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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 ClusterStor Powers Joliot-Curie Supercomputer in France

Last week at ISC 2018, Cray announced that the new GENCI supercomputer in France is powered by Cray ClusterStor storage systems integrated by Atos. Named after the Nobel Prize-winning French couple, the 9 Petaflop Joliot-Curie system is made up of a BullSequana X1000 system from Atos, which includes Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Xeon Phi processors, and the Cray ClusterStor storage system.”

Cray AI Workflow Software Suite to Jump-Start AI Deployments

Today Cray rolled out the new Cray Urika-CS AI and Analytics software suite for the Cray CS series and new Cray Accel AI reference configurations to help IT and AI teams. “Today’s organizations are faced with a daunting task: to quickly implement and integrate new applications that take advantage of the latest advancements in Artificial Intelligence,” said Mike Leone, senior analyst at ESG. “Successful AI application deployments require that teams overcome numerous hurdles, including infrastructure complexity and a constantly evolving technology landscape. There’s an increasing demand for a simplified way to make AI workflows more efficient and sustainable by leveraging a purpose-built system that simultaneously addresses the integration, performance, and support challenges brought on by AI.”

Radio Free HPC runs down the latest TOP500 Fastest Supercomputers

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team reviews the latest TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. “The TOP500 celebrates its 25th anniversary with a major shakeup at the top of the list. For the first time since November 2012, the US claims the most powerful supercomputer in the world, leading a significant turnover in which four of the five top systems were either new or substantially upgraded.”

Cray Rolls Out Scalable Flash Storage Solution for Lustre Workloads

Today Cray announced the ClusterStor L300F Lustre-based scalable flash storage solution, designed for applications that need high-performance scratch storage to quickly store and retrieve intermediate results. “Flash is poised to become an essential technology in every HPC storage solution,” said Jeff Janukowicz, IDC’s research vice president, Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies. “With the ClusterStor L300F, Cray has positioned itself to be at the leading edge of next generation of HPC storage solutions.”

Advanced Computing: HPC and RDS at University of Bristol

Simon Burbidge from the University of Bristol gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “Our research focuses on the application of heterogeneous and many-core computing to solve large-scale scientific problems. Related research problems we are addressing include: performance portability across many-core devices; automatic optimization of many-core codes; communication-avoiding algorithms for massive scale systems; and fault tolerance software techniques for resiliency at scale.”

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.

Celebrating 20 Years of the OpenMP API

“The first version of the OpenMP application programming interface (API) was published in October 1997. In the 20 years since then, the OpenMP API and the slightly older MPI have become the two stable programming models that high-performance parallel codes rely on. MPI handles the message passing aspects and allows code to scale out to significant numbers of nodes, while the OpenMP API allows programmers to write portable code to exploit the multiple cores and accelerators in modern machines.”

Pawsey Centre receives $70 Million for Supercomputing Down Under

Today the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre announced it has received $70 million in funding for a new supercomputing infrastructure. “This is a reflection of the government’s understanding of the value that the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre delivers to the Australian scientific landscape by accelerating innovation and increasing opportunities for engagement between Australian researchers and their peers internationally.”