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University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

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Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the one-petaflop system is now crunching numbers 24/7. The behemoth resides within the National Center for Supercomputing Application...
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

Supercomputer maker Cray expands in China

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Cray announced today that it has established a new subsidiary in China in order to sell the company’s large supercomputing and storage systems, as well as provide training to customers in the Asian market. The new subsidiary, dubbed Cray Computing Equipment, will be based in Beijing’s Haidan district. With the...
Supercomputer maker Cray expands in China

AMD unveils Opteron 6300, hopes to put servers in a Piledriver

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AMD's advantage these days most often rests in datacenters that thrive on the chip designer's love of many-core processors, so it was almost surprising that the company brought its Piledriver architecture to the mainstream before turning to the server room. It's closing that gap now that the Opteron 6300...
AMD unveils Opteron 6300, hopes to put servers in a Piledriver

Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

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One of the tech buzzwords du jour right now is “Big Data,” the idea of companies mining ever-increasing data sets to glean insightful information. That’s an arena where supercomputers can have an especially powerful role, in part because the machines are built to crunch complex numbers used in everything from...
Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

Cray's Titan system takes supercomputer crown

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Titan is a Cray XK7 system that hit 17.59 Petaflop/s on the Linpack benchmark. Titan features 560,640 processors, including 261,632 Nvidia K20x accelerator cores....
Cray's Titan system takes supercomputer crown

Cray agrees to buy Appro for $25 million cash

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On announcing the firm's third quarter results, in which the supercomputer maker recorded a net loss, Cray will acquire high-performance computing developer Appro for $25m....
Cray agrees to buy Appro for $25 million cash

Did webscale computing force Intel’s Cray buy?

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Intel paid $140 million on Tuesday to buy the interconnect business of Cray, the original manufacturer of supercomputers. From here it looks like there’s little left of Cray moving forward, but the interesting bit about this deal isn’t what it means for Cray (and maybe supercomputing) but what it could...
Did webscale computing force Intel’s Cray buy?

Intel Makes $140 Million Deal With Cray

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Intel agreed to pay supercomputer maker Cray $140 million for networking assets, giving the chip company a boost in the high-performance computing market....
Intel Makes $140 Million Deal With Cray

Demand Surges for Supercomputers

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Demand is suddenly surging for the largest scientific computers, driven by technology changes seen in powerful Cray and Dell systems unveiled this week....
Demand Surges for Supercomputers

Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

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Remember the Cray XK6 at the University of Illinois that drives the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters project? Well, it looks like it's getting a little memory upgrade, sorta. We're not talking a slick new SSD here, or even a sweet NAS, all that computational power requires nothing less...
Supercomputer gets a memory boost with 380 petabytes of magnetic tape

Supercomputer maker Cray slips to $7.6M net loss

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Seattle supercomputer maker Cray today posted a first quarter net loss of $7.6 million on revenue of $79.5 million. That compared to net income of $5 million on revenue of $112.3 million for the same period last year. The company’s profit margin also shrunk to 30 percent from 40 percent,...
Supercomputer maker Cray slips to $7.6M net loss

Cray swings profit on Q4 revenue dive

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Thanks, Uncle Sam Supercomputer maker Cray finished out 2009 better than many might have expected it to do, reversing to a modest $3m profit on a 43 per cent revenue decline to $88.3m in the fourth quarter ended in December.…The power of collaboration within unified communications...
Cray swings profit on Q4 revenue dive

Swiss supercomputer shoots for better weather predictions with help of Nvidia GPUs

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The Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) is going to upgrade its supercomputer with Nvidia GPUs to more accurately predict the weather in the steep mountains of the Swiss Alps. By upgrading the Cray XC30 system, the CSCS wants to enable national weather service MeteoSwiss to accurately predict the weather...
Swiss supercomputer shoots for better weather predictions with help of Nvidia GPUs

A marriage in supercomputing land: Cray acquires Appro for $25 million in cash

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Two super-duper computing firms are to become one as Cray today announced that it has agree to purchase Appro International, a privately-held developer of ‘scalable supercomputing solutions’, for approximately $25 million in cash. The acquisition price assumes at least a $3.5 million net working capital balance at closing, sans debt....
A marriage in supercomputing land: Cray acquires Appro for $25 million in cash

Cray makes bold move in data storage, hires majority of Texas team from SFW

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Here’s one way to bolster a business, and pick up some talented staffers in a tight tech market. Seattle supercomputer maker Cray announced Thursday that it has hired the majority of employs from Austin, Texas-based SystemFabricWorks that’s described as a leader in “storage interconnect solutions and software.” Joining Cray as part...
Cray makes bold move in data storage, hires majority of Texas team from SFW

Facebook Likes Just Got Cray Cray

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In light of its impending multi-billion-dollar IPO, its user base of 900 million and its increasingly sprawling design and user experience, some people have come to believe that Facebook has gone crazy. Excuse me, “cray cray.” What’s more, even though it’s only two-odd years old, Facebook’s “Like” button is now...
Facebook Likes Just Got Cray Cray

This week's 10 best data stories (so far)

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It has been a busy week for data news already, so here are 10 of the big and/or interesting items you might have missed if you blinked: EMC Greenplum lays down the SQL-on-Hadoop gauntlet: The company’s new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution fuses its analytic database technology with Hadoop to create a...
This week's 10 best data stories (so far)

Titan supercomputer leads latest Top 500 list, newly-available Xeon Phi chips make strong debut

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The supercomputer formerly known as Jaguar recently got an upgrade that was significant enough to earn it a new moniker, and it turns out that was also enough for it to claim the top stop on the latest Top 500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers. Now known...
Titan supercomputer leads latest Top 500 list, newly-available Xeon Phi chips make strong debut

China trounces US in TOP500 supercomputer race

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The supercomputing arms race is heating up again between the United States and China, as China retakes the top spot in the 41st Top500 listing of the world's most powerful supercomputers with Tianhe-2, an updated system that was able to execute 33.86 petaflops, or 33.86 thousand trillion floating point...
China trounces US in TOP500 supercomputer race

Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins

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An anonymous reader writes "The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois is finally getting the troubled Blue Waters supercomputer installed. After IBM walked away from the project after 3 years of planning, Cray stepped in to pick up the $188 million contract. Now, in around 9...
Installation of Blue Waters Petaflop Supercomputer Begins
Cray debuts air-cooled supercomputer for just $500K

American-Made Titan Tops World Supercomputing List

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It wasn’t so long ago now that the President of the United States, speaking before Congress, bemoaned the loss of American leadership in supercomputing. At the time, the world’s most powerful computer, as measured by the authoritative Top 500 list jointly prepared by the Universities of Tennessee and Mannheim, resided...
American-Made Titan Tops World Supercomputing List

Cray XC30 supercomputer scales to over 100 petaflops

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Cray has launched its new supercomputing creation, the Cray XC30, codenamed Cascade. The new system combines Intel Xeon processors with the Aries interconnect, new cooling and power technologies and Cray's integrated software environment, to create a supercomputer capable of workloads higher than 100 petaflops.......
Cray XC30 supercomputer scales to over 100 petaflops

Intel to buy key assets from supercomputer maker Cray

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The chipmaker is bulking up its interconnect portfolio by purchasing technology from the supercomputer pioneer in a $140 million deal. [Read more]...
Intel to buy key assets from supercomputer maker Cray

IU's petaflop supercompter is the first to be a "dedicated university resource"

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On Friday, Indiana University debuted what school officials called the first petaflop supercomputer to be a dedicated university resource. Keeping in line with Hoosier pride (and their previous supercomputer), the new academic resource is called Big Red II. "It's important that this is a university-owned resource," said the director...
IU's petaflop supercompter is the first to be a "dedicated university resource"

Chris Fenton follows up scale model Cray-1A with 3D-printed electromechanical computer, of course

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Fans of the homebrew electronics scene may well be familiar with the name Chris Fenton, he of the DIY laptop and a working scale model of the Cray-1A supercomputer. Now he's back with yet another ambitious project: he's set out to build a fully functional electromechanical computer using a...
Chris Fenton follows up scale model Cray-1A with 3D-printed electromechanical computer, of course

Cray's next supercomputer has speedy interconnect

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For its next generation of supercomputers, Cray has focused on radically improving the I/O (input/output) of individual nodes. The new XC30 supercomputer will feature a new interconnect, called Aries, and a new routing topology that together promise to dramatically improve internal bandwidth....
Cray's next supercomputer has speedy interconnect

Supercomputer vet Cray wants to turn big data into fast data

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Cray's XK6 supercomputer It looks like Oracle has some competition when it comes to selling big iron for big data. On Wednesday, Cray, the Seattle-based company best known for building some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, said it’s getting into the big data game. A new division within Cray, called YarcData,...
Supercomputer vet Cray wants to turn big data into fast data

The top tech stocks of 2012: Shares of Expedia take off

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Bogdan Sudito photo Super computers. Online travel. And marketing tools for real estate agents. Those were the hot segments in the Seattle tech sector in 2012 as Cray, Expedia and Market Leader each saw their stock prices more than double. Generally speaking, it was a solid year for tech stocks,...
The top tech stocks of 2012: Shares of Expedia take off

Cray offers a more modest supercomputer for the enterprise

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Supercomputer manufacturer Cray has expanded its portfolio of systems for the technical enterprise market....
Cray offers a more modest supercomputer for the enterprise
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