Cray Shasta Sparks New AI Research Program at Indiana University

Cray Shasta System at Indiana University

Supercomputer “Big Red 200” Will Be The First Cray Shasta System In Academia Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced that Indiana University has selected a Cray Shasta™ supercomputing system to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) across diverse research fields at the university and for the state of Indiana. Indiana University will be the first university to deploy a Shasta system, the Cray Slingshot™ interconnect and Cray Urika® AI Suite for Shasta, providing its engineers, researchers and scientists powerful resources for the next era of computing. Named “Big Red 200,” the new supercomputer will be instrumental in the University’s exploration and advancement of AI in education, ... [ Read More ]

Exascale Supercomputers Signal a New Era

The road to exascale computing started out as a journey. Now, we find ourselves at the beginning of a new era. Last week Cray and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Frontier ― an exascale supercomputer being developed for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Slated for delivery in 2021, Frontier is expected to be the world’s most powerful computer. It will advance science and innovation far beyond anything currently possible. For us at Cray, the announcement of Frontier is a thrilling ― and humbling ― moment. The system is the third contract win for our new Shasta™ architecture and Cray Slingshot™ interconnect. It validates our belief in and commitment to our Shasta technology. But more importantly, ... [ Read More ]

Cloud Supercomputing: Three New Cray in Azure Offers

Researchers have been making amazing discoveries with Cray technology for decades. And we want to continue helping those visionaries extend the boundaries of what’s possible for all of us. It’s why we’re partnering exclusively with Microsoft to provide unprecedented access to supercomputing capabilities in Azure. Cray in Azure offers a no-compromise solution for customers who need large-scale computing performance and still want to leverage the cloud economics and augmented capacity of Azure. Today, we are proud to announce three new focused dedicated Azure offers that continue to deliver on the promise of supercomputing in the cloud. Cray® ClusterStor™ in Azure HPC simulations continue to demand more from storage ― more ... [ 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 ]

Exascale Can’t Wait: Cray for Oil & Gas in the Microsoft Azure Cloud

A path to exascale in upstream oil and gas processing with Cray in the Microsoft Azure cloud At the 11th annual Rice Oil and Gas HPC Conference (March 12-13), a premier industry event, many presentations will address the (mostly US) exascale roadmap with emphasis on algorithm development and applications enablement to make this program especially relevant in oil and gas. This author has long stated how “a perfect storm in seismic processing requirements is ensuring that the O&G industry will be an early adopter of exascale computing technologies.” That was in 2014, before the great oil crash. For a long while this author feared he was going to have to eat crow. After all, how much supercomputing power is needed to run a shale play? ... [ Read More ]