Sun: We Can Top Big Blue and Bring it Home

With the TACC Ranger supercomputer, Sun will soon be duking it out with Big Blue for the fastest machine on the planet. But while IBM’s esoteric cell architecture will likely stay in the labs, it is important to note that Sun’s open technology is coming to a datacenter near you:
“Texas Advanced Computing Center might be the largest supercomputer on the planet,” said Sun’s Mike McNerney. “This isn’t just targeted at them. This is actually targeted at bringing this level of cluster computing into a more mainstream environment, if you will, your own personal supercomputer, and being able to run that in your data centers, and product design shops.” Full Story

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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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