Bull choosen for 200-Teraflops Supercomputer
Good news for Sun(NASDAQ: JAVA) : The Forschungszentrum Julich in Germany Chooses Bull to Deliver a 200-Teraflops Supercomputer for the JuRoPa Project. JuRoPA stands for “Jülich Research on Petaflop Architectures”.
Good news for Sun? Yes … because Bull is mainly the prime contractor for this HPC project. Sun delivers large parts of the hardware and important components of the software:
Julich's new supercomputer is a cluster combining Bull NovaScale servers, Sun blade servers, all based on Intel(R) Xeon(R) Nehalem processors, and complete HPC cluster software provided by Partec. This is combined with a high-performance input-output (I/O) system based on a Sun ZFS/Lustre file system, guaranteeing end-to-end data integrity.
Based on the actual Top500 list, this would be the sixth largest supercomputer worldwide and the largest supercomputer in Europe.