Sun Gets Serious About Supercomputing

Timothy Prickett Morgan writes in Computer Business Review that Sun is seriously back in the HPC business:
“In the past several years Sun has embraced X64 processors and re-ported its Solaris operating system to this processor architecture, and it was well on its way down this path when Bechtolsheim was brought back in. But what is clear from the “Galaxy” server designs and now the “Constellation” blade server and related parallel supercomputer designs is that, for whatever reason, Sun is back in the game in the server racket in general and is determined to not be at the bottom of the Top 500 list of supercomputers any more. Because Bechtolsheim understands, of course, that the network is the computer and that designing the interconnect in any cluster is more important than the elements of the compute nodes themselves.” Full Story

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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