Just weeks after Sun announced its vision for a new era in network computing and unveiled major elements of its new Sun Grid utility offering, Sun is announcing its intent to award spare cycles to deserving research efforts. Sun has already begun planning with two of the world's leading research universities: University of California-Berkeley and University of Southern California. Institutions interested in applying for Sun Grid Research Grants can register to receive more information at www.sun.com/edu/programs/star.html.
Sun is currently working with the University of California-Berkeley and USC to define the Sun Grid Research Grant program and engage the resources of the Grid to aid current research projects.
“One of our professors at U.C. Berkeley, Professor Ethan Ligon, plans to use a Sun Grid Research Grant to lessen the risk associated with drought and disease in Southern India,” said Shelton Waggener, chief information officer at UC-Berkeley. “Professor Ligon's studies require complex statistical analysis which has been previously limited by the small number of workstations available for his calculations. By utilizing Sun's Grid Research Grant program, a task that previously took more than nine months to compute can now be solved in only a few hours.”
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