drive people to data center consolidation and then, finally, to facing the reality that 80 Watts PCs on user desks are heat producing power hogs that can be replaced with 4 watt Sun Rays without any change to the server software they've already got in place.

May 22, 2009 by

The month ahead: Social networks to shake things up in May

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das speaks with senior editor Sam Diaz about the efforts of Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace to up their Web 2.0 game. Diaz also discusses the significance of the Sun-Oracle deal to the data center market and the rumors swirling around Apple and Verizon. Will there be an alternative to AT&T for iPhone users?

April 28, 2009 by

Deduplication will exist everywhere

Most customers were just starting to get their arms around all the different deduplication approaches available in disk appliances and VTLs from vendors when backup software vendors and even non-storage related vendors began announcing deduplication capabilities.We all know the appliance and VTL vendors offering dedupe, including COPAN Systems, Data Domain, EMC, Exagrid, FalconStor, HP, IBM (Diligent), NEC, NetApp, Quantum, Sepaton, Sun StorageTek, and others.

April 27, 2009 by

Betting on the future: T2 vs. Nehalem

With Sun under threat of shutdown by IBM, people who had expected to buy SPARC gear from their 2009/2010 budgets should be looking at Intel's Nehalem servers as alternatives - but, because so little is known about both Sun's future and the changes Nehalem will impose on data center management, that the best advice right now is simply to wait until the dust settles on both.

April 3, 2009 by

Google reveals secret server hardware

Google for the first time on Wednesday revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet operations at a conference about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency, reports CNET's Stephen Shankland.Instead of buying hardware from companies such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems, Google designs and builds its own.

April 2, 2009 by

P570 vs T5220

There aren't many public benchmarks that allow you to compare an IBM p570 to Sun's T2 series gear - but one that does, a business applications benchmark officiated by SPEC.ORG, shows Sun to have about a 1.67 x speed advantage - while other data suggest a six times price advantage.

March 11, 2009 by

MobileTechRoundup show #157, Kevin's solar experiment, Mobius, ShopSavvy

Kevin announced his new experiment to spend 30 days with his phone only being powered with a solar charge on MobileTechRoundup show #157. Follow his experiment over on jkOnTheRun to see if he can find enough sun and light in the winter to keep his device powered up. I attended the Mobius event last week and gave a short recap of the event and our roller skating contest on the podcast. James and I agreed that ShopSavvy is awesome on the T-Mobile G1 and James also mentioned the issue with turning off data when roaming internationally. We also talked a bit about the subsidized netbook.

December 15, 2008 by

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