17 Reasons to Participate in the Cray User Group


Whether you are in the midst of a polar vortex or lounging on the beaches of Australia, CUG 2015 is just around the corner, April 26-30, in Chicago. We have seen a tremendous outpouring of interest in the Cray User Group over the past few years, with ... [ Read More ]

Your Big Data Resolution for the New Year

Runner New Years Blog

Nothing says January like a list of resolutions calling for healthier living in the new year. I have admittedly given up making such lists for myself, but I’m happy to say that I played my part in promoting good health by getting my wife an activity ... [ Read More ]

Supercomputing Matters: SC14 in Retrospect


SC14, the premier event in the HPC industry, has wound to a close in New Orleans. It’s interesting to look back and contemplate the validity of this year’s theme, “HPC Matters,” the success of the conference and the vitality of the industry. Our ... [ Read More ]

Chapel at SC14: Making Big Easy


It’s been a big year for the Chapel team at Cray. In the past 12 months, we’ve doubled the size of our team, and with that expansion have been able to significantly accelerate the strides we’re taking. Here are a few notable accomplishments that ... [ Read More ]

In-Memory Analytics: Going With the Pitch


In the immediate aftermath of an enthralling World Series (go Giants!), it’s not surprising that it’s taking a while to get out of baseball mode. I did not have the benefit of growing up with America's pastime, but I do know there’s quite a bit of ... [ Read More ]

Unlocking the Full Potential of Health Data


The health care industry is facing a challenging transition as it tries to use data more effectively. Gathering, sharing and analyzing patient information is an incredibly challenging process that is contributing to a technological revolution across ... [ Read More ]

Why Chapel? (Part 3)


This article wraps up the series started in my previous two blog articles (here and here) with the goal of explaining why we are pursuing the development of the Chapel parallel programming language at Cray Inc. In those articles, I advocated for the ... [ Read More ]

Back to Warp Speed, Scotty!


Aren’t supercomputers already supposed to be moving at “warp” speed? Well, multi-petaflops anyway? With computing challenges getting more demanding and datasets getting more massive, it is not as easy as Captain James Kirk asking Scotty for more ... [ Read More ]

Oktoberfest: Prost! to Beer and Big Data


Bavarian culture has spread its wings and has influenced the world with its beer-drinking tradition. Oktoberfest, a more than 200-year-old celebration that began in Munich, Germany, is still well under way. These days, Oktoberfest is celebrated not ... [ Read More ]

Q&A: Diving Deep Into Our Solar System


Anthony Mezzacappa, director of the University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, and a team of computational astrophysicists are conducting one of the largest supernova simulations to date on ... [ Read More ]

Student Teams Prepare for Cluster Showdown


The annual Supercomputing conference, which will be held this year Nov. 16-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a can’t-miss event for the supercomputing world. It’s five days of exhibits, conferences and networking that showcase current innovations in ... [ Read More ]