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Cray at Bio-IT World Conference in Boston

Cray is enabling better research practices in science.

The 2013 Bio-IT World Conference will be held from April 9-11 in Boston. The event represents a unique opportunity for visitors to learn how informatics plays a key role in multiple disciplines within life sciences. Today life sciences is evolving as it tries to cope with the deluge of data that is generated from rapidly evolving new technologies.  As data-intensive technologies take hold in a variety of research areas in life sciences, finding ways to develop efficient tools that can help analyze data is a major challenge for the IT industry. As a leader in the evolving high performance computing industry, Cray is creating unique solutions that leverage big data and supercomputing know-how. Cray's presence at the Bio-IT World … [Read more...]

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

CS300-AC (1) FINA2L

Over the last 12 months, I have felt more like a racecar driver than the CEO of Cray. We have been moving at NASCAR-like speed in almost every aspect of our business, while at same time leveraging the amazing technical leadership capabilities of our teams to do some things that Cray has never done before.   In the last year alone, we have: Built the largest supercomputer in the history of our company and the fastest storage subsystem ever built with the Blue Waters system at the University of Illinois (thanks to NCSA for using our Cray XE6 and Sonexion storage systems); Built the #1 system on the TOP500 list (congrats to Oak Ridge with their Cray XK7 supercomputer named “Titan”); Delivered the biggest supercomputer … [Read more...]

Witness the future of GPUs in supercomputing at NVIDIA GTC, March 18-21

Supercomputers like Titan and Blue Waters are configurations of the Cray XK7 supercomputer architecture

Graphics processing units are revolutionizing the supercomputing industry by providing a combination of performance and efficiency that is unattainable with heterogeneous CPU systems. To get in touch with the rapidly developing GPU movement in high-performance computing, check out the NVIDIA® GTC conference (GPU Technology Conference) that will take place March 18-21 in San Jose, California. An example of this trend comes in the form of a project led by Alan Gray of the University of Edinburgh on the physics of soft matter. According to an InsideHPC report, Gray and his team are working to study ice cream at its molecular level to improve its texture and taste. Initially, the scientists performed this research with a large supercomputer … [Read more...]

Big IO for Big Oil: Perspectives from the Rice Oil & Gas Workshop

Oil and gas event

A number of Cray folks attended the Rice Oil & Gas workshop in Houston last Thursday, February 28th.  It was incredible visiting such an influential group of energy leaders.  Most of the major US oil & gas companies and service providers were there. The morning keynote was presented by Dirk Smit, VP of Exploration Technology and Chief Scientist Geophysics, Innovation and R&D, at Shell.   In the keynote, Compute Challenges to Meet Future Energy Demands, he stated that supplying the world’s water and food will become progressively critical. According to the LA Times, we’re adding more than 70-million people a year to the planet.  Supplying water and food to them will demand new research and investments. In upstream … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Cray blog

Welcome to the Cray blog, where we will discuss many of the most important trends in the data center industry.

At Cray we pride ourselves in offering some of the most powerful and advanced  supercomputing technologies in the world through a comprehensive portfolio of high performance computing (HPC) systems, storage and Big Data solutions. We've been building supercomputing products for 40 years and can offer our customers consistent performance that is unparalleled from a scalability and reliability perspective. What we stand for at Cray These capabilities have set us apart from many supercomputing designers, but our care for our customers is among our greatest assets. Cray is focused on developing the best and most innovative systems that enable researchers in any discipline to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. We … [Read more...]