Julich Supercomputing Centre Chooses Sun for HPC

The Julich Supercomputing Centre has selected a Bull architecture integrating best-of-breed (Sun) technologies in a production-level system with 200 TFLOPS of butt-whumping power:
“Julich’s new supercomputer is a cluster combining Bull NovaScale servers, Sun blade servers, all based on Intel(R) Xeon(R) Nehalem processors, and complete HPC cluster software provided by Partec. This is combined with a high-performance input-output (I/O) system based on a Sun ZFS/Lustre file system, guaranteeing end-to-end data integrity. Bull supplies the know-how to integrate these advanced technologies while ensuring that the new supercomputer is an extremely effective tool with the production-level standards of a world-class HPC center. 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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