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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

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Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers


17 Sep 2013 Seattle - Cray Inc. and Scale, a provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, have made available two new preconfigured solutions - the Cray CS300 SMP system, a shared memory parallel system, and the Cray CS300 LMS system, a large memory system. Both products are optimized configurations of the Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer, and feature vSMP Foundation software from ScaleMP that is designed to deliver large-scale, high-performance virtual machines for complex modelling analysis and Big Data challenges.

Preconfigured and managed as one single system, the CS300 SMP and CS300 LMS solutions simplify system administration and programming, eliminating the need for separate cluster management software or having to update multiple operating systems and associated applications. With the CS300 LMS system, users can exploit the power of fast access to high speed memory in data analytics visualization for scientific research exploration, engineering design simulations, bio-informatics, weather simulations and more. Cray CS300 SMP users can leverage the processing speed and large memory in analytics and simulations in areas such as electronic design automation, mechanical computer-aided engineering, bio-informatics and financial analysis.

"We are very pleased to offer our customers these preconfigured CS300 systems that contain massive amounts of memory and large numbers of computer cores, and are also easy to deploy, manage and service", stated Daniel Kim, senior vice president and general manager of cluster solutions at Cray. "Researchers and engineers in a wide array of scientific domains with needs for large scale analytics and complex simulations can now take advantage of these very powerful systems."

"Cray has always had a special relationship with the most demanding users, redefining the requirements for high-end systems. With this collaboration, Cray's new large memory and shared memory systems will allow a broader technical computing audience to benefit from the ability to address larger workloads and get faster results", stated Shai Fultheim, CEO and founder of ScaleMP.

The CS300 SMP and LMS systems are based on air-cooled configurations of the Cray CS300 system, and feature hot-swappable, redundant high-efficiency power supplies for energy efficiency, reliability and serviceability. These systems are installed in a standard rack cabinet with optional 480V power distribution, and a choice of 208V or 277V three-phase power supplies. In addition, an option for chilled cooling rack, rear door heat exchangers keeps these densely populated configurations extra cool.

The preconfigured CS300 SMP base system offers large amounts of processing cores and memory to run hundreds to thousands of jobs simultaneously, addressing the need for scalable complex processing research simulations and data analytics. It features a total of 360 Intel Xeon cores with 4.75 Terabytes (TB) of memory and a configuration choice for a single- or dual-rail FDR InfiniBand interconnect. An upgrade option for these base systems is available to increase total cores to 680 and memory to 8.75 TB. Systems are available now with a base price starting at under $300K.

The preconfigured CS300 LMS base system offers direct access to many terabytes of memory without the need for a large number of processors to address the needs for data analytics, visualization and research. The system is designed specifically for extremely high RAM requirements that cannot be satisfied by traditional dual-socket or quad-socket systems. These systems scale from 4.75 to 8.75 TB of memory and from 20 to 32 cores using Intel Xeon processors. Systems are available now with a base price starting under $200K.

Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2013-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

Supercomputers for all: The next frontier for Europe's high performance computing ...

The Cloud

DataDirect Networks ushers in a new era of scale, speed and data insight for web-scale and Big Data applications ...

Cybersecurity researcher joins the ranks of the 'brilliant' ...

IBM commits $1 billion to fuel Linux and open source innovation on Power systems ...

Siemens plans North American HR technology Cloud migration to Oracle Fusion HCM with help from KPMG ...

HP announces Cloud-driven enhancements to application and catabase archiving solution ...

EuroFlash

AMS-IX starts new regional Internet exchange hub in Mombasa, Kenya, in collaboration with KIXP ...

Altair announces most successful UK technology event to date ...

Graphene photodetector integrated into computer chip ...

PRACE pre-commercial procurement of whole system design for energy efficient HPC ...

Severo Ochoa (SO) programme at Barcelona Supercomputing Center ...

Quantum entanglement only dependent upon area ...

University of Leicester hosts national supercomputing meeting, showcasing science from the smallest and largest scales ...

USFlash

Six vendors complete test event to become part of OpenFabrics Alliance Interoperability Logo Programme ...

OpenFabrics Alliance announces formation of OpenFramework Working Group ...

DataDirect Networks and ASG partner to offer a private Cloud solution for high performance, high availability archive and collaboration ...

DataDirect Networks to power business-critical broadcast system servicing for Starz ...

Connecting the future ...

$50 million NSF grant to advance cyberinfrastructure for Big Data in life sciences ...

Supercomputing the transition from ordinary to extraordinary forms of matter ...

Cray adds large memory and shared memory solutions to its line of Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers ...

On the road to fault-tolerant quantum computing ...

Bold idea for 'Big Data' ...

NASA uses supercomputer to create future climate projections for the United States ...

Supercomputer sheds weight, gains mobility, and becomes "Server-on-the-Go" ...

Graphene could yield cheaper optical chips ...

Scaling up personalized query results for next generation of search engines ...