Sun SC08 Booth Peaks Curiosity

Oh man, my SC08 booth plans are the subject of news and speculation! Inside HPC reports that Sun is planning to demo Rocks on Solaris:
“Earlier today, we posted a preview of the Sun booth at SC08. In it, we speculated on the appearance of the Rocks cluster distribution in their booth, running Sun’s Solaris operating system no less. For once, our speculation was correct! Thanks go out to Mason Katz, Greg Bruno and Anoop Rajendra [Solaris port project lead for the Rocks team] for confirming the news.
Anoop’s response:
Our display at the Sun booth will consist of –
1. A small cluster running an alpha version of Rocks on Solaris.
2. Fully automated provisioning of Solaris compute nodes, and Thumper/Thor (NAS) appliances as part of the cluster from a Linux frontend.
3. Rolls support
4. MPI support using the Sun HPC Cluster Tools product.
5. Sun Grid engine batch system support, and demonstration of running MPI jobs using SGE Full Story
As for other speculation, I’m just not telling. 😉

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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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