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Sun Wins Two Prestigious HPCwire 2004 Editor’s Choice Awards

PITTSBURGH, Penn.,Supercomputing 2004 Conference
November 8, 2005

Further affirming its leadership in high performance computing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today received two prestigious HPCWire 2004 Editor’s Choice Awards. Sun was awarded first place for Greatest Price Performance in both the Visualization and Storage categories.

“Sun is honored to receive these awards from HPCwire,” said Bjorn Andersson, Director of Marketing for Grid Computing, Sun Microsystems. “Given the publication’s role as a respected authority in the high performance computing community, this recognition attests to the contribution Sun is making in the industry and the value we deliver to our customers.”

“The editors of HPCwire were very enthusiastic in their support of the 2nd Annual Editor’s Choice Awards, and we are honored to present the awards to Sun and the rest of the winning firms for their contributions to the top tier of the computing industry,” said Tom Tabor, Publisher, HPCwire.

Sun’s complete portfolio of high performance and technical computing (HPTC) solutions are well-established in the scientific community and are rapidly making headway in the commercial market for their ability to help companies accelerate time-to-results, design superior products or discover critical information while increasing productivity and reducing costs. Sun’s visualization technologies range from individual workstation-based graphics environments, to server-based collaborative capabilities for workgroup visualization as demonstrated by the Texas Advanced Computing Center’s visual grid for large group collaboration at UT Austin. Customers choosing AMD Opteron™ and Sparc(r) processor-based systems are finding both platforms ideally suited for technical computing needs and that Solaris provides the foundation for production level quality that is needed for core business functions. Sun’s innovative storage solutions help simplify IT environments so organizations of all sizes can increase efficiency and utilization, lower costs, improve reliability and compete more effectively. From the workgroup to the data center, Sun delivers resilient, modular and scalable solutions and services that enable customers to get the most out of their storage resources.

The awards will be formally presented during the Gala Evening at the Supercomputing 2004 Conference in Pittsburgh on November 8, 2004 (Booth #912).

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