Tag: Sun Microsystems
Fortress programming language gets axed by Ellison and company.
One man’s take on the viability of HPC’s much-beloved grid resource manager.
R9-million upgrade bumps Linpack performance from 25 to 61 teraflops.
A year ago the Lustre community was stunned by Oracle’s message at the 2010 Lustre User Group (LUG). Lustre was no longer a vendor neutral platform; you had to buy Sun/Oracle storage hardware to get future versions of the software. The community uproar was strong to the threat HPC’s most popular file system going away.
Layoffs, a missing product roadmap, and an SC10 no-show all point to company’s exit from the high performance computing business.
Company may still be formulating strategy.
Merged company will battle IBM, HP, Dell and Cisco.
McNealy and Ellison vow to carry Sun technologies forward.
European Commission says it’s satisfied competition and innovation will be preserved.
The dominant storyline in high performance computing this year was not about technology, but the economy. Eleven companies in the HPC space were either acquired or went out of business in 2009. We recap their stories here.