Sun HPC Consortium Day 1

The first thing that greeted you as you pulled into the parking lot of Dresden's Westin Bellevue hotel for Sun's HPC Consortium was our Supercomputer in a Box, aka Project Blackbox. However, the draw of the morning was definitely Andy Bechtolsheim's presentation on what was sitting across the river on the ISC floor in another box. A standing room only crowd heard Andy talk about what others will have to wait another day for. But I'll just give a few teasers. Sun's solution for open petaflop computing doesn't require a million processor cores. We aren't sure running OpenMPI across a million cores makes sense. Instead, were sticking with industry standard x86 processors from Intel and AMD. Stay tuned, tomorrow you can hear the rest of the story. Any oh yes, it does run Solaris too.
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