TACC Ranger: Open Womps Proprietary


TACC Ranger Supercomputer
The TACC Ranger cluster now under construction could soon dominate the TOP500:
“One of Ranger’s biggest impacts, though, might be the way it is built. Sun said it is constructed with open technologies, and its reusable components can be used to build both small and large High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters.
Bjorn Andersson, Sun’s director of HPC systems, revealed that the “secret sauce” is innovation at the system level. “It enables us to radically reduce the amount of complexity for petascale level clusters,” he said, “making them easier to deploy and manage, and more efficient to own and operate.”
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About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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