Sun Girds up for GridBy Joel Shore | Print
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Sun Solidifies Grid Computing With 20 New Industry AlliancesSANTA CLARA, CA -- Sun Microsystems Inc. has added 20 new technology companies to its High Performance and Technical Computing (HPTC) Alliance Partner Program in an effort to advance grid performance for Sun customers.
Grid is Sun's architecture for optimizing network computing by managing many computers as one. It encompasses solutions designed and built with a common set of architectural principles.
The 20 new partners include Avaki ClearSpeed Critical Software, DataDirect Networks, DataSynapse, Dothill, Engineous, Enigmatec, Exludus, GridIron, GridXper, Level 5 Networks, Meiosys, Paremus, Pathscale, PGI, Scali, StorageTek, Streamline Computing and United Devices.
The Frost & Sullivan award acknowledges innovation in Sun's Grid Engine Enterprise Edition software. The software is a distributed resource management system for heterogeneous, distributed environments consisting of compute, memory, and storage units, applications, licenses and data. It is designed to increase overall productivity and return on assets, as well as lower total cost of ownership.