Ohio Supercomputer Center Chosen as a Sun Microsystems Center of Excellence For High Performance Computing Environments

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center)
 today announced the selection of OSC as a Sun Center of Excellence in High
 Performance Computing (HPC) Environments.  The Sun Center of Excellence in HPC
 Environments is a collaborative project between OSC, The Ohio State University
 (OSU), University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and
 University of Akron.
     "Sun has chosen OSC to be the Center of Excellence for HPC Environments
 because of OSC's leadership in HPC, distributed computing, and scientific
 portals," said Kim Jones, Vice President, Global Education and Research for
 Sun Microsystems.  "This partnership will help establish a new computing
 paradigm for the State of Ohio, using portal-based interfaces so researchers
 can access their work from anywhere, anytime, over any device."
     As a Sun Center of Excellence, OSC will be used to develop and integrate
 science and business portals, focusing on life science applications.  A
 collaborative testbed infrastructure and distributed storage from Sun will be
 available to researchers working on a variety of applications.  In addition,
 Sun's visualization technology will allow users to "see" the results of their
 research.
     "Being able to say that OSC is a Sun Center of Excellence builds national
 recognition for us and our collaborators," said Charlie Bender, Executive
 Director. "This grant provides us the opportunity to reach new constituencies
 in order to accelerate the use of information technologies to strengthen
 Ohio's attractiveness and global competitiveness."
     "This announcement is an important recognition that higher education is
 the economic engine of the 21st century. We are grateful to Sun Microsystems
 for its partnership in ensuring that Ohio's research and technology
 infrastructure continues to strengthen our state's intellectual and economic
 competitiveness," said Roderick Chu, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor.
     For both bioinformatics and cheminformatics researchers, Sun computing
 resources will be used to generate and contribute to the wealth of chemical
 and genomic information.  Ohio researchers, including those from The Ohio
 State University's Medical Center, will be able to use the computing and
 storage power of the OSC Center of Excellence to develop better tools to deal
 with disease.  Cincinnati Children's Hospital is already exploring high
 performance computing to deal with pediatrics and disease.
     The primary environment will be located and centrally managed at OSC to
 allow academic research collaborators to utilize the system and participate in
 the research efforts. A distributed center will also be located at the
 University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
     Business applications will be driven by the interests of business partners
 and by the expected development of a Center for Global Business Information
 Management and Computational Modeling at the University of Akron.
     The Sun Center of Excellence will also allow a variety of industry and
 business partners from around the U.S. to experiment with distributed
 management and portal technologies.
     Sun In Education Sun is a leading provider of open network computing
 solutions to colleges and universities around the world, powering academic,
 research and high performance computing systems, campus administration,
 digital libraries and student instruction systems.  In addition, Sun is
 committed to connecting the world's students to the Internet, beginning with
 primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of higher education.
 For information about Sun in Education, please visit http://www.sun.com/edu
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer"(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     About OSC
     OSC is Ohio's flagship center for high performance computing), networking,
 educational outreach, and information technology.  OSC empowers our academic,
 industrial, and government partners to make Ohio the education and technology
 state of the future.
 
     About CHMC/UC
     Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati's
 Department of Pediatrics are leaders in pediatric care and research.  The
 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents and Sun Microsystems will create the
 first super computing center in the U.S. dedicated to pediatric research.  The
 Medical Center's 350 researchers and other researchers in the region now have
 these tools available to support their scientific discovery.
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, ant "The Network is the
 Computer" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in
 the United States and other countries.
 
 

SOURCE Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and OSC (Ohio Supercomputer Center)
 today announced the selection of OSC as a Sun Center of Excellence in High
 Performance Computing (HPC) Environments.  The Sun Center of Excellence in HPC
 Environments is a collaborative project between OSC, The Ohio State University
 (OSU), University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and
 University of Akron.
     "Sun has chosen OSC to be the Center of Excellence for HPC Environments
 because of OSC's leadership in HPC, distributed computing, and scientific
 portals," said Kim Jones, Vice President, Global Education and Research for
 Sun Microsystems.  "This partnership will help establish a new computing
 paradigm for the State of Ohio, using portal-based interfaces so researchers
 can access their work from anywhere, anytime, over any device."
     As a Sun Center of Excellence, OSC will be used to develop and integrate
 science and business portals, focusing on life science applications.  A
 collaborative testbed infrastructure and distributed storage from Sun will be
 available to researchers working on a variety of applications.  In addition,
 Sun's visualization technology will allow users to "see" the results of their
 research.
     "Being able to say that OSC is a Sun Center of Excellence builds national
 recognition for us and our collaborators," said Charlie Bender, Executive
 Director. "This grant provides us the opportunity to reach new constituencies
 in order to accelerate the use of information technologies to strengthen
 Ohio's attractiveness and global competitiveness."
     "This announcement is an important recognition that higher education is
 the economic engine of the 21st century. We are grateful to Sun Microsystems
 for its partnership in ensuring that Ohio's research and technology
 infrastructure continues to strengthen our state's intellectual and economic
 competitiveness," said Roderick Chu, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor.
     For both bioinformatics and cheminformatics researchers, Sun computing
 resources will be used to generate and contribute to the wealth of chemical
 and genomic information.  Ohio researchers, including those from The Ohio
 State University's Medical Center, will be able to use the computing and
 storage power of the OSC Center of Excellence to develop better tools to deal
 with disease.  Cincinnati Children's Hospital is already exploring high
 performance computing to deal with pediatrics and disease.
     The primary environment will be located and centrally managed at OSC to
 allow academic research collaborators to utilize the system and participate in
 the research efforts. A distributed center will also be located at the
 University of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
     Business applications will be driven by the interests of business partners
 and by the expected development of a Center for Global Business Information
 Management and Computational Modeling at the University of Akron.
     The Sun Center of Excellence will also allow a variety of industry and
 business partners from around the U.S. to experiment with distributed
 management and portal technologies.
     Sun In Education Sun is a leading provider of open network computing
 solutions to colleges and universities around the world, powering academic,
 research and high performance computing systems, campus administration,
 digital libraries and student instruction systems.  In addition, Sun is
 committed to connecting the world's students to the Internet, beginning with
 primary and secondary schools and extending to all levels of higher education.
 For information about Sun in Education, please visit http://www.sun.com/edu
 
     About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
     Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
 Computer"(TM) -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc., to its position as a
 leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that
 power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to dot-com their businesses.
 With $19.2 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than
 170 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com .
 
     About OSC
     OSC is Ohio's flagship center for high performance computing), networking,
 educational outreach, and information technology.  OSC empowers our academic,
 industrial, and government partners to make Ohio the education and technology
 state of the future.
 
     About CHMC/UC
     Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati's
 Department of Pediatrics are leaders in pediatric care and research.  The
 grant from the Ohio Board of Regents and Sun Microsystems will create the
 first super computing center in the U.S. dedicated to pediatric research.  The
 Medical Center's 350 researchers and other researchers in the region now have
 these tools available to support their scientific discovery.
 
     NOTE:  Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, ant "The Network is the
 Computer" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in
 the United States and other countries.
 
 SOURCE  Sun Microsystems, Inc.