Ranger Supercomputer Gets Processor Boost

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced that “Ranger,” its world-class Sun supercomputer, has been upgraded with new Quad-Core AMD OpteronTM processors. TACC now offers the national open science community a computing resource with a peak performance rating of 579.4 teraflops.
“Ranger was the first major supercomputing system to use AMD’s native quad-core technology, proving its performance on large-scale science,” said Jay Boisseau, TACC director. “We’re very excited to work with AMD and Sun to upgrade Ranger’s performance with even faster AMD processors, providing the national open science community with unprecedented computing power.” 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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