News Bits: Friday, Feb 4, 2011

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Here are some HPC news bits of interest this week:

  • SGI Profitable, announces best quarter ever. Can you remember the last time you read that?
  • A Year Without Sun. This week marked the first anniversary of the demise of Sun Microsystems. Where have they gone?
  • World’s Biggest PC. Windows Server 2008 R2 is now certified on the SGI Altix UV. Imagine a PC with 2048 cores. Now you can have one.
  • Worlds Biggest Storage Silo. Oracle announces 5 Terabyte STK tape drive, which enables a 5-Exabyte tape library. That’s 5×1018 bytes, folks!