Monday, February 07, 2005

Needing computing cycles ?

Sun Microsystems is launching a new grid computing service for companies which sometimes need high computing power but can't (or don't want to ...) afford a supercomputer ... If you have a problem to solve and need a quick answer, you can submit it to this new Sun service : hundreds of computers will simultaneously work on it, and you are likely to quickly receive the result. President of Sun Microsystems Jonathan Schwartz said : "The hallmark of a utility is a transparent price." Indeed, the pricing is clear : 1$ per CPU per hour ... You can watch the video of the announcement at this address ...

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