Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It also manufactures systems for data storage and analytics. Several Cray supercomputer systems are listed in the TOP500, which ranks the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The number of Cray systems on the list varies from year to year.

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  • Processing and memory bottlenecks can run but they can’t hide. Not indefinitely, at least. And especially not when four technology leaders combine efforts against them. Cray, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Rolls-Royce are partnering on an ongoing project to explore the future of implicit finite element analyses [...]...

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  • It used to be that only two factors drove an organization’s choice of storage platform: performance and cost. But along came data… and then more data and bigger data and, well, it’s not stopping. Yep, data got big and traditional approaches to choosing storage don’t work anymore. From where we sit as a designer of [...] The post How to Choose the Right Data Storage the First Time appeared first o...

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  • Aerodynamics in a cycling peloton aren’t what you might expect. A peloton is the main field or group of riders in a road bicycle race. While it can take different shapes, the peloton’s overall purpose is to take advantage of the effects of slipstreaming, or drafting, behind other riders. Air resistance is the biggest mechanical [...] The post The Peloton Project: Largest-Ever Sports Simulation Yi...

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  • DDN announced today that the Intel Lustre® team has found a new home at DDN. In an open-source, community-owned model it doesn’t really matter which logo is on the business cards of the developers who are contributing to the community. That’s a good thing, because there have been a lot of changes for two of [...] The post Business Cards Change, but the Passion for Open-Source Lustre Doesn’t appea...

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  • The Isambard Project, a GW4 Alliance initiative, recently disclosed the latest results from its benchmarking of Arm-based processors for HPC, the first such results for dual socket Cavium ThunderX2 nodes. Prof. Simon McIntosh-Smith gave a talk at the Cray User Group (CUG) Conference in Stockholm on May 23, 2018, in which he described the results [...] The post Inside Isambard — the World’s First ...

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  • Your organization relies on technology for a competitive advantage. You need fast, reliable performance. But high-performance computing can be a big investment, and challenging to manage as part of your IT infrastructure. Cray and Microsoft make it easy — and you get Cray supercomputing in the Microsoft Azure cloud. This convergence of supercomputing capabilities and [...] The post Your Own Super...

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  • We live for a good customer challenge. And you can’t get a much better challenge than one that turns into a new product with broad application. The challenge came to us by way of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). LANL launched their “Trinity” supercomputer in 2015. Based on [...] The post How to Make Solving I/O Bottlenecks Look Easy ap...

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  • Let’s talk operating systems… Take a step back and look at the systems you have in place to run applications and workloads that require high core counts to get the job done. (You know, jobs like fraud detection, seismic analysis, cancer research, patient data analysis, weather prediction, and more — jobs that can really take [...] The post Is Your HPC System Fully Optimized? + Live Chat appeared ...

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  • One trillion. That’s quite a large number. It’s 132 times the number of people on Earth; five times the number of tweets posted in a year on Twitter; the number of search engine queries Google serves in five months; and now equivalent to the number of triples we’ve loaded, inferenced and queried using our own [...] The post Cray Graph Engine Takes on a Trillion Triples appeared first on Cray Blog...

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  • Last month, Cray and Intel presented the 2018 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam HPC Awards in Bengaluru, India. Dr. Kalam, a world-renowned space scientist, was the president of India from 2002 to 2007. The jury panel for the awards consisted of eminent scientists and was chaired by Professor N. Balakrishnan, former associate director of the Indian [...] The post 2nd Annual Awards Honor HPC Contributions in...

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  • It is an exciting and anxiety-inducing time to be tasked with taking the customer experience to the next level. That should, frankly, include everyone in your organization. We’re caught up in a marketing hamster wheel that calls for hitting our customers with messaging and optimizing the same systems, over and over and over. Are incremental [...] The post Hyper-Personalize Your Customer Experienc...

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  • Dr. Lawrence Cheung and the team from GE Global Research are maximizing the power production of clean energy wind farms. As a clean, renewable energy source, wind power is unbeatable. Research studies show that wind, harnessed effectively, could meet all the world’s energy demands. But a gap still exists between potential and reality … a [...] The post Supercomputing Powers Clean Wind Energy appe...

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  • Flash is the flashiest new storage technology, but is Lustre® ready for it? The short answer is “yes.” We’re optimizing Lustre for flash — including server-side configuration, setup and IOPS performance tuning. Peter Bojanic and our panel of Cray storage experts will go in-depth in our upcoming webinar, “Will Lustre Ever Be Ready for Flash?”, [...] The post Is Lustre Ready for Flash Storage? appe...

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  • In this edition of our software-focused blog series, we’ll take a look at what makes a Cray system different from the rest of the high-performance computing systems in today’s market. What makes Cray different from other HPC systems? That is a question many people have asked during my time at Cray, and my answer is [...] The post An Insider Look at the Cray Programming Environment appeared first ...

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  • You only need to say his first name — “Burton” — and everyone in the HPC community knows who you mean. Burton Smith, who died earlier this week at age 77, was an industry luminary, a technological innovator, and an open, caring person who earned the admiration of his colleagues. We at Cray would like [...] The post Remembering Burton Smith appeared first on Cray Blog.

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  • To our friends and colleagues at the NCSA, we at Cray are excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Blue Waters with you.   Five years ago, we were very excited to be partnered with you as you launched Blue Waters – one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world and the fastest on a university campus anywhere. Over these last 5 years, you’ve contributed to transforming the role of computi...

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  • We recently held a webinar for the Lustre® community — now available on demand — to address questions about the convergence on a single canonical Lustre release stream and what that means for future feature development. Some of you asked questions that we ran out of time to cover in our Q&A session. Our storage [...] The post 5 Answers to Your Lustre Storage Questions appeared first on Cray Blog.

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  • Like you, we’re working on how to approach artificial intelligence (AI). We all know it’s here, it’s growing and it’s not a passing trend. We could debate all day over how fast and far the use of AI will spread. But let’s set that discussion aside and focus on what we’re actually seeing when we’re [...] The post Why We Changed Our Approach to Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Cray Blog.