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.
University of Southampton researchers have come up with a way to 3D print transparent optical fibers like those used in fiber-optic telecommunications cables, potentially boosting frequency and reducing loss.
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