HPCVL Turns to CMT for HPC

Sun Microsystems today announced that High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) in Canada has selected Sun to power Victoria Falls, its new compute cluster based on Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 servers and the Solaris 10 OS. HPCVL selected the Sun platform for its reliable, secure computing environment as well as its capability to scale dynamically, with little difficulty and with lower total cost of ownership. At full capacity, the Sun-powered Victoria Falls HPC cluster is designed to process nearly 10,000 threads simultaneously.
“As a long time customer of Sun for HPC expertise and solutions, it was natural for us to look to Sun’s latest technology to keep up with the growing demands from our increasing user and application base,” said Dr. Ken Edgecombe, Executive Director, HPCVL. “With the type of growth we are seeing we needed to look at the best HPC platform out there and be able to introduce new technologies. The CMT technology built into the Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 server has enabled us to help some of our 600+ researchers begin to use the new multi-threaded, multi-core technologies and prepare to scale rapidly to support the massive workload on the servers. We are seeing scaling even better than expected as we continue to see application demand increase.” 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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