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01 October 2023

University deploys super grid

By Staff Writer



Sun Microsystems has deployed one of the most advanced super grid computers in the world at UAE University, creating one of the biggest grid computing system in the region.


The deployment places the university on the top 500 list of high performance computing grids worldwide. The super grid has been deployed to serve the community and to support the teaching and research work of the university by providing students and faculty with unprecedented computing power.


Applications ranging from intelligent computing to nano-technology will be supported by Sun’s super grid.In addition, the university intends to connect the super grid with other major international computing networks to share resources with scientists.


UAE University worked with Sun Microsystems to develop an economically viable, high productivity computing system, capable of meeting its growth over the next five years.

“The UAE University is pleased to partner with Sun Microsystems to develop a grid computing laboratory in service of the university and the greater scientific community,” said Abdullah Al Khanbashi, Vice-Chancellor of UAE University.


“The university is looking forward to working with Sun Microsystems to develop new grid-enabled applications, from energy to medicine, and to contribute in a meaningful way to the grid development initiatives.”


The grid computing infrastructure is being set up at the College of IT (CIT) at the university. The CIT investigates applications related to petroleum domains, such as seismic and oil-reservoir simulation, as well as multimedia and e-learning.