Sun Microsystems Announces MSC.Software's Plans to Integrate and Support Sun(TM) ONE Grid Engine Software

Leading Provider of Virtual Product Development Technologies to Add Sun's Flagship Grid Computing Platform to its High Performance Computing Portfolio

Clusterworld Conference and Expo, SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that MSC.Software plans to integrate Sun's industry- leading Sun(TM) ONE Grid Engine software into its enterprise systems and high performance computing product portfolio. MSC.Software plans to market, implement and support Sun's grid computing platform and services to help its manufacturing customers worldwide reduce the time and costs associated with product development.

"Sun's strategy to build awareness and market adoption of grid computing has always been focused on earning the support of strong partners as well as adhering to the development trend of starting with smaller cluster grids and growing to enterprise and global grids," said Shahin Khan, vice president of High Performance and Technical Computing, Sun Microsystems. "With MSC.Software announcing its intent to integrate and support Sun ONE Grid Engine software, Sun will be able to further drive the growth of grid computing into engineering environments in key industries like automotive, aerospace and defense."

"There is a growing market worldwide for software, services and systems related to high performance computing clusters and related technologies like grid computing. MSC.Software is committed to meeting the demands of our customers in this area and we are pleased to be adding Sun's grid computing products to our portfolio," said Greg Sikes, vice president, systems, MSC.Software. "We have a very strong partnership with Sun in a number of areas and we're excited to build upon our success together as we help customers reduce product development time and costs through grid computing."

Sun's flagship grid computing platform currently powers more than 7,000 departmental, enterprise and global grids worldwide. As demand for greater and faster return on technology investments continues to grow, the adoption of grid computing has increased dramatically within industrial manufacturing industries as they look for ways to decrease product development time and costs, and bring better products to market faster.

Sun's broad portfolio of high performance computing and grid-related products includes:

  -- Sun's free standard editions of Sun ONE Grid Engine software for
     Solaris(TM) and Linux operating systems;
  -- Sun's industry leadership with more than 7,000 grids worldwide based
     upon the Sun ONE Grid Engine software;
  -- Sun's ability to manage smaller cluster grids, large enterprise grids,
     as well as Internet-based global grids;
  -- Sun's strong support of the Grid Engine open source project, which
     provides for heterogeneous management in mixed environments;
  -- Sun's Grid Solution offerings, which provide comprehensive bundles of
     hardware, software and services to meet complex, computationally-
     intensive computing challenges;
  -- Sun's free, online training programs;
  -- Sun's wide range of services, partners and support worldwide.

For information about Sun's grid computing products, visit http://www.sun.com/grid . For information on MSC.Software's high performance computing and enterprise systems products and services, visit http://www.mscsoftware.com/systems .

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. to its position as the leading provider of industrial strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com/ .

About MSC.Software

MSC.Software is the leading global provider of virtual product development (VPD) products including simulation software, services and systems, that helps companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1500 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit http://www.mscsoftware.com/.

NOTE: Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, The Network is the Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and Other countries.

   Contacts:

   Frank Smith              Michelle Parkinson
   Sun Microsystems         Alexander Ogilvy for Sun
   650-786-7215             310-248-6114
   
Email Contact     
Email Contact

   Todd Evans
   MSC.Software
   714-445-3066
   
Email Contact

CONTACT: Frank Smith of Sun Microsystems, +1-650-786-7215, or
Email Contact; or Michelle Parkinson of Alexander Ogilvy,
+1-310-248-6114, or Email Contact, for Sun Microsystems; or
Todd Evans of MSC.Software, +1-714-445-3066, or Email Contact

Web site: http://www.mscsoftware.com/

Web site: http://sun.com/




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