Posts Tagged ‘sun’
Earlier today (2:41AM EDT), the sun kicked up a massive solar flare, and luckily NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught the whole thing on film. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft caught high-definition video of the flare in different wavelengths. The event registered as a Class M-2 solar flare, which is a medium-class sun storm that should […]
Lots of murmurs are undermining what little credibility Oracle has at the moment. We’ve already covered first how the killed the Sun Visualization System, and then how they killed the free Sun GridEngine. In addition they’ve killed OpenSolaris and multiple hardware lines, and several divisions are currently suffering from uncertainty like MySQL and OpenOffice. Just […]
This bit of news only impacts a tiny portion of the readers here, but bears repeating. As Oracle slowly works its way through the massive collection of Sun projects, they’ve been killing them off one by one. First there were questions of how Oracle would treat open-source competitor MySQL, then the death of long-time open […]
NASA’s newest solar observatory, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), is still only in the commissioning phase, calibrating and testing, but is already creating breathtaking pictures of the sun that have never been seen before. One particularly interesting observation, Fisher said, shows the evolution of an active region of the sun, also known as a sunspot. […]
Sun claims their visualization offerings were end-of-life'd in April, but will be supported until 2014.
Update: See Sun’s official response. The Sun Visualization System from Sun Microsystems has been a great COTS build for remote visualization & large scalability. With a software foundation of TurboVNC & VirtualGL and a hardware foundation of their world-class servers and high-end NVidia & Quadroplex systems, it’s been the mainstay of several remote visualization systems. […]
In the forums today we want to hear from you about what the Oracle/Sun merger means to you. Do you have Sun Hardware? Friends in Sun? Do you use Sun Products, like Solaris or Java? Hit the forums and give us your opinions, what do you think this means for the future of Sun?
News is out that Oracle is buying Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion. The acquisitions is happening through a purchase of Sun common stock for $9.50 a share. Oracle is mostly interested in Sun’s holdings of JAVA, and probably some of the server hardware business. How does this impact us? Well, the future of products like […]