BNL uses Sun Grid for Nuclear Physics

Physicists working on the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory have turned to Network.com to run simulations using its StarSim application. STAR tracks the thousands of particles produced by ion collisions at the laboratory’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, searching for quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a form of matter that is believed to have last existed just after the Big Bang, at the dawn of the universe. The STAR experiment involves accumulating and analyzing millions of images of ion collisions, a process that is both computing-intensive and data-intensive. Sun and Brookhaven National Laboratory have been asked to present their partnership at the CHEP conference. Full Story (pdf)
Sun’s Roger Day sends us this link to a slide presentation about the Sun Grid at Brookhaven.

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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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