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Sun to rent CPU time on server farm

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Sun to rent CPU time on server farm

Sun’s COO Jonathan Schwartz has outlined a new direction for his company in the form of a cycle farm.

Such a farm would rent out CPU time by the hour for a nominal charge – 99 cents for the use of a dual CPU ‘node’ – meaning that companies with complex computing tasks which only need to be done a few times a year can send that job to the cycle farm, rather than having to lay out for a rarely used server farm of their own.

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