Oracle Solaris Studio Latest News Archive - 2008



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December 12, 2008
Deep Dive Video: Sun Studio SDN Deep Dive host Ed Ort is joined by Ikroop Dhillon, product marketing manager for Sun Studio, to discuss what's new with the latest version of this popular C/C++/Fortran development environment.

December 12, 2008
Three New Sun Studio World Records With AMD Quad-Core Sun x64 Servers The new world records are in the area of SPECint_rate, SPECompL2001, and SPECompM2001, and the benchmarks are with the OpenSolaris 2008.05 OS and Sun Studio Express 11/08 compilers. Read more about the Sun x64 servers too.

December 08, 2008
Working With Multiple Boot Environments on the OpenSolaris OS With the OpenSolaris beadm utility, you can efficiently create, modify, or delete multiple boot environments with different system configurations and switch back and forth among them with ease.

December 08, 2008
Participate in CommunityOne There will be two 2009 conferences: CommunityOne East (New York), March 18-19, 2009, and CommunityOne West (San Francisco), June 1-2, 2009. See the conference Web site for complete details. The deadline to submit a proposal for a technical session, community panel, or a five-minute lightening talk is Monday, December 15. Submit your paper today!

December 01, 2008
Sun Studio Software Registration Sweepstakes Register your Sun Studio Express 07/08 or Sun Studio Express 11/08 product for a chance to win Bose QuietComfort headphones, a Wii game system, or a Guitar Hero World Tour Band Kit!

November 21, 2008
Optimized Code Debugging With Sun Studio dbx Learn how to debug the optimized code with Sun Studio dbx. Use dbx to display the value of local variables and function parameters when applications are compiled with high level compiler optimization options such as -O2, -O3, -O4, and -O5.

November 12, 2008
Sun Studio Express 11/08 Now Available This express release includes full compiler support for OpenMP 3.0 APIs, enhanced support for performance analysis of MPI applications, a new lightweight, standalone GUI debugger (dbxtool), remote development and debugging capabilities, and is based on NetBeans IDE 6.5. Download and start developing for the multi-core era today! Also listen to the podcast and remember to register your Sun Studio product and receive access to exclusive technical content.

October 24, 2008
Introducing pfexec, a Convenient Utility in the OpenSolaris OS Passwordless pfexec is the OpenSolaris version of Linux's sudo. Learn how to assign the appropriate rights profile to users so that they can execute commands with root privileges by prepending pfexec to the commands without becoming root.

October 24, 2008
Webinar: Building C/C++/Fortran Applications on OpenSolaris and Linux Using Sun Studio Interested in building high-performance, parallel applications for OpenSolaris and Linux? Certain challenges exist in the software industry for native language developers including multi-core development, heterogeneous OpenSolaris and Linux development, and Linux compatibility issues. Join Sun's Ikroop Dhillon and find out how Sun Studio software delivers the solution.

October 17, 2008
Installing Sun Web Stack on OpenSolaris OS Sun Web Stack contains numerous preconfigured tools (Apache, MySQL, PHP, NetBeans IDE, and others) for developing and deploying applications. This article describes how to install and initialize the stack on the OpenSolaris OS.

October 10, 2008
New Solaris 10 Applications Library Is Live on BigAdmin Search for and download Solaris 10 applications by vendor or application name/description (for SPARC or x86/x64 platforms).

September 19, 2008
Debugging Multithreaded Programs This article suggests ways of avoiding bugs in your code as well as strategies for finding these bugs using the dbx command-line debugger.

September 12, 2008
Using DTrace to Demystify Watchpoints in the Sun Studio dbx Debugger This article educates users on how to use the watchpoint facility in the Sun Studio dbx debugger for both source-level and instruction-level debugging.

September 05, 2008
Updated: Getting The Best AMD64 Performance With Sun Studio Compilers This article has been updated with essential information for Sun Studio 12. Read the note at the top of the article.

September 05, 2008
Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 Now Available for Solaris and Linux Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 software is an optimized and scalable MPI library and parallel job launcher, which is based on the open-source Open MPI project. It supports Sun Studio compilers and tools and GNU/gcc toolchains on both Solaris and Linux. Learn more details and download it today.

August 29, 2008
Why Use Sun Studio 12 Compilers and Tools? This article provides a features overview of Sun Studio 12 software and addresses how it allows developers to capitalize on multicore hardware, multithreaded software, and diverse open-source technology offerings.

August 29, 2008
Podcast: Introducing Sun Studio Express 07/08 Sun's Ikroop Dhillon and Ruud Van Der Pas discuss support for OpenMP 3.0 APIs, the integration of ClusterTools (based on Open MPI), and support for performance analysis of MPI applications in this newest release of Sun Studio Express, which is based on NetBeans IDE 6.1.

August 22, 2008
AMD64 Instruction-Level Debugging With dbx This article details how to use the dbx debugger efficiently to display the contents of memory at specified addresses, and how to display machine instructions.

August 15, 2008
Using DTrace with Sun Studio Tools to Understand, Analyze, Debug, and Enhance Complex Applications This article describes the DTrace utility and its architecture and shows how different tools can be used to fix software deficiencies and performance problems.

August 08, 2008
DTrace Output Visualization With NetBeans DTrace GUI Plugin This new release includes Chime, a graphical tool for visualizing DTrace aggregations. Utilize the included DTrace scripts to optimize Web Stack and native applications.

July 30, 2008
Sun Studio Express 07.08 - Now Available! This express release includes support for OpenMP 3.0 APIs, integration of ClusterTools (based on Open MPI), and support for performance analysis of MPI applications. Download and start developing for the multi-core era today.

July 28, 2008
Sun Studio dbx Debugger Easily debug multithreaded applications with complete control of the dynamic execution in any program. Check out the advanced debugging features in dbx that set it apart from the rest.

July 21, 2008
Accelerate Application Builds With Dmake Sun Studio's dmake utility can accelerate complex application builds by building components in parallel. Learn how to configure a distributed build environment and get guidelines on makefile customization.

July 21, 2008
Twitter: Sun Studio Already using Twitter? Follow Sun Studio to get updates and insights from the product team.

July 11, 2008
Beyond LAMP: SAMP... LGPJ... LAMJ... LAMP: It's not just for Linux any more! Develop using your OS, language, app server, database, and IDE of choice.

July 01, 2008
OSDevCon 2008: OpenSolaris and Sun Studio At the recent OpenSolaris Developer Conference, Sun Studio Linux Architect Roman Shaposhnik highlighted OpenSolaris with Sun Studio as the ultimate development platform. Watch this video and read a blog from Intel's David Stewart for his take on the session.

July 01, 2008
IDE Survey: Sun Studio Gets High Marks In Evans Data Corp.'s survey of more than 1,200 developers to rate various IDE features and attributes, Sun Studio ranked number one in "performance of resulting applications" and number four overall in user satisfaction (registration required).

May 19, 2008
Using and Redistributing Sun Studio Libraries in an Application Sun Studio software provides redistributable libraries that can be incorporated into an application to provide functionality and reduce development time. This article contains best practices for redistributing these libraries and for maintaining applications that depend on them.

May 08, 2008
Using Intel's Threading Building Blocks (TBB) with Sun Studio 12 Discover how to use Sun Studio to build Intel's Threading Building Blocks (TBB), an open-source runtime library that reduces the effort required to express parallelism in C++ programs.

May 05, 2008
OpenSolaris 2008.05 is Now Available Take your idea from experiment to global deployment on a single platform in a familiar environment. Complete with free, built-in features, OpenSolaris can be deployed on nearly 1000 systems.

April 15, 2008
Using Sun Studio with the GCC Tool Chain Sun Studio can interoperate with the GCC tool chain in different ways. This page discusses the different kinds of interoperability and what the caveats are.

March 05, 2008
Debugging the JVM Using dbx See how to use the Sun Studio tool dbx to debug a particularly thorny JVM crash on a Solaris x86 system.

February 27, 2008
Sun Studio Express - February 2008 Build Sun Studio Express 2/08 sports an updated IDE (based on NetBeans IDE 6.0), Project D-Light, updated compilers and optimized code generation (e.g. SSSE3) as well as improved RTC support on x86-based platforms.

January 31, 2008
New Solaris Application Programming Book! This brand new tome is a comprehensive guide to optimizing the performance of applications running on the Solaris operating system. It covers the fundamentals of system performance, using analysis and optimization tools to their fullest, and shows you how to get the most from Solaris systems and applications. It's available on Safari Online and Sun Books.

January 28, 2008
Tocarema Powers Up For its automated trading platform, startup TBricks (formerly Tocarema) had an impressive list of requirements for its C/C++ toolchain. They turned to Sun Microsystems and its Sun Studio 12 software. See how they did it!