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Sun’s Network.com is the way forward for grid

http://blogs.sun.com/HPC/entry/bnl_uses_sun_grid_for

Physicists working on the STAR experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory have turned to Network.com to run simulations using its StarSim application. STAR tracks the thousands of particles produced by ion collisions at the laboratory’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, searching for quark-gluon plasma (QGP), a form of matter that is believed to have last existed just after the Big Bang, at the dawn of the universe. The STAR experiment involves accumulating and analyzing millions of images of ion collisions, a process that is both computing-intensive and data-intensive. Sun and Brookhaven National Laboratory have been asked to present their partnership at the CHEP conference. Full Story (pdf).

An example of Network.com being used which is very cool – it illustrates grid in use, how the technology can be a business/academic enabler, very cool.

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