Apps on Demand - Open Sourced ones too


Today, Sun announced a cool feature at the new look Network.com. This is called Application Catalog, where an user can checkout an application, provide their own input and let the network.com compute nodes do the work for you. There are some nice open source applications available for general use. As an end user, you can use these applications. if you are a developer, you could make your application available for other users. Don't have a Solaris x64 system? Well, you can build your application itself in Network.com :-)

This is a huge benefit for Open Source developers as well as ISVs who want to develop applications for the best OS in the world.

Blender  is one such application available for use here. If you have a few blend files that you want to be rendered, you can use the Blender application from the Application Catalog to do the work for you. Meanwhile, your personal compute resource could be used for some other creative work.

Check it out.

Some blog entries already. The last one from my team who bring such applications to Network.com.

http://blogs.sun.com/ontherecord/entry/sun_launches_new_application_jukebox
http://blogs.sun.com/innovation/entry/on_demand_delivery_of_hpc
http://blogs.sun.com/kt/entry/network_com_delivers_on_demand
http://blogs.sun.com/hardik/entry/clustalw_on_sun_grid

BTW, if you like some application that is not available already, you can request for it. Cool, is it not?

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