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Cray to provide XC30 supercomputers in India

Cray announced today that it will provide the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai with one of its XC30 supercomputers – the first of its kind in India. The system will be used by a nationwide group of scientists known as the Indian Lattice Gauge Theory Initiative, which is researching a form of matter… Read More

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Cray announces $30 million deal with UK research council

Supercomputer manufacturer Cray just announced a deal with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in Britain to install one of its XC30 supercomputers in Britain’s new national computing facility. “One of our primary goals is to increase the ability of UK researchers to make valuable contributions to the solution of important, grand-challenge problems, and the… Read More

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Cray debuts air-cooled supercomputer for just $500K

Seattle-based Cray, which builds some of the world’s fastest supercomputers normally priced in the millions, just debuted a new “budget” option for those not looking to break the bank. Available today from Cray is the air-cooled XC30-AC, which is essentially a cousin of the XC-30 that normally sells for $10 million to $30 million. The XC30-AC shares… Read More

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Cray-Z speed: Meet the world’s fastest supercomputer from Seattle-based Cray

We wrote about the latest supercomputer creation from Seattle-based Cray a few weeks ago, and now it’s official: Titan is the world’s fastest computer. Titan, an open science computer located at the U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, took first place in the Top500 list of the fastest supercomputers that was released today at the SC12… Read More

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Cray debuts Titan, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers

The latest creation from Seattle-based Cray has a new name, a new update and possibly a new title: fastest supercomputer on the planet. Titan, an open science computer located at the U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, debuted today as part of an unveiling of Cray’s new production line of hybrid supercomputers. Titan is the… Read More

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Cray to sell hardware assets, shift employees to Intel

Supercomputer giant Cray has announced it’s selling a hardware program and related intellectual property to Intel — and in the process, up to 74 Cray employees will join Intel and Cray will receive $140 million. Cray says that a definitive agreement has been reached to sell its interconnect hardware development program, technology which directs supercomputer… Read More

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‘Olympus’ supercomputer targets energy breakthroughs, with help from some water

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., now has its own supercomputer, named Olympus, after the tallest mountain in Washington state’s Olympic range. The supercomputer has a peak speed of 162 teraflops — providing about as much computing capacity as 20,000 personal computers combined. One unique feature: A water cooling system… Read More