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Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe


1 Nov 2013 Reading - Cray Inc. has made a significant expansion to its research and development (R&D) team in Europe with the addition of key individuals from Gnodal Limited. Based in Bristol, England, prior to entering administration, Gnodal Limited was a recognized expert in high performance networks.

Through the agreement with the administrators of Gnodal Limited, Cray hired the vast majority of the company's employees and has subsequently more than doubled the size of Cray's R&D team in Europe. Further, Cray purchased the key intellectual property developed by the Gnodal team. The move strengthens Cray's R&D presence in Europe, while adding highly-skilled engineers and intellectual property to help drive Cray's future systems and complete ongoing R&D contracts.

"We are very excited that the founders and key engineers at Gnodal have decided to join Cray as part of our global R&D team", stated Dr. Ulla Thiel, Cray vice president, Europe. "Since the launch of the Cray Exascale Research Initiative in Europe in 2009, Cray has steadily expanded its R&D base in Europe. Today we have highly-talented software developers at the Cray Europe Exascale Center and at several Cray Centers of Excellence across Europe, and we are now adding significant hardware and software development to our activities in Europe."

Over the past 12 months, Cray has announced several major supercomputing wins in Europe, with large Cray XC30 supercomputers for ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts), Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the UK National Supercomputing Facility (ARCHER) hosted by the University of Edinburgh, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), and two systems in Berlin and Hannover for the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).

Cray's purchase from Gnodal Limited was limited to the assignment of certain intellectual property rights including patents and design copyrights. In turn, Cray hired the vast majority of Gnodal Limited's employees, who will now be working at Cray to develop new technology. Cray did not purchase the ongoing business operations of Gnodal Limited, nor any of its stock in trade or accounts.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-11-04

The Cloud

Clustrix announces industry's first scale-out database for real-time analytics on live operational data ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

George Washington School of Engineering and Applied Science receives grant to improve Cloud computing reliability ...

Calxeda announces new fabric-­based platform for Clouds ...

Securing data for Cloud computing ...

Expensify selects Oracle Sales Cloud to empower growing sales team ...

Baylor, DNAnexus, Amazon Web Services collaboration enables largest-ever Cloud-based analysis of genomic data ...

Red Hat launches new initiative to drive enterprise adoption of OpenStack ...

SoftLayer, an IBM company, and Cloudera launch turnkey Big Data solutions on bare metal servers ...

CANCOM accelerates client innovation through the Cloud with IBM PureSystems ...

European managed services provider taps IBM Flash for faster Cloud solutions ...

Desktop Grids

New Virtual Team to promote Desktop Grids among the EGI scientific communities ...

New BoincTasks version release issued ...

Remotis Technologies achieves milestone with World Community Grid ...

EuroFlash

N8 supercomputer tracks first dinosaur steps in over 90 million years ...

Cray expands research and development in Europe ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania ...

Points north: the future on display in Lithuania - Part II ...

New California Energy Commission study validates energy savings of Asetek RackCDU for data centres ...

PRACE event "HPC@Horizon2020" rallies support for "Supercomputers for all" ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

New insight into the Earth's deep interior ...

The ALiX project provides Tenerife with Teide-HPC, the second most powerful supercomputer in Spain ...

New material for quantum computing discovered out of the blue ...

USFlash

National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) drives major scientific discoveries with powerful, converged, site-wide storage from DataDirect Networks ...

RainStor delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS for efficient Big Data management ...

HP helps Johnson Memorial Hospital deliver high-quality patient care ...