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Cray XC50 Supercomputer coming to Institute for Basic Science in South Korea

Today Cray announced that the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has awarded the Company a contract valued at $9 million for a Cray XC50 supercomputer and Cray ClusterStor L300F storage system. The new supercomputer, paired with the scale-out Lustre storage solution, will provide high-performance capabilities for IBS to expand research in climate physics and work toward its goal of improving decadal earth system forecasts and long-term future climate projections.

Cray Supercomputer Powers Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute

Today Cray announced that it has delivered and installed a Cray XC50 supercomputer and a ClusterStor L300 storage system at Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI), the research and development arm for Japan Railways Group. The supercomputer will be used to perform railway research in the areas of applying new technologies and materials, enhancing simulation techniques, analyzing railway-specific phenomena and improving evaluation methods.

Cray XC50 Supercomputer Powers National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Today Cray announced that it has delivered and installed a Cray XC50 supercomputer at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The supercomputer, nicknamed NS-05 “ATERUI II,” provides more than 3 peak petaflops making it the world’s most powerful supercomputer dedicated to astrophysical calculations. “NAOJ will use the system as a new “telescope” for theoretical astronomy to perform full-scale, high-resolution simulations of the formation and evolution of the Milky Way galaxy as well as three-dimensional simulations of a supernova explosion with realistic microphysics, among other models.”

IIT Bombay deploys Cray XC50 Supercomputer

“IIT Bombay selected Cray as a partner in extending support in quality education and research programs because of the compelling price/performance and capability that Cray systems deliver,” said John Howarth, vice president of storage at Cray. “The combination of the Cray XC supercomputer and the Cray ClusterStor storage solution enables IIT Bombay to pursue the advanced research that is critical to their strategic discoveries.”

Cray Deploys 40,000-core ATERUI II Supercomputer at CfCA in Japan

The Center for Computational Astrophysics has deployed a new Cray XC50 supercomputer. With a peak performance of 3 Petaflops, the ATERUI Ⅱ system is the world’s fastest supercomputer for astrophysical simulations. Powered by over 40,000 cores (Intel Xeon Scalable processors) the system features 386 Terabytes of memory. “Thanks to the rapid advancement of computational technology in recent decades, astronomical simulations to recreate celestial objects, phenomena, or even the whole Universe within the computer, have risen up as the third pillar in astronomy.”

Japan Meteorological Agency to deploy Two Cray XC50 Supercomputers

Today Cray announced that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is implementing two Cray XC50 supercomputers at its site in Kiyose, Tokyo. These systems are expected to deliver a combined peak performance of more than 18 petaflops. The supercomputers will support JMA in better understanding, modeling and predicting the atmosphere, oceans and typhoons, as well as in general weather forecasting.

Cray to Build 4 Petaflop Supercomputer for Fusion Research at QST in Japan

Today Cray announced that the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST) selected a Cray XC50 supercomputer to be its new flagship supercomputing system. “The new system is expected to deliver peak performance of over 4 petaflops, an increase of more than 2 times the system it is replacing.The speed and integrated software environment of the Cray XC50 will enhance QST’s infrastructure and allow researchers to speed time to discovery.”

Cray Helps Propels ARM processors into HPC

“With the integration of Arm processors into our flagship Cray XC50 systems, we will offer our customers the world’s most flexible supercomputers,” said Fred Kohout, Cray’s senior vice president of products and chief marketing officer. “Adding Arm processors complements our system’s ability to support a variety of host processors, and gives customers a unique, leadership-class supercomputer for compute, simulation, big data analytics, and deep learning. Our software engineers built the industry’s best Arm toolset to maximize customer value from the system, which is representative of the R&D work we do every day to build on our leadership position in supercomputing.”

GPUs Power Near-global Climate Simulation at 1 km Resolution

A new peer-reviewed paper is reportedly causing a stir in the climatology community. “The best hope for reducing long-standing global climate model biases, is through increasing the resolution to the kilometer scale. Here we present results from an ultra-high resolution non-hydrostatic climate model for a near-global setup running on the full Piz Daint supercomputer on 4888 GPUs.”

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.”