Knocking on the Petaflops Door

HPC Wire reports that suspense is in the air for the pending TOP500 list to be announced at ISC’08 in June:
“While a number of research organizations around the world have announced plans to reach the petaflop/s performance level, whether any will achieve this milestone in time for the next TOP500 list remains to be seen. Following tradition, the 31st edition of the TOP500 list will be unveiled during the opening session of ISC ’08 on Wednesday, June 18.” Full Story
In my mind, Sun has really opened the door for the Petaflops Era with the TACC Ranger supercomputer. The Sun Constellation System is the world’s first open Petascale computing environment combining ultra-dense high performance computing, networking, storage and software into an integrated system that delivers massive scalability, dramatically reduced complexity and breakthrough economics. Check out the Pathways to Petascale whitepaper.

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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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