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At Supercomputing 2006, Sun Microsystems has announced an expanded relationship with NEC that will combine Sun's systems innovation strengths with NEC's worldwide systems integration expertise, delivering more advanced high performance computing (HPC) solutions to Sun customers. As part of the agreement, NEC will develop HPC solutions integrating Sun Fire servers and share resources with the Sun Solution Center for HPC in Hillsboro, Ore. "Sun and NEC have worked together previously on multiple HPC projects, including the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) TSUBAME system, the fastest supercomputer in Asia," said Bjorn Andersson, director of HPC and Integrated Systems, Sun Microsystems. "This expanded relationship will build on our existing strengths, while allowing Sun to broaden its HPC offerings into multiple vertical segments of the enterprise HPC market, su... (more)

Ansoft Announces PExprt v6 Service Pack 3

Ansoft has announced PExprt v6 Service Pack 3, available now for current users. Highlights of the service pack include: * The ability to define planar technologies using minimum track width, separation and thickness * Optimizing track width for each winding stack in a planar component * Expanded core libraries * Separation definition by decades * Magnetic component design with gap at both core legs PExprt speeds the design and optimization process of magnetic components used in electronic transformers and inductors, the company says. Using a combination of classical and Finite Element ... (more)

DocSoft's Gary Reasons Discusses New Search Tool - Element

Gary Reasons of DocSoft visited SYS-CON headquarters for an exclusive SYS-CON.TV interview to talk about one ofthe latest product releases from DocSoft, element, an XML search platform and an appliance that you can use to search XML data. SYS-CON.TV: Welcome to SYS-CON.TV. We’re joined today by Gary Reasons, who’s a senior program manager for DocSoft. Hello and welcome. GARY: Thanks. SYS-CON.TV: You stopped by today to enlighten us about a new product you are releasing, but first tell us a little bit about your company. GARY: DocSoft is a company that was started in 1999 ... (more)

EV1Servers.net Offers New Dedicated Storage and Web Hosting Solutions

EV1Servers.net focuses on providing high-availability, high-performance datacenters, with multiple backup generators and facility wide battery backup. The company also reports that it offers fiber entry,  redundant path fiber to our upstream providers via multiple transport providers, and a total of 25-gigabit Internet connections. There are redundant network cores and total of 30 redundant backbone routers, the comapny says, as well as two network operations centers staffed 24x7x365 The panoply of services includes: * Dedicated Servers from the firm's $99 Value Series line to the ne... (more)

Microsoft Creates New Opportunities for ISVs Evaluating Software as a Service

Microsoft has announced the Microsoft SaaS On-Ramp Program, which provides independent software vendors (ISVs) with discounted software infrastructure and technical resources to help develop and deploy software as a service (SaaS) applications. “The current software development landscape presents a tremendous opportunity for vendors to expand their business with SaaS,” said John Zanni, director of Worldwide Hosting at Microsoft. “Microsoft recognizes that many smaller ISVs and startups lack the essential tools and resources necessary to adopt the SaaS business m... (more)