NERSC’s “Edison” Unleashed

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Now that our new flagship supercomputer Edison, a 2.5-petaflop Cray® XC30™, has been in full production mode for a couple of months, it seems like a good time to check in and see how scientists are using it. At the top of the list of hours used ... [ Read More ]

MSU Turns to Liquid-Cooled Cluster Supercomputer

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Mississippi State University had a need for a powerful and efficient new primary supercomputing system for their High Performance Computing Collaboratory (HPC2) –  a coalition focused on advancing the state of the art in computational science and ... [ Read More ]

HPC Centers Role in Driving CAE Simulation

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My recent blog posts have focused on performance enhancements to CAE applications and especially the scalability of ISV applications. A key point of this discussion is that it takes team effort to achieve these results. You need production models ... [ Read More ]

When Surgery and Big Data Collide

My mom thought she had bronchitis.  Turns out she needed a quadruple bypass.  So I’ve been spending a lot of time in the hospital recently.  It’s amazing that they can perform this surgery–when the doctors were describing how they do it, I’m sure ... [ Read More ]

What’s in a (Supercomputer) Name?

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Think “discovery” and you can see why NERSC, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, names their supercomputers after famous scientists and inventors. Operated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and serving the Department of ... [ Read More ]

Sochi or S—Oh no!—chi?

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I love the spirit surrounding the Olympic Games; in fact, I’ve been fascinated by their cultural significance ever since I learned about first Olympics in Ancient Greek history. A sporting event so important that the ancients dated their calendar ... [ Read More ]

Infographic: The Cray Transformation

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At Cray, we have been building high-performance computing systems for more than 40 years. Over that time, we have stood firm at the cutting edge of technology developments, providing our customers with the tools they need to solve some of the most ... [ Read More ]

Another Exciting Year

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As we near the end of 2013, Cray is closing out one of the most transformative years in our long and proud history. In just this year alone, we successfully integrated two strategic acquisitions, won a number of large supercomputing contracts at ... [ Read More ]