Austin emerges as top supercomputer center

When Jay Boisseau was asked to come to the University of Texas, skeptics told him UT was unlikely to become a major player in the supercomputing field. Boisseau, however, proved them wrong, helping land the federal grant that brought the supercomputer Ranger to the Austin campus.
“The strongest thing that Jay had going for him with Ranger was the partnership with Sun (Microsystems, which developed the computer hardware),” said Thom Dunning, who heads the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. “It really takes a partner that is in the computer business that allowed them to take a step beyond what everyone else proposes” in terms of system performance for a given cost.” 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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