The Tokyo Institute of Technology - which put Sun Microsystems back on the HPC map along with floating point accelerator maker ClearSpeed back in the summer of 2006, with the 87 teraflops Tsubame 1.0 supercomputing cluster - has decided to go with different vendors and technologies in its next generation 2.4 petaflops Tsubame 2. …
"But this time around .... it's not suing Sun or ClearSpeed."
" But this time around, according to an announcement that Tokyo Tech made this week, it's not suing Sun or ClearSpeed."
Surely you mean "using" instead of "suing".
Big in Japan
I live just around the corner from Tokyo Institute of Technology - waiting for the day their marketing team latches on the idea of shortening the name a la MIT , complete with large neon signs high above the Tokyo skyline
it's not using ClearSpeed
Did I read correctly that they got rid of Solaris for Windows HPC server 2008 or am wrong!! Technology moves on.
I first thought that they had dumped a superior platform for the garbage x64 iron, but then I read "Opteron". Then they just switched garbage for garbage, the only thing worth mentioning was the OS swapping, which is for the worst anyway.
We need a new Cray dude. The HPC segment is stagnating!
It is a political decision
Sun is now owned by Oracle.