Andy B. to Part-time at Arista, Plans to Continue HPC work at Sun

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.

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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.

One Response to Andy B. to Part-time at Arista, Plans to Continue HPC work at Sun

  1. Eric says:

    Not entirely true. Andy is still staying at Sun part-time to continue working in product development, especially around HPC products.

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