Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Sun Grid Compute Utility Goes Online

Sun Microsystems began offering Internet access to its Sun Grid Compute Utility in the United States, which provides a compute utility at the rate of $1/CPU-hr.

A portal provides secure access and no long-term contracts are required. Sun is targeting users in diverse industries, including finance, oil and gas, education and life sciences , who need to run complex computational tasks, technical applications, and develop applications.

"Sun is the first and only vendor to make a credible utility grid offering available via the Internet," said Jonathan Schwartz, president and COO, Sun Microsystems. "By delivering computing as a service, Sun Grid helps developers, academics and computing professionals optimize time to results without investment in IT infrastructure. On-demand computing is now truly on demand -- with a credit card and a Web connection, not a complex outsourcing relationship."