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boston.internet.com: Sun, IBM Forge High Performance Computing Units

Apr 29, 2003, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems and IBM are once again going head-to-head in their efforts to lure new customers. Both companies have announced plans to reshape their high-performance computing offerings through the formation of new business units.

"Sun earlier this month announced the creation of its High Performance and Technical Computing (HPTC) unit and IBM this week unveiled its Deep Thinking unit. Both firms want use these ventures to rein in their intensive computing efforts by better defining them to serve customers. They believe creating HPTC systems that draw resources from their software, services, sales and storage divisions should help them do that...

"Sun discussed its HPTC plans in a call with reporters and analysts Wednesday. Clark Masters, Executive Vice President of Sun's Enterprise Systems Products and Shahin Khan, newly-anointed Vice President of the HPTC unit, highlighted where they see areas of growth and expressed confidence that HPTC will thrive despite some evidence that low-level Linux clusters are eating away at the high-performance market.

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