[Bioclusters] Announcement: Sun Discovery Cluster for the LifeSciences

Kathleen kathleen at massivelyparallel.com
Thu Mar 2 17:08:54 EST 2006

Does it come pre-loaded with applications?  If so, which ones? -K 

From: Stefan Unger [mailto:Stefan.Unger at Sun.COM] 
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:00 PM
To: bioclusters at bioinformatics.org
Subject: [Bioclusters] Announcement: Sun Discovery Cluster for the

I'm not sure if this is ok, or not. Please let me know:


Sun Microsystems^TM Announces the Discovery Cluster for the Life Sciences

Exceptional Price/Performance in a Pre-Assembled Rack

Sun Microsystems announces the "Discovery Cluster for the Life Sciences".
The Discovery Cluster is a pre-assembled, base-level configuration of a Sun
Grid Rack System (SGRS) with components selected especially for the Life
Science HPC market.

The Discovery Cluster is Sun's solution approach to the compute needs for
the drug discovery process. It is based on the Sun Fire^TM X2100 64-bit x64
server, powered by the AMD Opteron^TM dual core processor. 
The X2100 delivers up to one-and-a-half times the performance, and uses
about one-third of the power of competing systems, yet costs a fraction of
their price. Bioinformatics and molecular modeling benchmarks confirm the
exceptional price/performance advantages of the Sun Fire X2100 over Intel
Xeon based clusters. These highly reliable and energy efficient X2100
servers are also the fastest enterprise x64 servers in their class.

At under $94,000 (US list price) per fully populated, pre-assembled rack,
the Discovery Cluster provides 1 TeraFlop of theoretical peak performances
in three racks for under $282,000. In addition, the power, cooling and
management requirements are substantially less than Intel Xeon based

The Discovery Cluster comes pre-assembled, with hardware, cabling,
Solaris^TM 10 and Sun Grid Engine. Multiple operating systems (Solaris 10
x64, Linux (Red Hat, Suse), and Windows) are supported. Many alternative
configurations are available, and Sun's solution partners provide a range of
software options.

For more information, listen to a NetTalk webinar on the Sun Discovery
Cluster for Life Sciences, featuring the designer of the Sun Fire "Galaxy"
series servers, Andy Bechtolsheim, Sun Chief Architect and Senior Vice
President, Network Systems. For more information visit www.sun.com/nettalk,
<http://www.sun.com/discoverycluster>, or email discoverycluster at sun.com.

Media contacts:

Stefan Unger, PhD

stefan.unger at sun.com <mailto:stefan.unger at sun.com>

Business Development Manager

Life Sciences

Ulrich Meier, PhD

ulrich.meier at sun.com <mailto:ulrich.meier at sun.com>

Industry Marketing Manager

Life Sciences

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Fire, Solaris are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and
other countries. AMD and Opteron are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Advanced Micro Devices.

Stefan Unger, PhD
Business Development Manager Life Sciences
949-682-4388 (x41821) AccessLine
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