Sun begins pay-as-you-go supercomputing
Thursday September 23 2004 @ 08:11AM EDT

ZDNet: Sun Microsystems plans to announce a plan Tuesday to let customers rent supercomputing power from its data centers, paying for exactly as much muscle as they need.

The program, called the Secure N1 Grid, will cost $1 per processor per hour to use, President Jonathan Schwartz is expected to announce at a New York event designed to curry favor among Wall Street customers. Sun also plans to announce new midrange storage systems, two midrange Unix servers based on the company's UltraSparc IV processor and new networking gear designed to improve secure Web site performance.

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