6/10/2002 - In the latest ranking of supercomputers around the world, based on the IDC Balanced Rating test, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) easily surpasses the competition in the Technical Enterprise Computer (TENT) category. Supercomputer sites powered by Sun systems represent 30 percent of the top 50 sites in the category, more than any other vendor on the list. Additionally, in the ranking of Clustered Enterprise computers, a subsection of the TENT category, results show that more of the top performing sites run on Sun systems - over 50 percent of the top 46 clusters - than on all other competitive offerings combined. In related news, IDC released market share results for the high performance technical computing (HPC) market in the first quarter of 2002. According to the figures, Sun continues its positive momentum in the space taking the leadership position in the Technical Divisional category - systems priced between $250,000 and $999,000 - with 42 percent share. In the overall HPC space, Sun garnered 20 percent share of revenue representing a one percent quarter-over-quarter gain versus sequential losses by its closest competitors.
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