Sun’s Constellation for Supercomputing

Our new high-performance computing (HPC) system, the Constellation, has the potential to create the largest supercomputer on the planet. The system is built on mainstream operating systems and hardware but users a new storage system, the Sun StorageTek 5800, which is capable of holding half a petabyte of storage per rack. According to our HPC Director Bjorn Andersson, what we have done is to take general-purpose, industry-standard products coupled with open-source software and "designed it as an open, scalable architecture." Check out the ComputerWorld story here, plus the video of what a Sun StorageTek 5800 customer has to say about the latest innovation from Sun.


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