HPC Bigger on sun.com


Sun.com has a feature story on the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas (TACC) and the recently unveiled Ranger supercomputer. Sun offered the best overall performance thanks to the Sun Constellation System’s open petascale architecture, which tightly integrates Sun’s exceptional compute, storage, and networking technology. This architecture reduces switching elements by a factor of 300, cabling by a factor of six, and system footprint by up to 20%. In a petascale deployment, these efficiencies shorten deployment times and yield huge savings in floor space and energy costs.
“We evaluated a lot of partners and a lot of vendors. Sun’s offer far exceeded what any of the others offered.”
– Tom Minyard
Assistant Director, Advanced Computing Systems
Texas Advanced Computing Center
Of course, not everyone needs a supercomputer the size of Ranger. With Sun Constellation Reference Designs, you can easily scale configurations to fit your needs. Check out Sun.com for the Full Story.

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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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