Andy B. to Part-time at Arista, Plans to Continue HPC work at Sun
October 23, 2008 1 Comment
A lot of erroneous reports have Andy Bechtolsheim leaving Sun. This is not true. As his personal assistant on many a supercomputing show, I’m happy to report that Andy will continue working in Sun product development, especially around HPC products:
“Andreas von Bechtolsheim, a brilliant billionaire who has created some of the best-selling computer systems in the industry, is resigning as chief architect of Sun Microsystems to focus on a start-up that is challenging another industry giant, Cisco Systems. Mr. Bechtolsheim’s new company, Arista Networks, has built an ultra-fast network switch that costs one-tenth the price of similar products from Cisco. The hardware, which has already been purchased in small quantities by government labs, universities and Internet start-ups, is aimed squarely at data-oriented organizations like Google that need to wring as much speed as possible from their computing centers.” Full Story
Ed note: If “Arista” sounds familiar, it may be because it’s also known to many as Whitney Houston’s record company.