Boost Your HPC & AI Knowledge with Fall Learning Series Webinars

Summer is almost over and fall is the perfect time to refocus, reengage, and reinvest in learning how to overcome some of your biggest HPC challenges. To help get you on track, Cray is offering a September Learning Series of webinars designed to address four of the most frequently asked questions we get in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to storage and compute to software. Join us for any — or all — of the sessions to learn, ask questions and engage with industry thought leaders. Tuesday, 9/11, 9 a.m. PT: The Three Steps: Focusing on Workflow for Successful AI Projects As artificial intelligence (AI) has gained mainstream acceptance, there's been a lot of focus on the systems used to develop and train models. But ... [ Read More ]

Live Chat – AI: Make the Right Choices

As artificial intelligence continues to gain traction as a transformational set of technologies, IT teams and data science teams are tasked with implementing AI projects as soon as possible. At the same time, there are a plethora of reasons why AI projects can go awry (here, here, here, here, here, here and here). Most involve choices: the right use case; the right data; the right infrastructure, frameworks and tools. Join us Tuesday, August 21, for a live online chat, “AI: Make the Right Choices,” to learn about and discuss some of the right choices to make when planning your AI application project. You can easily participate using a Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook account. Hear from industry experts at Cray who are working with users ... [ Read More ]

Your Own Supercomputer — in the Azure Cloud

Your organization relies on technology for a competitive advantage. You need fast, reliable performance. But high-performance computing can be a big investment, and challenging to manage as part of your IT infrastructure. Cray and Microsoft make it easy — and you get Cray supercomputing in the Microsoft Azure cloud. This convergence of supercomputing capabilities and the ease of cloud management enables disruptive innovation for new categories of companies. It alleviates the management burden and reduces barriers of entry to HPC. Supercomputing is no longer out of reach for smaller enterprises and organizations that can’t or don’t want to maintain their own datacenters. Get details about Cray in the cloud in this white paper by ... [ Read More ]

Why We Changed Our Approach to Artificial Intelligence

Like you, we’re working on how to approach artificial intelligence (AI). We all know it’s here, it’s growing and it’s not a passing trend. We could debate all day over how fast and far the use of AI will spread. But let’s set that discussion aside and focus on what we’re actually seeing when we’re out talking to customers and prospects — and then what we’re doing with that information. What we’re seeing isn’t entirely what we anticipated when we announced our Cray Accel AI fast start solutions last November. At that point, we knew we had customers whose AI plans ranged from “just starting out” with machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) to those running production-level AI applications with concerns about future growth. ... [ Read More ]

Programming Artificial Intelligence with Chapel & Deep 6 AI

I recently wrote about the conversation our own Brad Chamberlain — project lead for our Chapel effort — had with Brian Dolan, chief scientist and co-founder of an artificial intelligence startup, Deep 6 AI, to understand their interest in the Chapel parallel programming language. What got Brian and Brad talking was Brian’s interest in and use of Chapel for some experimental work in AI. In this second post, I want to share some of Brian’s insights on the value of Chapel as a language for AI. Deep 6 AI is an artificial intelligence company whose primary mission is to find more patients faster for clinical trials — an important part of drug development and drug discovery. In 2016, Deep 6 AI was chosen by the Cedars-Sinai ... [ Read More ]