Sun Microsystems is a leading global hardware and software company. Sun offered a "Sun Academic Initiative" program for developing collaboration between Sun and academic institutions. The key benefit of this program is that the courses delivered provide proficiency and expertise, leading to international certifications in the respective areas.
CIIT is proud to be the first academic institution in Pakistan who has built Sun Lab for this purpose. In order to meet the academic initiative objective, CIIT has an overall 54 Sun computers installed at its different campuses. These computers include specialized servers and desktop machines. This computing facility is being used in various undergraduate and graduate programs in each campus. These computers run various software, needed for normal computations or distributed computations. This includes Java, C/C++ Compilers, MPI, Web and Directory and Message Queue servers, Java 3D APIs, XML, RFID software, Globus Toolkit and Sun Grid Engine for GRID computing, along with many other desktop applications. The Solaris-9/10 based Sun lab is equipped with 2 Sun-fire-V240 servers, 10 Sun-blade-150 workstations, with N1 grid engine, for grid computing.