Sun’s busy week in HPC

David Needle at ServerWatch says it seemed like Sun was everywhere this week:
“Constellation, which was initially announced back in June, is a three-pronged petaflop-capable system consisting of ultra-dense blades, Sun’s X4500 storage systems and the new, ultra-dense Magnum switch. The blade system is known as the Sun Blade 6048, with 48 blades in four shelves of 12. Magnum is the codename for an Infiniband switch with 3,456 ports. The official title is Sun Datacenter Switch 3456. Sun claims its architecture will greatly reduce latency when communicating from node to node and offer improved overall system throughput. The first Sun Constellation System is currently being built at the University of Texas in Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center. This system will consist of 82 blades, the Sun Fire 6048 Ultra dense blade server, 72 Sun X4500 storage servers and two 3456 switches.” 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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