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Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the OpenSPARC project to open source its new breakthrough UltraSPARC(R) T1 processor design point. Sun also announced plans to publish specifications for the UltraSPARC-based chip, including the source of the design expressed in Verilog, a verification suite and simulation models, instruction set architecture specification (UltraSPARC Architecture 2005) and a Solaris OS port. The goal is to enable community members to build on proven technology at a markedly lower cost and to innovate freely. The source code will be released under an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved open source license. With this ground breaking move to open source the UltraSPARC T1 code, Sun hopes to spur innovation for massively-threaded systems and “system-on-a-chip” design through increased participation in processor architecture development and ... (more)

BEA - Interface21 Collaboration Delivers Key Java EE 5 Components for Spring 2.0

BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, and Interface21, the company behind Spring, the leading Java application framework, have announced that that two companies are collaborating to provide increased support for the recently approved Java Enterprise Edition 5 (Java EE 5) standard. As part of today's announcement, the companies have released an open source project that is designed to provide features and tooling to make programming enterprise Java easier. Interface21 and BEA worked together to use Spring 2.0 as a foundation for several key Java EE 5 co... (more)

Stratus / XenSource Ink Agreement to Link Open Source Virtualization With Industry-standard Fault Tolerance

MAYNARD, Mass., and PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stratus Technologies, Inc., a leader in IT technology and services for continuous availability, and XenSource, Inc., the leader in infrastructure virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen(TM) hypervisor, today announced they have signed a collaborative agreement with the goal of fusing continuous availability and virtualization technologies to create new IT infrastructure solutions with superior reliability, flexibility and manageability. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060313/NEM014LOGO ) Un... (more)

Open Source SOA Realized

This session will dive straight into the middle of a real-world Open Source SOA implementation, showing how all the facets of how the SOA Big Rules are attained within the solution. This will cover an in-depth walkthrough, by example and demos, of : How to implement large xmlschema driven document/literal Web services using partly Java EE 5 and partly J2EE 1.4; How security is enabled through certificate based authentication with WS-Security; How the services are orchestrated with WS-BPEL; and how JSR-168 portlets leverages the end user experience and how these are exposed using ... (more)

Safehaus Endorses OATH Reference Architecture

OATH, the initiative for Open AuTHentication, is working with SafeHaus, which provides open-source software components related to directory and security infrastructure, to integrate Open Source HOTP using the OATH Reference Architecture with its Triplesec Authentication Server and HausKeys HOTP based soft token. The project targets enterprise organizations, allowing them to use OATH and Safehaus to deploy an open strong authentication solution for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX users. Safehaus’ endorsement of the OATH Reference Architecture and use of the HOTP algorithm spec... (more)