High Performance on Wall Street

What is Sun doing in the High Performance Computing space ?  The answer to that question is likely to surprise you, especially if you have not followed Sun for the last few quarters.  Generally, what contributes to the answer are components that help enable technology solutions that meet specific requirements of latency-sensitive workloads. But the answer does not stop there.  A solution typically spans various parts of the architecture stack, from the hardware, through the operating system software and up into the end-user's application. Availability of the operating system's libraries and operating system's intrinsic observability, virtualization and high availability capabilities become essential elements   of an overall solution that business depends on.  To that end, I had an   opportunity to share in the fun of hosting a Sun solutions exhibit at this   past September's High Performance on Wall Street  event, at the   Roosevelt Hotel in New York City.  There were lots of interesting   keynotes from customers who are actually facing these challenges and   are working through them. Additionally, there were a number of   interesting exhibitors sharing the exhibit halls with us.  I, of course, talked  about successes seen by our customers through the use of Solaris  DTrace facility, our rich x64 AMD/Intel product line and various  developer tools and solutions that have HPC requirements and  capabilities inherent in them and examples of our joint work with Cisco,   Intel and Reuters that has allowed for ....very interesting low-latency   performance solutions for financial services customers.  There's a global group of customer-facing archtiects and performance engineers (lead by   Ambreesh Khanna) that is actually leading the charge on a number of   solutions geared toward aiding our global financial customer base. Overall, you can  read more about what Sun is doing in the High Performance Computing space by following this link:  http://www.sun.com/servers/hpc/index.jsp

(Photograph courtesy of Dov Friedmann. More photographs from the event are available here)


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Isaac Rozenfeld is a Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; current responsibilities include the portfolio of networking and installation technologies in Solaris, with a focus on easing the overall application deployment experience


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