Get your JAVA, ProCurve doing well, Feds ask for comment on networking plan, and more

In this today's enterprise HPC roundup Sun's new ticker symbol goes live, HP reports that its ProCurve gear is doing well, the government wants your help getting its networking plan right, and more.

Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from the recent enterprise HPC news stream as reported at

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Get your JAVA today

The AP reports that today is the day that Sun Microsystems flushes its old ticker symbol — SUNW — in favor of the trendier JAVA. Sun’s stock is off 10% since January, and is off its February 2007 high by over 20%. (More on this enterprise HPC news item)

ProCurve switches doing well

HP is talking about the success of its ProCurve line today

HP logoProCurve Networking by HP experienced year-over-year port growth for the second calendar quarter of 2007 more than double the industry growth rate, according to a recent report by market research firm Dell’Oro Group.

Uncle Sam wants you…to comment

The $3B Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) office is asking for comment by the end of September on its draft plan for advanced networking research and development.

Do the country a favor and send in your two cents. You can find the plan at under “What’s New’, “Solicitation for comment…”

Weekly Takeout podcast posted

In this week’s episode AMD and Intel duke it out with dueling chip and technology announcements, DARPA drops support for productivity research, TACC starts an international supercomputing group, IBM broadens support for Solaris, China gets new Blue, optical quantum computing takes another step forward, new chip cooling technology, and stocks.

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