Largest Sun Supercomputer in Europe Fires Up at Jülich

Sun Microsystems announced the supercomputer JuRoPA2 went online last week at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. The new HPC system at Jülich Supercomputing Centre is the most powerful Sun technology-based computer in Europe, featuring 2,208 nodes supported by the Sun Constellation System and Sun Blade X6275 server modules. The Sun Constellation Systems operate with record-setting Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5570 series and communicate with each other via six newly developed “Project M9” InfiniBand switches from Sun. The “Project M9” switches supply quad data rate (QDR) and up to 648 ports while slashing the amount of complex cabling required. Like the Sun Constellation System, they are part of Sun’s open PetaFLOP architecture, a package of integrated components for HPC applications. Full Story

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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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