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Cray Solutions for Life Sciences

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Get to the answer faster.

In the life sciences, the next question is already waiting. You need technology on your team that gets you answers quickly, reliably and with respect to budgets.

Today, pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare and university organizations face increasingly complex challenges in a wide range of fields. From next-generation sequencing to molecular modeling to translational research to data integration, making discoveries and staying competitive depends on high performance computing (HPC) and big data analytics.

Cray supercomputing solutions can help you make the most of your research. We have proven expertise in architecting, optimizing and supporting large-scale supercomputing and analytics environments for the life sciences field. The result for our customers is shorter discovery cycles, lower R&D costs and stronger overall competitiveness.

We are a complete supercomputing provider with compute, storage and analytics solutions to meet any size need.

The adaptable, upgradable Cray® XC30™ supercomputer provides extreme application scalability and excels at large-scale computations. The Cray® CS300™ supercomputer is a highly efficient, scale-out cluster system supporting a broad range of model requirements. For intensive data analytics tasks, the Urika® graph analytics appliance from YarcData enables new insights in real time and our Hadoop® environments for the XC30 and CS300 power search, analysis and predictive modeling. Cray storage solutions support your research with expert data management. Cray® Sonexion® is our integrated scale-out storage system for Lustre. Cray Tiered Adaptive Storage provides a complete and open archiving solution for big data and HPC.


Case Studies

Blue Waters: Enabling Scientific Breakthroughs at the Petascale
Boron Nitride and the Nanoribbons of Tomorrow
ORNL and Purdue Explore Technology at the Nanoscale

Application, Solution and Technology Briefs

Cray Helps Optimize De Novo Assembler Application Trinity for Use on Massively Parallel Supercomputers
Cray's Next-Generation Sequencing Solution
Speed Your Time to Results Using Galaxy on a Cray System
Cray Demonstrates Top-Level Performance and Scalability on Very Large Datasets with Velvet
Cray Solutions for Chemistry & Life Sciences
Cray Storage Solutions for Life Sciences
Cray Helps Tune Ray De Novo Genomic Assembler Software
Tuning NAMD on the Cray XK6 "Titan" Supercomputer

Blog Posts

Using HPC Techniques to Accelerate NGS Workflows

University of Chicago Researchers Make Strides in Genome Sequencing

Cray Supercomputers Powering Scientific Research in Chemistry and Life Sciences

Another Milestone for Computational Chemistry

HPC Industry Poised to Support BRAIN Initiative (8.27.13)

Cray Participating in the 21st Annual International Conference on ISMB/ECCB (7.15.13)

NCKU Deploys Cray Supercomputer to Support Life Sciences Research (5.22.13)


Customer Solutions

OLCF: The Problem with Cellulosic Ethanol
OLCF: Supercomputers Simulate the Molecular Machines That Replicate and Repair DNA

Early Molecular Dynamics Research Blazes through Titan’s New GPUs

Beagle: The CI Supercomputer for Biomedical Simulations & Data Analysis at the University of Chicago

Computation Institute, University of Chicago, Beagle Newsletter


Cray's Barry Bolding on the World Genome Data Analysis Summit

Technical Papers

Genomic Applications on Cray supercomputers: Next Generation Sequencing Workflow
Human Analysts at Superhuman Scales