Sun Microsystems Inc. is integrating its software platforms for grid computing and services on demand.
Sun has integrated its Sun Grid Engine software with its Sun ONE (Open Net Environment) to facilitate the delivery of services on demand, the Palo Alto, Calif., company said.
The Sun Grid Engine is Suns distributed resource management tool for grid computing. It maximizes CPU utilization and increases productivity. Sun ONE is essentially Suns Web services strategy that includes the companys Solaris operating environment, iPlanet solutions, Forte development tools and Java and XML.
Sun ONE and Grid Engine software both use the iPlanet Portal Server for secure, remote, transparent access to Sun ONE services on demand and to grid computing services on demand. The company said.
Sun Grid Engine software is Suns distributed resource tool for managing cluster and campus grids. Managing and submitting jobs to available compute resources in an individual grid, Suns Grid Engine software maximizes CPU utilization, increases productivity and return on investment, and powers more than 160,000 CPUs in thousands of grids worldwide, the company said. Suns Grid Engine customers include Ford Co., Caprion Pharmaceuticals, BP, Cognigen Corp., Motorola Inc., Sony Semiconductor and Devices Europe, and hundreds of resources in individual universities worldwide. Sun Grid Engine software is available as a free download at www.sun.com/grid.