First hand accounts of the TACC Ranger Dedication

<a href=";John Leidel from the Inside HPC blog attended TACC Ranger dedication ceremony last week and he has some nice things to say about it all:
“Ranger is most certainly the triumphant result of a successful partnership between vendor and end user. As we embark upon the age of petascale computing, it is imperative that vendors and end user organizations continue to form meaningful relationships in order to ease the pain from constructing and operating systems at such scale. I congratulate TACC, AMD and Sun Microsystems for their tireless efforts to provide such a large resource dedicated to facilitating open scientific research.” Full Story
Meanwhile, our own open-source evangelist, Barton George, drove down for the event and shares his perspective on the “Humungazoid” Sun cluster as well as some cool photos:
“The question I have is how long would it take Ranger to arrive at 42?” 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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