SC07: Interactive Supercomputing and Cray have announced (here and here) a partnership to bring together Interactive Supercomputing’s interactive parallel software platform (Star-P) and Cray’s highly scalable MPP XT4 and XT5 supercomputers.
“This partnership extends the value of Cray systems far beyond our traditional community of users and brings a level of interactive discovery to Cray’s customers that wasn’t possible before,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Eliminating the need for expert coding skills, Star-P is the perfect programming front-end for this effort. It enables a much larger set of users to quickly and productively take advantage of the world’s most scalable supercomputers, adding to the value customers get from Cray systems.”
Star-P has the ability to turn any compatible supercomputer (such as Cray’s XT4) into a seamless, but very powerful, computational accelerator for Matlab, Python or R applications running on a desktop.
[Ed: for more on Cray's HPC directions, see John West's overview in this week's HPCwire special coverage of SC07.]