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Primeur weekly 2017-10-02

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: HPC applications towards exascale ...

Focus

CEA, ETP4HPC and European Commission working hard together to deliver commercial exascale by 2023 ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cartography of the cosmos ...

Quantum computing

A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problems ...

Quantum communications bend to our needs ...

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general purpose quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Sixth Call for Applications now open ...

EPCC to announce best use of ARCHER competition winners ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces integration with IBM Power systems ...

US-based CryoEM company, SingleParticle.com, partners with Bright ...

Hardware

Cray takes aim at fast-growing HPC storage market with completion of strategic transaction of Seagate's ClusterStor storage business ...

Penguin Computing announces NVIDIA Tesla V100-based servers to drive Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence ...

Penguin Computing announces Altus servers with AMD EPYC 7000 series high performance processors ...

Supermicro introduces broadest portfolio of GPU optimized systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs ...

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter ...

Applications

Antonio Peña is the IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC ...

University of Texas at El Paso researchers use supercomputers to understand the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis ...

Turbocharging engine design ...

The sublime challenge of jet noise ...

Mapping black hole collisions gives astronomers - and hitchhikers - a new guide ...

George Washington-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysis ...

Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprints ...

IBM Research and UC San Diego collaborate to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living ...

Dresden researchers have pioneered a brain-network bio-inspired algorithm to predict new therapeutic targets of approved drugs ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils a new high-powered analytics system for fast access to data science ...

HPE chooses Mellanox Spectrum to power StoreFabric M-series switches ...

Cray takes aim at fast-growing HPC storage market with completion of strategic transaction of Seagate's ClusterStor storage business

25 Sep 2017 Seattle - Cray Inc. has completed the previously announced transaction and strategic partnership with Seagate centered around the addition of the ClusterStor high-performance storage business. With the strategic transaction now complete, Cray will continue to sell, support, develop, manufacture, and test ClusterStor storage solutions with Lustre, including the ClusterStor L300, the next-generation ClusterStor L300N and the ClusterStor SL220.

"Storage is the fastest-growing part of the expanding HPC market and Cray is positioned to be an even more important player in the storage market", stated Steve Conway, senior vice president of research at Hyperion Research. "As a pioneer in providing large-scale storage systems for supercomputers, it's fitting that Cray will take over the ClusterStor line."

Cray will also continue to provide support for the ClusterStor product line for existing customers and will collaborate with Seagate to integrate future Seagate technologies into Cray storage products.

"We are working to provide customers and partners with a seamless transition of the ClusterStor storage business to Cray", stated Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "With the constant growth of data and the need to move it quickly for data-intensive simulations and artificial intelligence models, the addition of the ClusterStor line enhances an important piece of our product portfolio. With the transition complete, ClusterStor customers and partners will be able to get purpose-built high-performance storage systems with industry-leading price/performance that are designed, manufactured, and supported by Cray and our partners."

Cray will offer service and support for the more than 20 ClusterStor partners and resellers by incorporating a comprehensive service toolkit, shorter escalation path to development, and a single knowledge base.

"As a long-time customer of Cray and Seagate storage systems, who are committed to the development of extreme-scale computing, we are thrilled to see Cray continue the development of this product", stated Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Schulthess, director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). "The addition of ClusterStor is a logical next step for Cray and our researchers and scientists will clearly benefit from this enhancement."

The advantage of Cray's ClusterStor line is its ability to make HPC storage systems simpler. ClusterStor is designed to reduce the complexity in the storage system to enable seamless system design, easy installation, workload management, data flow, scalability, system efficiency, and faster time to results. ClusterStor systems balance the value equation to achieve the right performance levels, scalability, and availability, all at the right budget.

"This move by Cray not only shows a commitment to the success of the ClusterStor storage systems, but also shows Cray's commitment to the broader success of Lustre technology for HPC", stated Sarp Oral, president of OpenSFS. "For the Lustre community, we believe this transaction will benefit users by increasing engagement."

"The Lustre-based ClusterStor storage solutions enhance Cray's portfolio to provide its customers end-to-end solutions", stated Amita Potnis, research manager, IDC Inc. "As data sprawl continues, customers can leverage ClusterStor storage solutions to gain insights through machine learning and artificial intelligence across many industries."

Cray has added more than 125 employees and contractors and has assumed customer support obligations associated with the ClusterStor product line. The agreement was previously announced on July 26, 2017.
Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2017-10-02

Special

2017 - Another year on the Road to Exascale: HPC applications towards exascale ...

Focus

CEA, ETP4HPC and European Commission working hard together to deliver commercial exascale by 2023 ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cartography of the cosmos ...

Quantum computing

A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problems ...

Quantum communications bend to our needs ...

With new Microsoft breakthroughs, general purpose quantum computing moves closer to reality ...

Focus on Europe

SHAPE Sixth Call for Applications now open ...

EPCC to announce best use of ARCHER competition winners ...

Middleware

Bright Computing announces integration with IBM Power systems ...

US-based CryoEM company, SingleParticle.com, partners with Bright ...

Hardware

Cray takes aim at fast-growing HPC storage market with completion of strategic transaction of Seagate's ClusterStor storage business ...

Penguin Computing announces NVIDIA Tesla V100-based servers to drive Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence ...

Penguin Computing announces Altus servers with AMD EPYC 7000 series high performance processors ...

Supermicro introduces broadest portfolio of GPU optimized systems for NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs ...

New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter ...

Applications

Antonio Peña is the IEEE-CS TCHPC 2017 Award Winner for Excellence for Early Career Researchers in HPC ...

University of Texas at El Paso researchers use supercomputers to understand the fundamentals of artificial photosynthesis ...

Turbocharging engine design ...

The sublime challenge of jet noise ...

Mapping black hole collisions gives astronomers - and hitchhikers - a new guide ...

George Washington-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysis ...

Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprints ...

IBM Research and UC San Diego collaborate to advance the use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living ...

Dresden researchers have pioneered a brain-network bio-inspired algorithm to predict new therapeutic targets of approved drugs ...

The Cloud

IBM unveils a new high-powered analytics system for fast access to data science ...

HPE chooses Mellanox Spectrum to power StoreFabric M-series switches ...