May 22, 2006
Sun Microsystems Inc. announced a series of new programs for developers to take advantage of and create applications for the Sun Grid Compute Utility. These new programs include providing developers access to 100 free CPU hours on the Sun Grid; a contest in which developers can win up to $100,000 in prizes; a private project space for independent software vendors (ISVs); and a Compute Server community project.
"Developers represent the single largest community with interest in and ability to leverage Grid technology," said Stuart Wells, executive vice president of utility computing at Sun. "Since we made Sun Grid available to the public in March, ISVs and application developers have been asking for tools and programs to support their development of Sun Grid applications. With today's announcements, Sun is making it easier for these developers to create Grid-enabled applications. Sun is the first and only vendor to offer developers access to enormous compute power over the network and our new programs will allow developers to easily build applications and further their Sun Grid knowledge and skill set."
"AMD has long supported Sun's leadership in bringing grid computing to the mainstream and we are pleased to work with the developer community to increase the industry's awareness and use of the benefits of this technology -- which may include better system utilization, better scalability, increased overall performance and reduction of total cost of ownership," said Marty Seyer, senior vice president of commercial and performance computing at AMD. "Sun Grid, which is powered by AMD64 technology, lets developers deliver applications more rapidly to market."
The Sun Grid programs announced today include:
For more information on developer programs for Sun Grid, please visit www.developer.network.com.
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