News Briefs

Atrica switch gains hardware stage

Atrica Inc. this month announced a new hardware platform release for its A-8800 Optical Ethernet metropolitan core switch. Release 2.0 of A-8800 includes Ethernet-optimized optical capabilities, including integrated Ethernet/dense wavelength division multiplexing. The DWDM system offers up to 32 protected channels with standard 10Gbps per channel and 100-GHz spacing. Pricing for modules starts at US$9,000.

Platform, Sun strengthen grid play

Platform Computing Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. are separately touting grid computing initiatives. Platform Computing this month officially announced Version 5 upgrades to its LSF (Load Sharing Facility) and MultiCluster software. Sun has rolled out updates to its Sun Grid Engine Enterprise Edition 5.3 and the lower-end Sun Grid Engine software.