Can We Make Petabytes Useful?

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A recent article in Nature, “The Power of Petabytes”, by Michael Eisenstein, reviews how exponentially increasing life science data exceeds our present abilities to process and make sense of it. Even while continuing to grow unbounded, data sets are ... [ Read More ]

In Remembrance of Stephen Richards

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Stephen Richards, one of our longstanding Board members, recently passed away and I wanted to reflect on his contributions to Cray and the impact he had on me personally. Steve joined Cray’s Board of Directors in 2004, soon after I joined the ... [ Read More ]

European Researchers Model the Human Brain

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You may have seen recent news items regarding the Human Brain Project (HBP), a ten-year European neuroscience research initiative. Interactive computer simulation of brain models is central to its success. Cray was recently awarded a contract for the ... [ Read More ]

Six Ways to Say “Hello” in Chapel | Part 3

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This article concludes the introduction to Chapel via simple “Hello world” programs that I started in parts one and two of this series. In the previous articles, we’ve looked at serial and data-parallel approaches to saying “hello” in Chapel. This ... [ Read More ]

Cray’s Chapel Team to Host Reddit AMA!

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On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Chapel development team at Cray will be hosting an all-day Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT on the /r/programminglanguages subreddit.  The AMA will focus on the topic of the Chapel parallel ... [ Read More ]

Six Ways to Say “Hello” in Chapel | Part 2

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This article continues the introduction to Chapel via simple “Hello world” programs that I started in part one of this series. Continuing where we left off: Distributed Parallel Hello World   My last post ended with the following parallel, ... [ Read More ]

Why Do Better Weather Forecasts Matter?

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Cray, NVIDIA, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) and MeteoSwiss recently announced the acceptance of MeteoSwiss’ new supercomputing platform for operational weather forecasting, a Cray CS-Storm system with NVIDIA® Tesla® K80 GPUs. It is ... [ Read More ]

Six Ways to Say “Hello” in Chapel | Part 1

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When learning a new programming language, users often start by studying “Hello world” programs —those that output simple messages to the console. Though such programs are trivial by nature, they can be an illuminating way to get familiar with a new ... [ Read More ]