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Thursday, March 23, 2006

For our compute-intensive applications

Powered by the Grid:

Today, Sun launches Internet-based access to a public compute utility called Sun Grid. Now, anyone in the U.S. can get flexible, metered access to enormous computing power over the network for the affordable price of $1/CPU-hr.
With our relationship with Sun Microsystems, I am sure that we can manage to get some 'load time' for our research. The thing is, do we really need such power? Can our research initiatives justify the cost and effort of negotiating with Sun for access?

Imagine the possibilities if we can get a discount for access. No added electricity cost (to power the grid and provide airconditioning), no added system management cost, access to an all powerful grid running on industry-standard *nix, plus we can get some marketing mileage to be one of the first from the Philippines to access it. What do you guys think?

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