Following on the heels of what it calls a major increase in supercomputer customers (88 in one recent ranking), Sun Microsystems is forming a new business unit to concentrate specifically on high-performance and technical computing.
Shahin Khan will head the new unit. He says products will include: Sun Blade workstations for 64-bit desktop computing; Sun Fire servers; HPC ClusterTools; and ONE Grid Engine software.
The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
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