University of Tokyo to Bolster Project Fortress


The University of Tokyo and Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced two joint research projects that will focus on high-performance computing and Web-based programming languages:
“A group led by Professor Masato Takeichi and Associate Professor Zhenjiang Hu at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo will collaborate with Dr. Guy Steele and his team at Sun Labs to develop a library based on skeletal parallel programming in Fortress (a programming language designed by Sun for high-performance computing). The collaborative research is expected to significantly enhance the convenience of parallel programming, and the results will be disclosed under an OSI-approved license.” 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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