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Sun and Moon Calculator

The Solar and Lunar database for Windows is a vital utility for photographers - or anyone who needs to know the position of the Sun...

1 day ago 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

Centrelink issues massive storage tender

Centrelink has kicked off a major technology purchasing initiative worth between $30 million and $40 million, as the national welfare agency continues to shift its storage architecture to being used as a service.

September 26, 2010 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

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