Is x64 the final answer for HPC?

Express Computer writes that HPC is becoming increasingly popular amongst media and entertainment companies and their platform of choice is none other than 64-bit x86:
Karthik Ramarao, Director-Technology Team, Systems Practice, Sun Microsystems India, added, “Depending on their workflow environment and on-going projects, M&E users need to optimize resources at-hand. Sun’s HPC solutions contain a customizable software stack. M&E users tailor these software solutions to manage their workloads, provision hardware resources, repurpose render-farms, manage storage capacities and so on. Sun’s M&E solutions offer complete flexibility to users to adopt them in their studios.” 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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