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** FIELD TRIP LOCATION ** Sun Microsystems 101 Park Avenue, 4th Floor (at 40th Street) Midtown, New York City
The office of Sun Microsystems is 1-2 blocks South of Grand Central Station. Enter the building at the corner of Park Avenue and 40th Street.
Solaris 10 is the latest UNIX OS from Sun Microsystems. It is being billed as the Next Generation Datacenter OS, and is unique due to the number of key technologies that have sedimented into it.
N1 Grid Containers gives customers the ability to virtualize the OS, allows hundreds of applications to run on a single instance of the OS, however giving the applications the illusion of their own OS instance.
DTrace is the next generation observability tool that allows application developers to watch the interaction between their applications and the kernel. Using DTrace, developers have managed to get anywhere from 40-2000% performance improvements on previous "well tuned" code.
S10 also introduces a brand-new filesystem, codenamed ZFS. ZFS is a 128-bit "volume-manager less", corruption-free blazing-fast-performance filesystem.
Solaris Fault Manager provides a predictive self-healing environment to applications. And these are only the first 4 of 300 new features that have been introduced into Solaris 10.
Web Resources: -------------- Sun Solaris 10 http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/10 Sun BigAdmin Portal http://www.bigadmin.com Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com
Ambreesh Khanna has been at Sun for 7 years, and is currently the Datacenter and Edge Technologies Lead for NY/NJ.
Andrew Deally has been at Sun for 5 years, and is an OS Ambassador.
Jenson Jarod is a consultant currently employed by Sun, and has expertise in tuning applications.
See http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/index.html for company information about Sun Microsystems.
Sun will be providing us with Solaris 10 CD-ROMS for x86 and Sparc, along with copies of the white paper "Solaris 10 - Better By Design".
Yearly Membership (includes all meetings): $ 50.00 * Non-Member Single Meeting: $ 20.00 Student Yearly Membership: $ 20.00 Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with ID): $ 5.00 Cash, Check, American Express.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. Sun should be providing us with food, we'll let you know when its finalized.
Post-Meeting Wrap-Up: Sun gave us a huge spread of food, sandwiches, salads, cookies, brownies, fruit, sodas, waters. Thanks Sun!!
Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!