Chapel: Productive Parallel Programming

Parallel computing has resulted in numerous significant advances in science and technology over the past several decades.  However, in spite of these successes, the fact remains that only a small fraction of the world’s programmers are capable of ... [ Read More ]

CUG 2013 Preview…On the Road to Napa

The annual Cray User Group (CUG) meeting is just a week away. I always look forward to this opportunity to see and hear from our customers from around the world. They gather each May to share their experiences with their Cray systems, learn from ... [ Read More ]

Equality and Inequality in SPARQL

In previous blog posts I've touched a little on equality and inequality in SPARQL; in this post I'm going to look at some of the more confusing aspects of these (and SPARQL expression semantics in general) that can surprise even seasoned SPARQL ... [ Read More ]

Facing the Challenges of Big Data

Big Data is all the rage, especially since it received a new shot in the arm by a recent Gartner report.  Everyone is interested in it, and Gartner [1] has thrown its hat into the ring for a definition of it.  But even so, many people use these words ... [ Read More ]

Cray at Bio-IT World Conference in Boston

The 2013 Bio-IT World Conference will be held from April 9-11 in Boston. The event represents a unique opportunity for visitors to learn how informatics plays a key role in multiple disciplines within life sciences. Today life sciences is evolving as ... [ Read More ]

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Over the last 12 months, I have felt more like a racecar driver than the CEO of Cray. We have been moving at NASCAR-like speed in almost every aspect of our business, while at same time leveraging the amazing technical leadership capabilities of ... [ Read More ]

The Dawn of Big-Fast-Data

In computing today we’re surrounded by the term Big Data. In fact it’s even beginning to invade some areas of popular culture. Whether it’s through Microsoft's SkyDrive, Adobe's Creative Cloud, Steam's gaming portal or the video industry with ... [ Read More ]