Sun Deploys Region’s Biggest Grid at UAE

Sun Microsystems has deployed “one of the most advanced super grid computers in the world” at UAE University in the United Arab Emirates. The system is the region’s biggest grid computing system.
Sun’s deployment consists of 100 blades, each with two quad core sockets, providing grid power of around 8.3 Tera Flops. The system is able to support both Intel-Xeon and AMD-Opetron flavors on the same type of blade server to maximize the usage of a wide range of HPC applications within one infrastructure. Users can log into the grid through Sun Thin Client technology – SunRay, that will be distributed among two separate laboratories each with 20 seats.
“Sun is delighted to have the UAE University as a new member to Sun’s High Performing Computing community- a community where it can engage with Sun engineers, partners and other customers in real time,” said Tarek Ayass, Education and Research Regional Manager for Sun Microsystems. “Sun’s open, scalable architecture of world-class components accelerates deployment, speeds results, and removes limitations. Our long-standing commitment to the high performance computing market delivers unmatched performance, flexibility, and ease of management. Sun’s goal is to provide support for educational and industrial research in the region, and collaborate with international Grid initiatives to lead international research toward the global grid; the next generation of the Internet,” Ayass added. 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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