Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from the recent enterprise HPC news stream as reported at insideHPC.com.
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Star-P for finance revved
Interactive Supercomputing has released Star-P 2.5 for Financial Services, the newest version of its financial software designed to bring the power of HPC to financial institutions. (More on this enterprise HPC news item)
Sun adds mass storage option for smaller enterprises
The Register is reporting today on a new tape-based storage offering from Sun in the small-to-medium sized business market. (More on this enterprise computing news item)
QLogic readies 8Gb Fibre Channel
QLogic has begun vendor qualification on its new line of 8 Gb Fibre Channel switches and host bus adapters
The new cards double the performance of FC products you can get from QLogic today but remain compatible with older 4 and 2 Gb solutions.
Sun launches Niagara II
Sun announced the commercial launch of the UltraSparc T2, codenamed Niagara II. 8 cores, 64 threads, designed for virtualization. (More on this HPC news item)
Green Grid announces strategy, timelines
The Green Grid gave an overview of their strategy and timeline for deliverables at a press event yesterday.
The group reiterated its bottom up focus (partly in response to questions about criticisms from the Gartner Group): start with the data center now, where they feel they can make a near-term impact and get their hands around the problem, and work out to larger issues over the long term when there is a contribution to be made.
The strategy is focused around three thrusts: data collection, data assessment, and technology proposals. The near term plan is aggressive, with major deliverable documents in all thrusts by the end of this year. Certainly some of these documents will be high level, but the group intends to iterate and refine over time.
For more on this item, including a detailed list of deliverables and their due dates, click over to full article at insideHPC.com.
PG&E has also announced their membership in the GG, the first utility to do so.