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Another Exciting Year

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As we near the end of 2013, Cray is closing out one of the most transformative years in our long and proud history. In just this year alone, we successfully integrated two strategic acquisitions, won a number of large supercomputing contracts at customer sites around the world, significantly expanded our business and portfolio of solutions, continued to build the financial strength of the company, and added a host of highly-talented individuals to our team. It’s been quite a year! Since the early days of our company, starting with our iconic founder Seymour Cray, we have been a trusted partner to customers around the world with a commitment to do two things really well:  be focused on their success and help them to see around the next … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season for Graph Analytics!

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Over at the YarcData blog, Alyssa Jarrett explains why even Santa needs a Urika appliance to help get him through this tumultuous time of year.  With variables that may interfere with Santa's travels ranging from unexpected blizzards to Rudolph getting sick to those beloved house animals who tend to despise the big bearded man, how could one individual possibly cover every well-behaved child in this world? Check out the latest YarcData blog “’Tis the Season for Graph Analytics!”  to gain some insight on how Mr. Claus does it and how a Urika appliance could help. … [Read more...]

YarcData Urika Offers Unique Storage Functionality

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Storage is an integral component of any high-performance computing strategy, especially as more organizations begin to explore big data analytics. Companies trying to figure out the best way to handle big data may want to take a close look at the YarcData Urika® solution, a storage model that establishes a non-partitioned storage unit with 512 terabytes of shared memory to maximize analytics capabilities. A recent blog from YarcData’s, Alyssa Jarrett, explores this functionality and explains its benefits through a few key comparisons. She also points out that  512 terabytes of unpartitioned storage equates to seven times more books than the entire catalog of the U.S. Library of Congress, 48 seconds worth of the entire internet or … [Read more...]

Cray’s Past Instrumental in Guiding its Future

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This past weekend, we used the occasion of Mr. Seymour Cray’s birthday to pay tribute to the visionary who started it all and is affectionately known as the “Father of Supercomputing.”  With a childhood interest in electronics and electrical devices, he began an early quest to create some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, and there is no doubt he has shaped and influenced today’s HPC industry. As a company, Cray was among the early information technology giants to emerge in the United States and has long striven to provide leadership in the sector. History often shapes the present and guides the future, and this is evident in Cray's direction. Our longstanding place in the HPC sector has given us the experience and … [Read more...]

Big or Big Fast Data?

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You say HPC & Hadoop®, I say Big Fast Data While the “Big” part of the Big Data nomenclature is a characteristic that garnered so many headlines, organizations using Big Data technologies like Hadoop, in meaningful ways are coming to discover that size alone isn’t enough. Though I’ll use the term Hadoop in this discussion, I’m really referring to anything in the MapReduce ecosystem, as well as a host of alternative “Big Data” technologies. There are a few reasons why organizations need to think about being fast, before they get big. Reason 1: Getting big is the easy part Go big, or stay relational… or even flat, for that matter. Technologies like Hadoop aren’t interesting for their ease of use, as they’re … [Read more...]