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Primeur weekly 2019-09-30

Exascale supercomputing

ENERXICO: Empowering the Mexican energy sector with supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

Sound of the future: A new analogue to quantum computing ...

Brown, Dartmouth researchers to explore materials, matter states for quantum technologies ...

'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing ...

DOE awards Argonne $4.15 million for research in quantum computing and networking ...

What's in a name? D-Wave unveils next-generation system name, announces first next-generation system customer & demonstrates lower-noise performance ...

U.S. Army project brings quantum internet closer to reality ...

Machine learning at the quantum lab ...

Focus on Europe

The European Union supports secure quantum communication through OPENQKD project ...

Eight million euro for supercomputer handed over to TU Dresden ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award 2020 - Call for Nominations is open ...

Kalray CTO receives award for HiPEAC paper about Kalray MPPA technology ...

Submer Technologies & 2CRSi Deliver HPC to JRC ...

PHIDIAS - Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-Demand Services ...

Do not miss this great European Event at CINECA Bologna: Get ready for the CODES@OEHI Hackathon ...

Middleware

Adrian Tate named as new CEO of The Numerical Algorithms Group ...

Hardware

Study finds on-premises systems are critical to enterprise AI implementations ...

WekaIO opens office in Washington DC to support customer growth in government and federal agencies ...

GRC announces new OEM partnership agreement with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to deliver immersion-cooling systems with HPE servers ...

Tachyum joins Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA with new headquarters in Santa Clara ...

Using light to speed up computation ...

Keren Bergman wins $4,8 million DARPA grant ...

Computer scientist increasing efficiency of systems in high-speed networking environments ...

Rambus announces portfolio of advanced memory and SerDes PHYs on TSMC N7 process ...

CENIC and Link Oregon partner to establish a high-speed Oregon-California network connection for research, education, and other public/non-profit organisations via Internet2 transport ...

HPE completes acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc. ...

Hazelcast to accelerate high-performance computing solutions in collaboration with Intel ...

Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education ...

Reinventing the network stack for compute-intensive applications ...

HPE advances AI R&D and fuels scientific discovery in new supercomputer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center ...

Compute at the speed of light ...

New MEGWARE Compute Cluster is put into operation at TU Freiberg ...

Supermicro high-performance 4-way MP SuperServer now available as Intel Select Solution for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help optimize floating wind farms ...

Aldec cuts ASIC design prototype bring-up time with HES-DVM's automatic partitioning tool and faster HDL-to-FPGA compilation times ...

University of Delaware professor's team chosen to develop apps for Oak Ridge National Laboratory computer ...

Today's forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities ...

UC San Diego receives $4,6 million from NIMH for brain imaging data 'gateway' ...

Fujitsu and PeptiDream leverage quantum-inspired tech in joint research to accelerate drug discovery ...

Last Call for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, Hyperion Research announces ...

The Cloud

Mellanox announces support solutions for SONiC Open Source Network Operating System ...

HPE completes acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc.


25 Sep 2019 San Jose - Hewlett Packard Enterprise has completed the acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc., earlier than the original target date. HPE paid $35,00 per share, in a transaction valued at approximately $1,4 billion, net of cash.

The explosion of data is driving a significant expansion of high performance computing (HPC) as customers seek to unlock the power of their data through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Big Data analytics, requiring technologies that can power exascale-class performance. Over the next three years, the HPC segment of the market and associated storage and services is expected to grow from approximately $28 billion in 2018 to approximately $35 billion in 2021.

HPC is a key component of HPE's vision and growth strategy as it provides the backbone to process, analyze and extract insights from massive amounts of data. The combination of HPE and Cray is expected to deliver significant customer benefits and future offerings including:

  • Enhanced portfolio: Extends HPE's industry-leading HPC and AI portfolio, which provides more choice and flexibility for data intensive workloads;
  • Technology innovation: Increases R&D infrastructure and expertise to accelerate development of new products and solutions;
  • Service and support: Augments worldwide capabilities and coverage, especially within supercomputing, where high customer touch is paramount;
  • Exascale leadership: Supercomputing leadership demonstrated by winning the first three exascale systems in the United States; and
  • HPC-as-a-Service and AI / ML analytics through HPE GreenLake offering customers choice, flexibility and speed to market.

"Bringing together Cray and HPE establishes the most comprehensive end-to-end portfolio across compute, storage, software and services in the fast-growing high performance computing and artificial intelligence market segments", stated Phil Davis, president, Hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. "But, the real value is what we can accomplish together as one team. We are united in our vision to be a global leader in high performance computing. By combining the teams' deep expertise and R&D engines, we are better positioned to help our customers solve their most data-intensive challenges both today and well into the future."

As part of the acquisition, Cray president and CEO Peter Ungaro, will join HPE as head of the HPC and AI business unit in Hybrid IT.

“For almost 50 years, Cray has been dedicated to being a leader in supercomputing in support of our customers' most important missions", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO at Cray. "Cray and HPE have a shared vision for the new exascale era, and by joining forces, we're offering the promise of Cray's technology to an expanded market with the opportunity to leverage HPE's breadth, scale and innovation to bring supercomputing to the enterprise. I'm excited for this next chapter, and on behalf of our company and Board of Directors I'd like to thank our valued customers, partners, shareholders and, of course, our employees, for all of their contributions in making Cray a leader in high-performance computing."

Both HPE and Cray continue to win new customers. For instance, in the last two quarters, the Department of Energy has selected Cray's Shasta supercomputing systems and Slingshot interconnect for the first three exascale systems in the United States. Cray has generated more than $1,5 billion in bookings to date for its new Shasta supercomputing systems.

HPE also recently announced a four-year, multi-phase collaboration between HPE and NASA's Ames Research Center to build a new supercomputer, which NASA has named "Aitken", based on the HPE SGI 8600 system. Aitken will support modelling and simulations of entry, descent and landing for future lunar landings.

Together, HPE and Cray will create greater opportunities for growth - and lead the exascale era of high performance computing through an integrated platform, broader scale and combined resources.

Cray is another example of HPE successfully accelerating its strategy and enhancing its competitive position through acquisitions. Bringing together HPE and Cray enables an enhanced financial profile for the combined company. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to HPE non-GAAP operating profit and earnings in HPE's fiscal year 2020. HPE will discuss how the integration of Cray supports significant economic upside through enhanced growth and profitability at its Securities Analyst Meeting on October 23, 2019.

Source: Hewlett Packard Enterprise - HPE

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-30

Exascale supercomputing

ENERXICO: Empowering the Mexican energy sector with supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

Sound of the future: A new analogue to quantum computing ...

Brown, Dartmouth researchers to explore materials, matter states for quantum technologies ...

'Valley states' in this 2D material could potentially be used for quantum computing ...

DOE awards Argonne $4.15 million for research in quantum computing and networking ...

What's in a name? D-Wave unveils next-generation system name, announces first next-generation system customer & demonstrates lower-noise performance ...

U.S. Army project brings quantum internet closer to reality ...

Machine learning at the quantum lab ...

Focus on Europe

The European Union supports secure quantum communication through OPENQKD project ...

Eight million euro for supercomputer handed over to TU Dresden ...

PRACE Ada Lovelace Award 2020 - Call for Nominations is open ...

Kalray CTO receives award for HiPEAC paper about Kalray MPPA technology ...

Submer Technologies & 2CRSi Deliver HPC to JRC ...

PHIDIAS - Prototype of HPC/Data Infrastructure for On-Demand Services ...

Do not miss this great European Event at CINECA Bologna: Get ready for the CODES@OEHI Hackathon ...

Middleware

Adrian Tate named as new CEO of The Numerical Algorithms Group ...

Hardware

Study finds on-premises systems are critical to enterprise AI implementations ...

WekaIO opens office in Washington DC to support customer growth in government and federal agencies ...

GRC announces new OEM partnership agreement with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise to deliver immersion-cooling systems with HPE servers ...

Tachyum joins Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA with new headquarters in Santa Clara ...

Using light to speed up computation ...

Keren Bergman wins $4,8 million DARPA grant ...

Computer scientist increasing efficiency of systems in high-speed networking environments ...

Rambus announces portfolio of advanced memory and SerDes PHYs on TSMC N7 process ...

CENIC and Link Oregon partner to establish a high-speed Oregon-California network connection for research, education, and other public/non-profit organisations via Internet2 transport ...

HPE completes acquisition of supercomputing expert Cray Inc. ...

Hazelcast to accelerate high-performance computing solutions in collaboration with Intel ...

Missouri S&T wins nearly $2 million for supercomputer system to advance statewide computational research and education ...

Reinventing the network stack for compute-intensive applications ...

HPE advances AI R&D and fuels scientific discovery in new supercomputer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory Supercomputing Center ...

Compute at the speed of light ...

New MEGWARE Compute Cluster is put into operation at TU Freiberg ...

Supermicro high-performance 4-way MP SuperServer now available as Intel Select Solution for SAP HANA ...

Applications

Supercomputer simulations help optimize floating wind farms ...

Aldec cuts ASIC design prototype bring-up time with HES-DVM's automatic partitioning tool and faster HDL-to-FPGA compilation times ...

University of Delaware professor's team chosen to develop apps for Oak Ridge National Laboratory computer ...

Today's forecast: How to predict crucial plasma pressure in future fusion facilities ...

UC San Diego receives $4,6 million from NIMH for brain imaging data 'gateway' ...

Fujitsu and PeptiDream leverage quantum-inspired tech in joint research to accelerate drug discovery ...

Last Call for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards, Hyperion Research announces ...

The Cloud

Mellanox announces support solutions for SONiC Open Source Network Operating System ...