February 21, 2005
Sun is currently working with the University of California-Berkeley
and USC to define the Sun Grid Research Grant program and engage the
resources of the Grid to aid current research projects.
"One of our professors at U.C. Berkeley, Professor Ethan Ligon,
plans to use a Sun Grid Research Grant to lessen the risk associated
with drought and disease in Southern India," said Shelton Waggener,
chief information officer at UC-Berkeley. "Professor Ligon's studies
require complex statistical analysis which has been previously limited
by the small number of workstations available for his calculations. By
utilizing Sun's Grid Research Grant program, a task that previously
took more than nine months to compute can now be solved in only a few
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