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Primeur live 2017-06-20

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Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Quantum computing

The challenge of quantum annealing in a nutshell ...

Solving traffic jam with a quantum computer ...

Middleware

Mellanox announces a strategic collaboration with HPE to advance innovations in high performance computing and machine learning platforms ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces workload optimized HPC solutions with new Intel X11 architecture at the International Supercomputing Conference 2017 ...

Cray powers breakthrough discoveries with Urika-XC - delivering analytics and AI at supercomputing scale ...

Applications

Hyperion Research announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates majority of new systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

The Grid

Univa contributes Universal Resource Broker to the open source community ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems debuts micro data centre, high TDP processor coldplates and new liquid cooled OEM servers at ISC High Performance 2017 ...

Cavium and partners to showcase ThunderX-based server platforms & software for High Performance Computing at ISC 2017 ...

Penguin Computing announces its next-generation Tundra Open Compute servers featuring Cavium's ThunderX2 processors ...

CoolIT Systems teams with Dell EMC as liquid cooling supplier to enable greener data centres ...

Inspur unveiled GX4: a new flexible and high scalability AI accelerating box at ISC 2017 ...

Inspur and Intel announce enhanced KEEP Programme users can experience Intel KNM in advance ...

DDN storage ushers in the data-centric computing era with new innovations to enable performance and reliability at scale ...

Penguin Computing announces FrostByte with ThinkParQ BeeGFS storage ...

Cray powers breakthrough discoveries with Urika-XC - delivering analytics and AI at supercomputing scale

20 Jun 2017 Seattle - Cray Inc. has launched the Cray Urika-XC analytics software suite, bringing graph analytics, deep learning, and robust Big Data analytics tools to the company's flagship line of Cray XC supercomputers. The Cray Urika-XC analytics software suite empowers data scientists to make breakthrough discoveries previously hidden within massive datasets, and achieve faster time-to-insight while leveraging the scale and performance of Cray XC supercomputers.

With the Cray Urika-XC software suite, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads can run alongside scientific modelling and simulations on Cray XC supercomputers, eliminating costly and time-consuming movement of data between systems. Cray XC customers will be able to run converged analytics and simulation workloads that expand the boundaries of discovery across a wide array of scientific and commercial endeavours, such as real-time weather forecasting, predictive maintenance, precision medicine, and comprehensive fraud detection.

"The massive growth of data is overpowering the capabilities of commodity clusters and constraining the boundaries of critical research", stated Fred Kohout, Cray’s senior vice president of products and chief marketing officer. "Customers will be able to unlock sophisticated Big Data analytics at supercomputing speeds with the Urika-XC software suite, and leverage AI toolkits and world-class supercomputing technologies to do what they could never do before."

The Cray Urika-XC solution is a powerful set of applications and tools optimized to run seamlessly on the Cray XC line of supercomputing systems, and re-engineered to take advantage of the unique scalable architecture of the Cray XC supercomputers, including the Aries network interconnect. The software package is comprised of: the Cray Graph Engine, the Apache Spark analytics environment, the BigDL distributed deep learning framework for Spark, the distributed Dask parallel computing libraries for analytics, and widely-used languages for analytics including Python, Scala, Java, and R. Cray will provide full support for the software suite.

The Cray Urika-XC analytics software suite exemplifies the convergence of high performance computing and data-intensive computing as core workloads for leadership supercomputers. The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano, Switzerland is currently using the Cray Urika-XC solution on its Cray XC supercomputer nick-named "Piz Daint", which is one of the fastest supercomputers in the world.

"CSCS has been responding to the increased needs for data analytics tools and services", stated Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). "We were very fortunate to participate with our Cray supercomputer Piz Daint in the early evaluation phase of the Cray Urika-XC environment. Initial performance results and scaling experiments using a subset of applications including Apache Spark and Python have been very promising. We look forward to exploring future extensions of the Cray Urika-XC analytics software suite."

The Cray Urika-XC software suite will be available in third quarter of 2017.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2017-06-20

Start

Primeur Live! from ISC17 in Frankfurt - overview ...

Quantum computing

The challenge of quantum annealing in a nutshell ...

Solving traffic jam with a quantum computer ...

Middleware

Mellanox announces a strategic collaboration with HPE to advance innovations in high performance computing and machine learning platforms ...

Hardware

Supermicro introduces workload optimized HPC solutions with new Intel X11 architecture at the International Supercomputing Conference 2017 ...

Cray powers breakthrough discoveries with Urika-XC - delivering analytics and AI at supercomputing scale ...

Applications

Hyperion Research announces HPC Innovation Excellence Award winners ...

TOP500

InfiniBand accelerates majority of new systems on TOP500 supercomputer list ...

The Grid

Univa contributes Universal Resource Broker to the open source community ...

Company news

CoolIT Systems debuts micro data centre, high TDP processor coldplates and new liquid cooled OEM servers at ISC High Performance 2017 ...

Cavium and partners to showcase ThunderX-based server platforms & software for High Performance Computing at ISC 2017 ...

Penguin Computing announces its next-generation Tundra Open Compute servers featuring Cavium's ThunderX2 processors ...

CoolIT Systems teams with Dell EMC as liquid cooling supplier to enable greener data centres ...

Inspur unveiled GX4: a new flexible and high scalability AI accelerating box at ISC 2017 ...

Inspur and Intel announce enhanced KEEP Programme users can experience Intel KNM in advance ...

DDN storage ushers in the data-centric computing era with new innovations to enable performance and reliability at scale ...

Penguin Computing announces FrostByte with ThinkParQ BeeGFS storage ...