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Primeur weekly 2014-12-22

Focus

SimScale engineering simulation platform is perfectly running in a web browser now ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list ...

ISC High Performance introduces workshops in 2015 ...

ADVA Optical Networking transforms fiber access networks with new Access Link Monitoring solution ...

Telindus Telecom deploys ADVA Optical Networking's encryption technology to secure operator network and Cloud services ...

Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC data centre ...

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology ...

Six new projects enabling scientific discovery to start in 2015 ...

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use ...

USFlash

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities ...

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton ...

Compute Canada attracts High Performance Computing talent to lead upgrades to the national advanced research platform ...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory a major contributor to Washington state economy ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs taps IBM Watson to help accelerate and enhance care delivery ...

More than 100 teams expected for ASC15, road-showed at Melbourne and Nanjing ...

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers ...

Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center ...

Simulations at NERSC help illuminate attosecond laser experiment findings ...

Riding a 100G InfiniBand backbone, InfiniCortex, the Intercontinental Supercomputing Architecture, debuts in New Orleans ...

Quantum physics just got less complicated ...

Switching to spintronics ...

Lasers, multiple languages support and more with wysiwyg R34 ...

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme

15 Dec 2014 Seattle - The US Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) has awarded Cray a $30 million supercomputer contract for two Cray XC40 supercomputers and two Cray Sonexion storage systems.

The Cray systems will be located at the U.S. Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (Navy DSRC) at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The Navy DSRC is a premier provider of high performance computing services and support to scientists and engineers at the DoD, and is one of the five supercomputing centers established by the HPCMP. The Navy DSRC will use the Cray XC40 supercomputers to produce high-resolution, coastal-ocean circulation and wave-model oceanography products supporting Navy and DoD operations worldwide.

"The acquisition of these Cray XC40 systems is part of an historic year for the HPCMP", stated Christine Cuicchi, Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme Associate Director for HPC Centers. "We have now purchased over $150 million of supercomputers within the 2014 calendar year. The XC40s provide a 2.5x increase in the Navy DoD Supercomputing Resource Center's capability. These supercomputers are vital to groundbreaking science and research discoveries in support of the U.S. Department of Defense."

In operation for more than 20 years, the DoD HPCMP remains focused on its mission to accelerate technology development and transition into superior defense capabilities through the strategic application of high performance computing (HPC), networking and computational expertise. The HPCMP provides the people, expertise and technologies that increase the productivity of the DoD's Research, Development, Test and Evaluation community. Cray has worked closely with the HPCMP since its inception.

"The DoD High Performance Modernization Programme remains committed to its vision of using advanced computational environments to solve the DoD's most critical mission challenges, and we are honoured that, once again, the programme has turned to Cray", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "This shared passion for providing users with powerful and highly-advanced supercomputing technologies speaks to the long, collaborative partnership we are proud to have built with the Navy DSRC and across the HPCMP."

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 Cray Linux Environment supporting 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 in a tightly-integrated system infrastructure.

Cray's Sonexion storage solution combines Cray's Lustre expertise with a tightly integrated, unique design that allows for maximum scalability and performance. Management and operations are simplified through an appliance design with all storage components including software, storage and infrastructure.

Awarded by US Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, the contract is valued at more than $30 million in product revenue and also includes four separately priced one year options for maintenance. The systems are expected to be installed in 2015.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2014-12-22

Focus

SimScale engineering simulation platform is perfectly running in a web browser now ...

EuroFlash

RSC Group has entered in the Top10 of the world leading supercomputer vendors by TOP500 list ...

ISC High Performance introduces workshops in 2015 ...

ADVA Optical Networking transforms fiber access networks with new Access Link Monitoring solution ...

Telindus Telecom deploys ADVA Optical Networking's encryption technology to secure operator network and Cloud services ...

Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart selects Bright Cluster Manager for its HPC data centre ...

Imec partners with Huawei on high-bandwidth optical data link technology ...

Six new projects enabling scientific discovery to start in 2015 ...

ENTRA: Better software cuts computer energy use ...

USFlash

Cray awarded $30 million contract from the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Programme ...

High Performance Computing Modernization Programme (HPCMP) doubles capabilities ...

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton ...

Compute Canada attracts High Performance Computing talent to lead upgrades to the national advanced research platform ...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory a major contributor to Washington state economy ...

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs taps IBM Watson to help accelerate and enhance care delivery ...

More than 100 teams expected for ASC15, road-showed at Melbourne and Nanjing ...

Stanford team combines logic, memory to build a 'high-rise' chip ...

Tulane has one of the world's fastest computers ...

Funding ended for University of California High-Performance AstroComputing Center ...

Simulations at NERSC help illuminate attosecond laser experiment findings ...

Riding a 100G InfiniBand backbone, InfiniCortex, the Intercontinental Supercomputing Architecture, debuts in New Orleans ...

Quantum physics just got less complicated ...

Switching to spintronics ...

Lasers, multiple languages support and more with wysiwyg R34 ...