In between planning for our upcoming
user group meeting prior to next month's ISC09
conference, I've had a busy week meeting with a number of our HPC partners. I started off the week meeting with Cray's CEO Pete Ungaro. Cray is one of our
Lustre partners, offering their customers
based on the
Sun Lustre file system
. I also met with Sun partner
Integrated Media Technologies
. IMT is one of our first partners to qualify for our new Sun HPC Elite partner program, bringing their expertise in Lustre, InfiniBand, and GPGPU technology to our customers. Speaking of GPGPU, yesterday I met with
Nvidia's new VP of sales for GPGPU and professional graphics technologies. A number of Sun customers are adding GPGPU's to their Sun clusters, most notably the
supercomputer which now includes 170 Nvidia Tesla GPGPUs.
Want to hear more about Sun's latest plans for Lustre, InfiniBand, and GPGPU technology? June is a wonderful month to visit Germany and the
HPC Consortium user group meeting in Hamburg promises to bring you updates in all these areas. There is still time to
register at the reduced early bird registration fee. I hope to see many of you there.