My reason for being in Ca, is to visit the Sun Labs Open House. The day was opened by Bob Sproull, the Labs Director and Greg Papadopolous, Sun’s EVP for R&D and CTO. They both spoke about the goals and accountability of Sun Labs. They look to create new technologies, improve our current technologies or occasionally improve Sun. They are beginning to look at Sun Labs with a venturer’s view and no longer measure the output of white papers, books and conference speeches. Greg Popadopolous said, “these things are better done in Universities”. After the speeches I wandered over to the main building and noticed in the entrance lobby a wall of innovation.

Sun's Wall of Patents

Sun has mounted the patent plaques granted its staff on two opposite walls. So I took a picture,  NB I am standing up and six foot tall. There are a lot! In addition I wrote several posts on my sun/oracle blog about the exhibition and lectures I went to both yesterday and today.


Originally posted on my sun/oracle blog, republished here in March 2016

A visit to the Sun Labs open day(s)
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2 thoughts on “A visit to the Sun Labs open day(s)

  • 13th March 2016 at 12:32 am

    Possibly the article with the most relevance today was the article on search, partly because of the problem which took big data and graph maths to solve and partly because they were looking at enterprise search, a problem I returned to later in my time at Sun and a problem I am still not sure is well solved.

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