Sun's Network.com Powers Dynamic On Demand Financial Services Software from CDO2


AC Capital Partners Limited Selects the New CDOSheet Application Available from Network.com for Structured Credit Portfolio Management

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27 /- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) today announced the availability of a Dynamic On Demand financial risk simulation and pricing service from Network.com offered by CDO2, a provider of innovative pricing and risk technology for organizations trading structured credit products.

The new version of CDOSheet application, available from Network.com, delivers the latest pricing models and risk analysis technology to AC Capital Partners Limited and other customers in a secure and cost effective way. Financial modelers can now run simulations directly from their desktops without any awareness of the advanced grid computing technologies powering the service as the application utilizes newly introduced Sun Grid Compute Utility features, including programmatic access to the grid and secure bidirectional data transfers over the Internet, that make grid applications easy to deploy and transparent to the end user.

"Network.com powered by Solaris 10 OS helps our partners and customers derive immediate benefits from the Sun Grid Compute Utility by giving them more choice and control over how they purchase and deploy IT infrastructure," said Aisling MacRunnels, vice-president of Software Marketing, Sun Microsystems, Inc. "CDO2's deployment reinforces the opportunities created, particularly for smaller independent software vendors, to reach broader audiences; and for their smaller business customers to take advantage of the computing resources and software previously available only to larger institutions."

CDOSheet application users capture the necessary deal indicatives and model parameters from within an intuitive spreadsheet interface. The Sun Grid Compute Utility, powered by the Solaris 10 OS and Sun Grid Engine running on Sun's x64 hardware, allows a single risk analysis from CDOSheet application to be performed in parallel on the grid thereby minimizing the time necessary to complete the simulation.

"We are excited to be part of Network.com since 2005, when our CDOSheet application went live as a service on Sun Grid Compute Utility," said Gary Kendall, Director of CDO2. "The latest release of Network.com allows customers of our structured credit pricing and risk application a new level of "on-demand" availability without the need to reserve grid access in advance."

Customers from the financial services industry have already started using the new dynamic on demand CDOSheet solution offered via Network.com. "CDOSheet running on Network.com allows us to price and risk manage complex deals quickly using built-in, grid-enabled analytics," said Jana Becher, Managing Director of AC Capital Partners Limited, a specialized asset management company that provides customized credit solutions to an institutional client base and one of the leading global asset managers in structured credit. "As an active manager of our CDO portfolios, we have a varied and unpredictable demand on our systems depending on the market conditions. Network.com meets that demand for our utilization spikes with an efficient and cost effective infrastructure."

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"(TM) -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com/.

About CDO2

CDO2 is a provider of innovative pricing and risk technology for organizations trading structured credit products. The company was founded on the belief that all financial organizations should have access to the latest pricing models and enterprise technology, irrespective of their size or trading volume. CDOSheet allows users to harness the power of grid computing to price and risk manage their structured credit portfolios using simple spreadsheet functions. More information on CDO2 and CDOSheet can be found at http://cdo2.com/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chhandomay Mandal
Sun Microsystems
(603) 589-0576
chhandomay.mandal@sun.com

Source: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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http://cdo2.com/

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