University of Hawaii Says Aloha to New Cray CS Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the Unhawaiiiversity of Hawaii has installed a new Cray CS supercomputer. The new Cray system is the University’s first centralized high performance computing system, and will be located on the UH Manoa Campus in a new state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot, Silver LEED Certified data center.

The Cray high performance computing system will empower innovative research by enabling cost-effective access to big data capabilities for researchers at UH Manoa and across the State of Hawaii,” said David Lassner, UH President.

The Cray CS cluster supercomputer will serve as the primary HPC system for researchers throughout the UH network of campuses, and will also be used to support data intensive research across all research domains in the UH system. The University of Hawaii is recognized as an international leader in astronomy, oceanography, climate, atmospheric, space and energy research in addition to being a home for vibrant research efforts in tropical medicine, cancer research, microbial oceanography, disaster preparedness, coastal and marine research.

The University of Hawaii system includes three universities, seven community colleges and a wide array of community-based learning centers, geographically dispersed across the Hawaiian Islands,” said Barry Bolding, vice president, marketing and business development at Cray. “Users across this large network are conducting data intensive research spanning a number of critical fields, from life sciences to astronomy and we are thrilled they selected a Cray CS system for their scientific computing platform.”

The Cray CS series of cluster supercomputers are mid-ranger systems based on Appro technology the company acquired in 2012.

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