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Sun Petascale Architecture at the Heart of New Supercomputer
Platform Meets Needs for Study of Complex Flow Simulations
Barely a year in the public eye, the Sun Constellation System based on petascale architecture, has already been chosen by the German Center for Computer Applications in Aerospace Science and Engineering (C²A²S²E), which is supported by Airbus and the state of Lower Saxony. The new supercomputer, with a compute capacity of 46.6 TFlops, will carry a EUR 5.2 million price tag.
Sun CTO on xVM and Virtualization
How These Sun Technologies Can Work for You
It is pretty well known that Sun xVM and Virtualization can save a remarkable amount of time and money. In a Q&A session Mike Wookey, Sun CTO and distinguished engineer of Sun xVM and Connected Systems, explains that “in areas like high performance computing, xVM is a real boon for ensuring that thousands of nodes and systems do what they’re supposed to do.”
Sao Paulo University Choses Sun Infrastructure for Compute Cluster
Largest Compute Cluster in Latin America Built on Sun Fire X4150 Servers
The largest compute cluster in Latin America, spanning seven different sites, is Sao Paulo University's $3.1 million UNESP Computer Capacity Integration (GridUNESP), which will be powered by Sun technology and run on the Sun Fire X4150 Server. The central cluster of systems will have 2048 processing nuclei and a compute capacity of 23.2 TFlops. The complete system will total 33.32 TFlops.
Sun and China Mobile Sign $34 Million IT Contract Agreement
China Mobile Expects Big Cost Reductions in Real Estate, Energy
Sun has signed a $34 million contract with China Mobile Communications Corporation to deliver IT products and services during 2008. It is expected that Sun's Eco Innovation solutions will enable the IT infrastructure to increase operational efficiency by 85%, doubling real estate savings and reducing energy costs by half. The agreement will help China Mobile release new value-added services that will enhance its core competitiveness and reveal new business opportunities.
System News For Sun Users Blog Recap
Recent Blog Entries of Interest to Sun Users
System News posts items of interest for Sun users on a regular basis on the System News For Sun Users blog. A quick recap of posts for the last week includes:

  • Scott McNealy Video to UK Entrepeneurs - June 2008
  • Sun, Flash Memory and Open Storage
  • Active Power’s PowerHouse for Sun Modular Datacenter S20
  • Network.com Makes BBC’s Best Cloud Apps
  • Discussion on Flash Memory and Sun Storage Technology
  • COMSTAR Demonstration Video
  • Setting Up Resource Control in Solaris 10
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Sun HPC ClusterTools 8.0 EA2 Now Available; Supports Linux
Early Access Includes Bug Fixes, New Features
Sun HPC ClusterTools 8 Early Access 2 is a pre-release version of Open MPI 1.3 with the latest bug fixes and new features including, Linux support, DTrace providers for MPI, MPI support for Mellanox ConnectX HCAs, MPI profiling with VampirTrace, MPI profiling with PERUSE and support for C++ applications built with libstlport4. This is the first release to support Linux.
Sun Support for Java System Products on System Virtualization Solutions
Support Statement for JES with system virtualization products and features
In March, Sun released a public support statement that said Sun supports middleware products on a variety of virtualization technologies. A June update from Sun clarifies which Sun Java System products are supported with the following virtualization products and features :

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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 124 Issue 1, 2 and 3; Volume 123 Issue 4
We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 124 Issue 3, were:

  • Sun BluePrints: Understanding the Sun xVM Hypervisor Architecture [20024]

  • Is ZFS Right for Replication Between Your Remote Sites? [19984]

  • Overview of the Sun xVM Hypervisor [20013]

  • Creating a Home NAS Box with CIFS Server in the OpenSolaris OS [20036]

  • Upgrade or Patch: Considering the Solaris 10 05/08 (Update 5) Patch Bundle [20133]

  • Mac OS X v10.6 to Support Solaris ZFS File System [20146]

  • How to Upgrade From LDoms 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 to LDoms 1.0.3 [20104]

  • A Couple of Simple Approaches to Backing Up and Restoring a MySQL Database [20135]

  • MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition 6.3 Announced [20178]

  • Sun Delivers New HPC Products in Sun Blade, Sun Constellation Families [20179]

The longer version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four weeks.

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