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Sun Microsystems provides technology to Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information and Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-14 November 2008-Sun Microsystems provides technology to Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information and Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Technology company Sun Microsystems Inc (NASDAQ: JAVA) has announced that the Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) and the Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network (OCBN) are utilising Sun's technologies to build their HPC compute clusters.

According to the company, applications such as the Sun Constellation System, Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) and Sun CoolThreads servers are being used by the two organisations.

Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information is an Asian computing centre which is a government-funded institute established in 2001 to promote national competitiveness and provide cutting-edge research in a variety of disciplines. It is using Sun Blade 6048 chassis with Sun Blade server modules powered by AMD Opteron processors, Sun Storage, the Solaris 10 OS and the Lustre file system along with the Sun xVM Ops Center.

Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network (OCBN) is a non-profit making organisation which researches and develops cancer biomarkers, which are biological molecules such as genes and proteins which are indicators for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease. Along with the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory (HPCVL) at Queen's University, it has established a high performance bioinformatics capability, based on HPCVL's compute cluster, comprised of Sun SPARC Enterprise T5140 servers with multi-core UltraSPARC T2 processors and running the Solaris 10 OS along with Sun's CoolTools suite of HPC resources.

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