Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system

13 Jul 2015 Seattle, Frankfurt - At the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Cray Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide a Cray XC40 supercomputer to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). This contract marks the first ever Cray supercomputer to be installed at TACC.

The Cray XC40 system at TACC will be located at the University of Texas at Austin's J.J. Pickle Research Campus, and is the latest addition to the Center's legacy of Lonestar supercomputers. Named "Lonestar5", the new Cray system will have a peak performance of more than 1.2 petaflops, and will serve as the primary high performance computing resource in the UT Research Cyberinfrastructure (UTRC) initiative.

Sponsored by the University of Texas System, the UTRC provides new capabilities that advance current and future research across all University of Texas institutions. The UTRC enables researchers in all 15 UT System institutions to collaborate with each other and compete at the forefront of science and discovery.

"We are very pleased to add this exciting Cray supercomputing architecture as a part of our ecosystem", stated Bill Barth, Director of High Performance Computing at TACC. "We expect Lonestar5 to be the workhorse system for computational science researchers across the University of Texas."

TACC is one of the premier high performance computing centers in the United States, and is highly regarded for the application of supercomputing and big data to basic and applied sciences. The Cray XC40 system is expected to be deployed in 2015.

"Both TACC and Cray share a common vision for how supercomputers can have profound impacts on our daily lives by powering scientific discoveries that change the world", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "This belief in the power of supercomputing is what drives us to provide our customers with advanced, innovative technologies for taking on the most difficult challenges. We are very excited that TACC has added a Cray to the Lonestar lineage, and we look forward to providing their users with a powerful tool for achieving scientific breakthroughs."

Cray XC40 supercomputers are engineered to meet the performance challenges of today's most demanding HPC users. Special features of the Cray XC40 supercomputer include: the industry-leading Aries system interconnect; a Dragonfly network topology that frees applications from locality constraints; optional DataWarp applications I/O flash SSD accelerator technology; innovative cooling systems to lower customers' total cost of ownership; the next-generation of the scalable, high performance and tightly integrated Cray Linux Environment that supports a wide range of applications; Cray's HPC optimized programming environment for improved performance and programmability, and the ability to handle a wide variety of processor types, including Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2015-07-14

Focus on Europe

E4 Computer Engineering announces first orders for GPU-accelerated Cavium ThunderX-based server platforms optimized for HPC and heterogeneous computing ...

Middleware

Spectra Logic Tape provides archive and backup solution to KAUST supercomputer ...

Bright Computing announces integration with Intel Enterprise Edition for Lustre ...

Cavium announces Beta support for PathScale EKOPath compiler and optimized math libraries on ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium unveils Flash support for the Cavium ThunderX processor family ...

Hardware

EURO/CFD to selects Bright Computing for high performance infrastructure management solution ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) selects Cray XC40 supercomputer for next Lonestar system ...

2CRSI unveils fast, dense server storage using NVMe technology: 2U 24 NVMe disks and NVMe PCIe adapter ...

SGI extends availability of latest Intel chips to world's most powerful in-memory supercomputers ...

Cavium adds support for Mellanox InfiniBand adapters for ThunderX processor family ...

Cavium and partners showcase advanced ThunderX ARM-based server platforms and software for high performance computing at ISC 2015 ...

Iceotope announces Total Liquid Cooled Mellanox-based switches  ...

The Cloud

Altair announces High-Performance Computing Cloud Challenge ...

Company news

Lenovo showcases global HPC leadership ambitions at ISC 2015 ...

IBM and NVIDIA launch supercomputer Centers of Excellence with the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Labs ...

Cray expands storage team with storage experts from Terascala ...

HP and Intel team to advance innovation, expand access of high performance computing to all enterprises ...