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Computing Models Advancing as Oil and Gas Industry Demands Change

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The oil and gas industry has long been among the leading practitioners of supercomputing technology, as 3D seismic data processing has been a staple of the sector for years. Recent developments in the industry have added additional layers of complexity and opportunity that promise to improve exploration and production operations - Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, or PRM. In the past, the development plan for a newly discovered field was based entirely on the original seismic data, observations made by the discovery and subsequent wells. In the previous two decades, it had been demonstrated at more than twenty producing fields around the world that when 3D seismic surveys were repeated two or three times a year it was possible to detect … [Read more...]

Cray Roundtable Leads to Key Discussions on HPC Needs in Academia

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The steady advancement of computational and storage technologies available in modern supercomputing is changing how colleges and universities train future scientists, engineers and other professionals. It is also leading to a shift in how they enable faculty members and commercial partners to do the kind of ground-breaking research that has come to be expected in academia. At Cray, we want to both anticipate and embrace advances, and we recently hosted a higher-education roundtable discussion at the XSEDE Conference to engage in some serious talks about how supercomputing technologies need to change in light of new needs in academia. … [Read more...]

Higher-ed turns to data-intensive computing

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Cray has long played a vital role in the higher education community. We value the scientific advances made by researchers in academia and are committed to supporting them with some of the most powerful, and flexible, high-performance computing technologies in the world. To find out more about what we are doing in academia and where we see the industry heading, consider spending some time with us at the upcoming Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project conference. Cray at XSEDE ​The XSEDE project is focused on "advancing science, engineering research and education" and Cray is a key player in these areas. With supercomputers at different performance tiers ranging from technical enterprise systems to … [Read more...]

Cray participating in the 21st Annual International Conference on ISMB/ECCB

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Chemistry and life sciences tend to push the envelopes of research and demand data-intensive operations, simulations and imaging capabilities that can put a major strain on supercomputing systems. Cray is bridging gaps between supercomputing performance and life science’s needs, giving researchers the tools they need to deal with sophisticated project requirements. The 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and 12th Annual European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) will be held in Berlin, Germany, from July 21 - 23, 2013.  ISMB/ECCB is one of the most important conferences in Bioinformatics worldwide. Organizers expect more than 1,500 participants to attend this year's event. … [Read more...]

Gearing up for ISC’13 in Leipzig, Germany!

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One of my favorite HPC conferences of the year is fast approaching. The International Supercomputing Conference is just a few days away, and a number of us Crayons are making the final preparations for this year's annual gathering of the HPC community in Leipzig, Germany. The week-long exhibition has previously been held in Hamburg, but now we move to the beautiful town of Leipzig, with rich culture, music, history, and a state-of-the art conference center. ISC is one of the premier supercomputing events, and is a great opportunity to gather in Leipzig and discuss, explore and experience the rapidly changing world of HPC. ISC'13 will take place June 17-19, with a tutorial day scheduled for the 16th. With more than 2,500 expected … [Read more...]