During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center accepted the first phase of its new Cray Cascade system, named Edison. To find out the reasoning behind the design and deployment of Edison and what it means to NERSC’s 4,500 users, Jon Bashor of Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences spoke with NERSC Division Director Sudip Dosanjh, NERSC Systems Department Head Jeff Broughton and Advanced Technologies Group Leader Nick Wright.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/CSCS_Cray_XC30_thumbnail.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”82″ />During his keynote address for the annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is building Europe’s fastest GPU-accelerated supercomputer, an extension of a Cray system that was announced last year. This will be the first Cray supercomputer equipped with Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/iVEC_HPC_system_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”102″ />While governments in much of the rest of the world are wringing their hands over stagnant or shrinking R&D budgets, Australia is buying up HPC machinery like there is no tomorrow. Just this week, Cray, IBM, and SGI announced supercomputing deals that would send the vendors’ latest and greatest HPC equipment Down Under. In this case, the three systems are headed to various research facilities in New South Wales and Western Australia.