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Intel and Cray

Cray and Intel Supercomputing Solutions

Cray and Intel® are working together to create innovative supercomputer solutions with best-of-breed performance, scalability and reliability. These supercomputer solutions feature the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family, a revolutionary processor built on Intel’s industry-leading microarchitecture based on the 22nm 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology. The Intel Xeon processor features up to 12 cores and delivers enhanced energy efficiency and performance that adapts to the most complex and demanding workloads. With a solution for every budget and requirement, Cray and Intel make it easy to take advantage of the latest advances in high performance computing.

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NVIDIA and Cray

Cray and NVIDIA Supercomputing Solutions

Cray and NVIDIA are working together to create innovative supercomputer solutions with best-of-breed performance, scalability and reliability. These solutions feature NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs, which accelerate the most demanding HPC, hyperscale and enterprise datacenter workloads. Engineered to maximize compute performance, Tesla GPU accelerators allow petabytes of data to be crunched through 10 times faster than CPUs. The latest Tesla K80 GPU features dual-GPUs for high throughput, 24 GB of memory, enabling faster application performance and NVIDIA® GPU Boost™, which converts power headroom into a user-controlled performance boost. With a solution for every budget and requirement, Cray and NVIDIA make it easy to take advantage of the latest advances in high performance computing.

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Technology Partners

Abokia Inc.

Abokia delivers massively accelerated computing solutions to the fingertips of end users. Via a unique codesign of software, hardware and algorithms, Abokia's computing solutions accelerate a broad array of market verticals, ranging from traditional scientific computing to big data analytics across the life sciences, medical sciences, geological sciences, finance and other emerging areas. Featured offerings include a massively parallel BLAST called AbokiaBLAST. In addition, Abokia offers consulting services to assist customers in the design and optimization of high performance computing systems.

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Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing provides intelligent automation software for datacenter, cloud and HPC environments. The company’s infrastructure intelligence solutions, powered by Moab®, deliver policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing products manage the world’s largest computing installations and are the preferred intelligent automation solutions for the leading global datacenter vendors.

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Allinea Software

Allinea Software is the trusted leader in software development tools for parallel programming and high performance computing (HPC). Leading users of HPC turn to Allinea for extremely scalable, capable and intuitive tools that improve the efficiency and value of their HPC investment by reducing development time and increasing application performance. Allinea’s integrated suite of profiling and debugging tools is relied on from desktops through to beyond petascale for applications ranging from climate modeling to astrophysics, and from computational finance to engine design.

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Altair Engineering, Inc.

Altair Engineering, Inc., empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Altair is the only company to create HPC solvers and simulation applications, deliver HPC management tools, and use these applications and tools to solve real HPC issues. With a track record for high-end software and consulting services for engineering, computing and enterprise analytics, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries.

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ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. ANSYS technologies help product development organizations create innovative products and processes that meet customer and cost requirements and high-quality products and processes that reliably perform as intended, while shortening time-to-market and reducing engineering costs. Simulation delivers these benefits by enabling an information-based product development process, with virtual prototyping to optimize designs at earlier stages of development.

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Bright Computing

Bright Computing makes software for managing groups of computer servers and associated equipment, and markets and sells its software together with reseller partners across the world. Bright Computing also provides services such as support, training and certification, and consultancy. Its flagship product is Bright Cluster Manager™ — the most advanced and user-friendly software available for installing, monitoring, managing and using clusters. Service is at the heart of the Bright Computing ecosystem.

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Cambridge Semantics

Cambridge Semantics provides semantic middleware and application development tools that provide simplicity and clarity, minimizing the complexity of the underlying technology. User-friendly interfaces are supported by a semantic fabric under the covers that enables users to do things that have never been possible before. Cambridge Semantics provides a single, universal layer for representing, accessing and combining enterprise data on the fly, wherever it exists and whenever it is needed.

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CD-adapco is the leading global provider of full-spectrum engineering simulation solutions for fluid flow, heat transfer and stress, including CFD software, CAD-embedded CFD, CAE consulting services and training. STAR-CD and STAR-CCM+ provide the world’s most comprehensive CFD solutions. Their integrated CAE process allows engineers to focus more on product design by giving them a single easy-to-use interface to automatically handle complex models through the complete analysis cycle: preprocessing, meshing, solution, post-processing. CD-adapco’s solutions are used across many industries, including automotive, aerospace, appliances, buildings, chemical process, electronics, environmental, marine, offshore structures, pharmaceuticals, power generation, rail, turbomachinery and specialized mechanical engineering applications.

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CEI delivers the world's most advanced visualization technology for large, complex data. CEI was spun out of Cray in 1994. CEI's EnSight family of products provides a comprehensive visualization and post-processing suite to help understand scientific and engineering simulation data. CEI has offices in Detroit, Houston, Raleigh, Munich, and Shanghai, and distributors in other regions around the world.

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Clark & Parsia

Clark & Parsia, LLC is a leader in semantic technologies for integration and analysis of complex data. The company's technology helps organizations rapidly integrate and analyze complex data in order to solve key business problems, particularly in government, financial, health, and defense industries. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Clark & Parsia also has an office in Cambridge, Mass.

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Cloudera Founded in 2008, Cloudera was the first company to commercialize Apache Hadoop® and to develop enterprise-grade solutions built on this powerful open-source technology. Today, Cloudera is the leading innovator in and largest contributor to the Hadoop open-source software community. Cloudera’s enterprise data hub software platform empowers organizations to store, process and analyze all data, of whatever type, in any volume. The company’s “hybrid open” subscription software business model gives customers the benefits of open-source software plus the support expected from traditional enterprise software, such as security, data governance and system management. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Cloudera operates in 15 countries.

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DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks is the data infrastructure provider for the world’s most extreme, content-intensive environments — including the largest online gaming and music sites, social networking applications developers, photo and video sharing services, high performance computing environments, and more than 400 broadcast and post-production facilities. With more than 220 petabytes installed worldwide, DDN storage technology delivers massive throughput, scalable capacity, consistency, efficiency and data integrity for today’s extremely competitive and evolving markets.

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EM Photonics

EM Photonics maximizes the performance of applications via algorithm modification, tuning for the HPC environment and the exploitation of GPU co-processing. The company's solvers can be integrated into customers' systems and optimized for their needs. Whether they’re used with CPU, GPU, FPGA or supercomputers, they create novel solutions. EM Photonics provides off-the-shelf tools such as the CULA product line, and develops tailored solutions for customers in areas such as computational fluid dynamics, computational electromagnetics, bio/life sciences, finance and signal processing.

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ESI is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications to realistically simulate a product's behavior during testing, to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment's impact on performance. ESI's solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for end-to-end virtual prototyping, thus eliminating the need for physical prototypes during product development.

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Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation offers fluid dynamics simulation software and services that enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Exa's simulation solutions help customers gain crucial insights about design performance early in the design cycle, reducing the likelihood of redesigns and late-stage engineering changes. Benefits include significant cost savings and fundamental improvements in engineering development processes. Exa Corporation's products include PowerFLOW®, PowerDELTA®, PowerCLAY®, PowerVIZ®, PowerSPECTRUM®, PowerACOUSTICS®, PowerINSIGHT®, PowerCOOL® and PowerTHERM® along with professional engineering consulting services.

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Expert System

Expert System, established in 1989, is the world’s leading provider of semantic software that searches, discovers, classifies and interprets unstructured text information. The company's patented semantic technology enables the management of complex issues and bypasses the "search" with all its limitations to move directly to "find, organize, select and correlate." Similar to what business intelligence is in the world of structured data, the best solution for managing unstructured data is semantic intelligence. This is where the Expert System semantic platform excels.

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Gaussian, Inc.

Gaussian, Inc. develops, licenses and supports the Gaussian series of computational chemistry software and related products. Gaussian's products supply state-of-the-art software for the accurate modeling of complex chemical reactions and substances. They are used by chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists and other researchers worldwide. Gaussian's products are compatible with a wide variety of computer hardware and operating system environments. Founded in 1987, Gaussian, Inc. is a privately held company based in Wallingford, Conn.

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HIGHFLEET, Inc. is a semantic technology firm offering mature software, solutions and capabilities that other firms can embed in their products and solutions. HIGHFLEET’s software includes deductive databases of unparalleled analytic power that exists in the deductive database itself. HIGHFLEET’s core success is its efficient, scalable and robust reasoned, which does enormous amounts of inference on complex logic models (ontologies) and large data stores. HIGHFLEET’s cost-effective Semantic Federation of Legacy Databases provides analysis and knowledge discovery across all semantically federated enterprise resources.

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Intelligent Light

Intelligent Light delivers the world's most advanced technologies for understanding and visualizing large, complex data. For over 20 years, the company has been helping customers find the answers to their most challenging problems. The FieldView family of products provides a comprehensive CFD post-processing suite that supports people in demanding, productivity-driven environments. Industry leaders rely daily on Intelligent Light for products, consulting, research and support to make their mission-critical CFD workflow accurate, fast and easy.

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IO Informatics

IO Informatics provides software and services for uniquely efficient data integration and transformative knowledge applications in life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical environments. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, California with offices in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe and Asia that partner with life science and healthcare customers in industry, academia and non-for-profit foundations.

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Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC)

Livermore Software Technology Corporation develops LS-DYNA® and related engineering software products. LS-DYNA is a general-purpose transient dynamic finite element program that simulates complex real-world problems. It includes a Pre/Post Processor, LS-PrePost®, and a tightly integrated optimization code, LS-OPT®. LS-DYNA, LS-PrePost and LS-OPT are used in various industries, including automobile design, aerospace, manufacturing and bioengineering. LS-DYNA development is focused on one code methodology that includes implicit, explicit, SMP and MPP solvers. It is optimized on all platforms including clusters running Unix, Linux and Windows.

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MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and model-based design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical and other industries. MathWorks products are also used in universities and learning institutions worldwide.

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Metacomp Technologies, Inc.

Metacomp Technologies is at the forefront of technology in computational fluid dynamics, computational aero-acoustics, structural analysis and mesh generation. Metacomp is provides  software tools for aerospace, defense and automobile manufacturers, U.S. government labs and research organizations, as well as other companies that require complex modeling during research and development. Its activities include R&D, software development, dissemination and support in the areas of fluid dynamics, structural analysis, numerical algorithms, turbulence and combustion modeling, acoustics, geometry modeling and mesh generation.

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MSC Software

MSC Software is the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and testing of manufactured products. Leading manufacturers use its engineering simulation technology for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, CFD, multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body dynamics and control systems simulation. The company’s products accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products, quickly and cost-effectively.

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NetApp creates storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect and retain one of their most precious corporate assets: their data. NetApp partners with industry leaders to create the most efficient and cost-effective solutions optimized for their IT needs, and to deliver and support them worldwide. It provides expert services and global support to maximize the value customers derive from NetApp products and to keep systems up and running.

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Numerical Algorithms Group

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) delivers high-quality computational software and high performance computing services. For 40 years NAG experts have worked closely with world-leading researchers in academia and industry to create powerful, reliable and flexible software that is relied on by tens of thousands of individual users, as well as numerous independent software vendors. NAG serves its customers from offices in Oxford (U.K.), Chicago, Tokyo and Taipei, through staff in France and Germany, and via a global network of distributors.

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Oracle is a global leader on IT infrastructure solutions, including Oracle Tape Solutions, branded under the Oracle StorageTek line. Cray partners with Oracle’s StorageTek team to offer engineered and optimized tiered storage solutions for HPC, engineered for Oracle StorageTek. Cray offers a single point of support for all aspects of the solution, from servers to software to Oracle StorageTek tape systems.

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PathScale has developed the industry's highest-performance C, C++ and Fortran 9X compilers for 64-bit Linux-based computer systems. The PathScale Compiler Suite has been optimized for both the AMD64 and EM64T architectures and has the world's most sophisticated optimization infrastructure. Unlike other compilers, the PathScale Compiler Suite provides superior performance across both floating-point and integer-intensive applications. Application developers targeting 64-bit Linux servers will see immediate performance benefits from compiling with the PathScale compilers.

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Platform Computing

Platform Computing is a pioneer and the global leader in high performance computing (HPC) management software. The company delivers integrated software solutions that enable organizations to improve time-to-results and reduce computing costs. Many of the world’s largest companies rely on Platform to accelerate compute- or data-intensive applications and manage cluster and grid systems. Platform has over 2,000 global customers and strategic relationships along with the industry’s broadest support for HPC applications.

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Rogue Wave Software

Rogue Wave is the largest independent provider of cross-platform, embeddable libraries and development tools for HPC application design, testing and deployment. Rogue Wave’s tools and components empower software developers to take advantage of the performance and scalability that multicore and parallel technologies offer, and are proven by decades of use solving some of the world’s most complex problems in commercial enterprise, academia, defense and institutional research.

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Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., is the world’s largest producer of memory. It is the leading manufacturer of Green DDR3 and Green SSDs. Its Green memory provides leading OEMs with high-density solutions that consume a minimum of power while optimizing performance. In addition, Samsung is the largest producer of NAND Flash memory, SRAM and high-end graphics memory and a leading producer of system logic, sensors, optical disk drives, displays and controllers.

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ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for in-memory high-end computing, providing higher performance and lower total cost of ownership as compared with traditional shared-memory systems. The company’s innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end shared-memory computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a revolutionary computing paradigm.

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Scientific Computing & Modelling N.V. (SCM)

Originating from the Theoretical Chemistry group at the VU University in Amsterdam, Scientific Computing & Modelling N.V. (SCM) provides worldwide customers in academia, government and industry with its molecular and periodic density functional theory codes ADF and BAND.  The software provides accurate calculations on difficult chemical problems, specifically for spectroscopic properties and heavy elements. The scope of SCM's modeling software is expanding to treat larger systems for longer time scales with faster, approximate quantum-based as well as (reactive) force field methods.

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Seagate is the global leader in data storage solutions, developing amazing products that enable people and businesses around the world to create, share and preserve their most critical memories and business data. Cray partners with Seagate to offer fully integrated high performance storage solutions for HPC, such as the Cray® Sonexion®scale-out Lustre® storage system.

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Security First Corp.

Security First’s lead technology, SecureParser patented transformational software, meets even the most stringent security requirements of military organizations, government agencies and commercial enterprises. By replacing disparate bolt-on perimeter technologies with a single data-centric solution that can be applied to any digitized information, SecureParser ensures the confidentiality, integrity and continuous availability of data at rest and data in motion while allowing secure information sharing. Because it is woven into the fabric of the data, SecureParser protection remains with data for its entire lifetime.

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SIMULIA provides a scalable portfolio of simulation solutions and an open platform to support integration of multidisciplinary analysis with its partners. Simulation enables engineers and scientists to improve product performance, eliminate physical prototypes and drive innovation. The product suite includes the Abaqus/CAE® modeling, visualization and automation environment for ABAQUS analyses; Abaqus/Standard® for static, dynamic, thermal and coupled analysis with implicit FEA; Abaqus/Explicit® for transient dynamic and quasi-static analysis with explicit FEA; and Abaqus for CATIA V5® for advanced nonlinear analysis within CATIA V5.

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Software Cradle Co., Ltd.

Established in 1984 and headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Software Cradle Co., Ltd., develops and markets innovative computational fluid dynamics software for a broad range of customers. Software Cradle Co. provides customers with leading-edge technology that can open new frontiers in the design of their products.

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Spectra Logic Corporation

Spectra Logic defines, designs and delivers innovative data protection through tape, deduplication and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation, Spectra Logic challenges expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated and simple-to-use backup and archive technologies. Throughout its 30-year history the company has delivered high-density, feature-rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide.

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Stone Ridge Technology

Founded in 2005, Stone Ridge Technology employs a top-tier team of physicists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians. Headquartered in Bel Air, Maryland, the company provides services and products to the High Performance Computing industry focusing in Oil and Gas. It markets ECHELON, the world’s fastest reservoir simulator and it develops, ports and optimizes scalable physics and engineering based technical codes on modern multi-core and GPU compute architectures for select clients.

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Tech-X Corporation

Tech-X was founded in 1994 to develop products and services for leveraging high performance computing in computational physics. Since then, Tech-X has provided services to a broad range of national and international customers from government, academia and industry. Tech-X Corporation is committed to technical excellence and innovation. Its core competencies include the simulation of processes, devices and physical systems related to plasma physics, fusion and accelerator technologies, performed on computer systems ranging from desktops to leadership computing facilities.

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The Portland Group

The Portland Group develops and markets high performance Fortran, C and C++ compilers and tools. Offering world-class performance and comprehensive cross-platform support and optimization, PGI supports 32-bit x86, 64-bit AMD64 and Intel 64 processor-based systems running over 30 popular Linux and Mac OS X and Windows releases. Advantages include fast compilation speed, integrated graphical parallel debugger and profiler, comprehensive documentation, online tutorials and outstanding technical support.

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Versity is the first company dedicated exclusively to the development and support of a world-class enterprise hierarchical storage management system. Versity is the leading independent developer of large-scale high performance, high I/O archival storage systems. Its solution consists of a purpose built file system tightly coupled with an advanced archiver deployed on the Linux OS. Large-scale, low-cost data storage and preservation is Versity’s focus. The company believes in continually improving its products and delivering its solutions in the most customer-friendly ways.

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