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A music store like Apple iTunes contains more than 5 million songs today. And there are plenty of similar music stores online. With people posting online their own creations or excerpts of the concerts they attend, it's possible that a million new songs appear every day in a near future on the web. So how will you find new music you like? Right now, two approaches are prevalent: Amazon and other sites use collaborative filtering while Pandora and others use content matching. Both approaches are time-consuming, using both humans and computers. Now, according to Network World, Sun Microsystems is about to release an open source music recommendation technology far superior to current systems and totally automated. Read more...
John Loiacono is headed to the graphics software giant amid radical software changes at Sun, News.com has learned.
Nvidia is supplying graphics drivers for Solaris-based workstations that use x86 chips such as Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron.
Or don't the brand owners know where to place their bets?
Graphics chipmaker 3DLabs announced that the Wildcat III 6100 and Wildcat III 6210, the latest versions of the company's high-end graphics products, are now available to PC makers. The chips are intended for workstations, high-performance PCs used for tasks such as drafting and animation. The company also announced that its Wildcat II chip is now available in the XVR-500, a graphic card built by Sun Microsystems for use in the company's Sun Blade workstations and Sun Fire servers. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News
Coming in at the top of Sun's workstation line, the Sun Blade 2000 runs two 900MHz or 1 GHz UltraSparc III chips. A new graphics unit improves performance for data visualization.
IBM on Thursday proclaimed a new version of its entry-level 64-bit RS/6000 44 P Model 170 Unix workstation--the fastest entry-level Unix workstation. The company says the addition of a faster 450MHz Power3 II processor and new IBM GXT6000P graphics board allow the workstation to best rivals, such as Sun Microsystems.
Sun Microsystems delivers tools to help developer community leverage XML standards for graphics. Read on to find out more about these technologies involved: JavaT and XML-based Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)...
Sun Microsystems says it has overtaken SGI, the former Silicon Graphics Inc., in its workstation graphics.
Sun is attempting to capitalise on SGI's financial problems by stepping up its efforts in graphics workstations.
Sun says its upcoming MAJC graphics processor will also boost broadband and the Web. Says one Sun exec: 'The Web is pretty boring.'
Sun Microsystems Inc. is high on its upcoming MAJC graphics processor, saying it will also boost broadband and the Web.
Company says its upcoming MAJC graphics processor will also boost broadband and the Web. Says one Sun exec: 'The Web is pretty boring.'
Sun's next-generation multimedia processor architecture will be used in workstations, thin-client devices.
Three D Graphics will plot a new course for Java this month when it releases Perspective JavaChart, a chart-generation package based on Sun Microsystems Inc.'s ubiquitous programming language.
Sun Microsystems today fulfilled the fantasies of high-end graphics professionals and unveiled its 14-processor Sun Ultra 4000 Creator 3D workstation, and six-CPU Ultra 3000.