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Push the boundaries of supercomputing with Cray

Since Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) purchased the first Cray-1 supercomputer in 1976, government and defense agencies have continuously pushed the boundaries of supercomputing – they’ve broken the teraflops and petaflops barriers and are poised to reach exaflops by the end of the decade.

These agencies, both in the U.S. and worldwide, operate some of the largest, most advanced high performance computing facilities in the world. Cray's scalable and innovative computing and storage architectures have been key enablers in their push for ever-faster, more capable supercomputing.

Today, Cray systems are operating at renowned facilities including LANL and several other U.S. Department of Energy laboratories, the National Nuclear Security Administration and Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Australia. Strategically important to national and industrial competitiveness, these facilities are working with Cray to continuously push the boundaries of supercomputing.

Featured Resources

Edison — A New Cray Supercomputer Advances Discovery at NERSC

Several users dicuss how Edison enables their research — which, as one scientist says, would "otherwise be impossible, too expensive or dangerous." 

The Problem with Cellulosic Ethanol

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, simulation provides a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels.

Cyberattacks: Discovering and stopping new forms of cyberattacks before they can cause harm

The government security analysts turned to Cray’s Urika-GD appliance to enable real-time discovery of cyberattacks.

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Articles, Case Studies and Briefs

The Problem with Cellulosic Ethanol

At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, simulation provides a close-up look at the molecule that complicates next-generation biofuels.

Cyberattacks: Discovering and stopping new forms of cyberattacks before they can cause harm

The government security analysts turned to Cray’s Urika-GD appliance to enable real-time discovery of cyberattacks.

NERSC Improves Overall HPC Energy Efficiency with Free Cooling and Technology Innovations of the Cray XC30 Supercomputer

While exascale systems are expected to produce unprecedented science, they are also expected to consume tens of megawatts of power. As power costs continue to rise, even modest improvements in the power required for cooling can translate to megawatts and mega dollars saved per year.

Videos

Edison — A New Cray Supercomputer Advances Discovery at NERSC

Several users dicuss how Edison enables their research — which, as one scientist says, would "otherwise be impossible, too expensive or dangerous." 

Edison — Energy-Efficient Computing on NERSC's XC30 Supercomputer

See how Edison, an "incredibly efficient computer system," minimizes the energy required for cooling, enabling maximum computational power. NERSC built a hillside facility specifically for the XC30 system.