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Sun Shows HPC Storage

AUSTIN, Texas -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced new products and technologies that cement its leadership in the HPC storage space, radically simplify and accelerate HPC deployments, and deliver more powerful and dense clusters to more customers.

At Supercomputing 2008 in Austin, Sun is showcasing its Open Storage solutions -- including the new Sun Storage(TM) 7000 "Amber Road" family and the Lustre(TM) parallel file system -- demonstrating Sun's ongoing storage leadership in HPC.

Sun is also previewing the next-generation Sun(TM) Constellation System -- with double the storage capacity, double the cores and double the compute nodes of the original Sun Constellation System -- in addition to other innovative technologies that will be incorporated into future Sun products.

Furthermore, Sun is announcing the Sun(TM) Storage Cluster, Sun Compute Cluster and HPC software solutions, which are designed to simplify and accelerate divisional and departmental HPC deployments. For more information on Sun's HPC solutions, please visit:

"Sun has been challenging the HPC status quo for more than two decades. The Sun Constellation System reinvented the HPC cluster and is now deployed by customers across the globe," said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems Platforms Group, Sun Microsystems. "Today we're applying that trademark innovation to new segments of the HPC market with new Open Storage and compute clusters. These solutions are just the beginning -- look for our Open Storage products to radically change the economics of the HPC market."

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