Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Welcomes ‘Sherlock’

February 1, 2013

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center celebrates the arrival of its newest supercomputer. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Big Data Is HPC – Let’s Embrace It

October 25, 2012

Big data is all the rage these days. It is the subject of a recent Presidential Initiative, has its own news portal, and, in the guise of Watson, is a game show celebrity. Big data has also caused concern in some circles that it might sap interest and funding from the exascale computing initiative. So, is big data distinct from HPC – or is it just a new aspect of our evolving world of high-performance computing? Read more…

By Gary Johnson

Cray Parlays Supercomputing Technology Into Big Data Appliance

March 1, 2012

For the first time in its history, Cray has built something other than a supercomputer. On Wednesday, the company's newly hatched YarcData division launched "uRiKA," a hardware-software solution aimed at real-time knowledge discovery with terascale-sized data sets. The system is designed to serve businesses and government agencies that need to do high-end analytics in areas as diverse as social networking, financial management, healthcare, supply chain management, and national security. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Cray Yarcs Up Big Data

February 9, 2012

Supercomputer maker goes after big data segment with new YarcData division. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

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