Sun powers UN weather grid

Predicting the weather in the United Arab Emirates is fairly simple – it’s usually sunny. However, in many industries, a bit more information is required, as calculating precise geothermic patterns and wind and tide schedules are determining factors in making business decisions. Powering the ongoing calculation of such minute data to give an overall pattern is where the United Nations and the UAE Army recently turned to Sun Microsystems and AMD, to enable them to build a simulation grid of weather patterns in the Southern Gulf that is second to none. Full Story

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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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