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NeSI in New Zealand Installs Pair of Cray Supercomputers

The New Zealand Science Infrastructure (NeSI) is commissioning a new HPC system that will be colocated at two facilities. “The new systems, provide a step change in power to NeSI’s existing services, including a Cray XC50 Supercomputer and a Cray CS400 cluster High Performance Computer, both sharing the same high performance and offline storage systems.”

Argonne to Install 1.5 Petaflop Cray CS400 Cluster

Today Cray announced a contract to deliver a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer to the Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC) at Argonne National Laboratory. The new Cray system will serve as the Center’s flagship cluster, and in continuing with LCRC’s theme of jazz-music inspired computer names, the Cray CS400 system is named “Bebop.”

Cray Joins iEnergy Oil & Gas Community

“By joining iEnergy, Cray can offer Landmark processing customers access to its high-performance hardware platform to help software users maximize their benefits from the SeisSpace processing system,” said Steve Angelovich, SeisSpace product manager, at Halliburton Landmark. iEnergy members have this opportunity because this online technical community enables its members to work, learn, contribute, and collaborate together. Rekha Patel, ecosystem evangelist at Halliburton Landmark, said, “We welcome Cray as a new iEnergy member and look forward to the synergy between SeisSpace and Cray’s cluster systems.”

Cray CS400 Supercomputer Coming to Baylor University

Today Cray announced that Baylor University has selected a Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer, further demonstrating its commitment to transformative research. The Cray system will serve as the primary high performance computing platform for Baylor researchers and will be supported by the Academic and Research Computing Services group (ARCS) of the Baylor University Libraries. The Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer will replace Baylor’s current HPC system, enhancing and expanding its capacity for computational research projects

Kyoto University Thinks Widening SIMD Will be Key to Performance Gains in New Intel Xeon Phi processor-based Cray System

“With an imminent switchover to a new Cray system with next-generation Intel Xeon Phi Processors (codenamed Knights Landing) planned for October, the ACCMS team at Kyoto University is eagerly looking forward to a potential two-fold application performance improvements from its new system. But the lab is also well aware that there is significant recoding work ahead before the promise of the new manycore technology can be realized.”