CRAY ANNOUNCES SHASTA SOFTWARE TO POWER THE EXASCALE ERA

 
Every Enter짯pri짯se Can Harness the Per짯for짯mance and Sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of Cray Super짯com짯pu짯ting with the Sim짯pli짯ci짯ty and Ease of Cloud Com짯pu짯ting
SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Glo짯bal super짯com짯pu짯ter lea짯der Cray Inc.(NASDAQ:CRAY) today announ짯ced an enti짯re짯ly new, open and exten짯si짯ble soft짯ware plat짯form to address the gro짯wing need for super짯com짯pu짯ting across govern짯ment and pri짯va짯te indus짯tries. As advan짯ced simu짯la짯ti짯on, arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence (AI) and digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on crea짯te new, data inten짯si짯ve workloads, the need for per짯for짯mance at sca짯le is gro짯wing rapidly. Reco짯gni짯zing the chal짯lenges pre짯sen짯ted by the exas짯ca짯le era, Cray셲 soft짯ware fuses super짯com짯pu짯ting per짯for짯mance and capa짯bi짯li짯ty with the modu짯la짯ri짯ty, com짯posa짯bi짯li짯ty and ease-of-use of cloud com짯pu짯ting. In a sepa짯ra짯te press release issued today, the Depart짯ment of Ener짯gy (DOE), Natio짯nal Nuclear Secu짯ri짯ty Admi짯nis짯tra짯ti짯on (NNSA) and Law짯rence Liver짯mo짯re Natio짯nal Labo짯ra짯to짯ry (LLNL) announ짯ced that Cray has been award짯ed a third U.S. exas짯ca짯le sys짯tem con짯tract. The sys짯tem, dub짯bed 쏣l Capi짯tan, will be sited at LLNL. Cray now has $1.5 bil짯li짯on in busi짯ness for Shas짯ta꽓 super짯com짯pu짯ting sys짯tems and the new soft짯ware platform.

The Shas짯ta soft짯ware used with the El Capi짯tan sys짯tem expands tra짯di짯tio짯nal super짯com짯pu짯ting to sup짯port the com짯plex work짯flows and num짯e짯rous 3D stu짯dies neces짯sa짯ry to unlock the full poten짯ti짯al of exas짯ca짯le com짯pu짯ting, said Bill Gold짯stein, lab direc짯tor at LLNL. 쏷he fle짯xi짯bi짯li짯ty and exten짯si짯bi짯li짯ty of El Capitan셲 soft짯ware and hard짯ware envi짯ron짯ment will enable the NNSA labo짯ra짯to짯ries to explo짯re and deve짯lop capa짯bi짯li짯ties that levera짯ge the com짯bi짯na짯ti짯on of AI and machi짯ne lear짯ning with mode짯ling and simu짯la짯ti짯on to acce짯le짯ra짯te time-to-solu짯ti짯on for our natio짯nal secu짯ri짯ty codes. The짯se tech짯no짯lo짯gies could app짯ly equal짯ly well to mul짯ti-phy짯sics codes employ짯ed out짯side of the natio짯nal secu짯ri짯ty domain.

Cray has a rich histo짯ry of deve짯lo짯ping the most per짯for짯mant, sca짯lable and relia짯ble soft짯ware in super짯com짯pu짯ting. This is vali짯da짯ted by the vast majo짯ri짯ty of glo짯bal wea짯ther cen짯ters that rely on Cray to deli짯ver time cri짯ti짯cal nume짯ri짯cal wea짯ther fore짯casts. The짯se wea짯ther cen짯ters are at the fore짯front of the con짯ver짯gence of HPC, AI and IoT workloads that ope짯ra짯te at immense scale.

Cray셲 new soft짯ware plat짯form impro짯ves per짯for짯mance and relia짯bi짯li짯ty by inclu짯ding new key capabilities:

  • Extends tra짯di짯tio짯nal HPC batch work짯flow sche짯du짯ling for mode짯ling and simu짯la짯ti짯on with new Kuber짯netes con짯tai짯ner orchestra짯ti짯on to enable con짯ver짯ged HPC and AI workflows.
  • Adds sup짯port for mul짯ti-ten짯an짯cy bet짯ween HPC and AI par짯ti짯ti짯ons and sub-par짯ti짯tio짯ning within AI jobs to enable work짯flow isolation.
  • Pro짯vi짯des high짯ly resi짯li짯ent con짯tai짯ne짯ri짯zed ser짯vices with sepa짯ra짯te com짯pu짯te and manage짯ment pla짯nes to mini짯mi짯ze plan짯ned and unplan짯ned downtime.
  • Crea짯tes an open super짯com짯pu짯ting plat짯form by inclu짯ding stan짯dar짯di짯zed and sup짯port짯ed APIs for inte짯gra짯ti짯on, data access and soft짯ware eco짯sys짯tem exten짯si짯bi짯li짯ty and interoperability.
  • Deli짯vers a new and ful짯ly inte짯gra짯ted tele짯me짯try for the sys짯tem as well as user appli짯ca짯ti짯on level moni짯to짯ring to quick짯ly cor짯re짯la짯te and reme짯dia짯te issues.

As we enter the exas짯ca짯le era, modern appli짯ca짯ti짯ons are crea짯ting the need for app짯ly짯ing super짯com짯pu짯ting capa짯bi짯li짯ty to a new class of digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on pro짯blems. What is the domain of a few natio짯nal labo짯ra짯to짯ries today is fast beco짯ming a neces짯si짯ty for every enter짯pri짯se, said Peter Unga짯ro, pre짯si짯dent and CEO, Cray, Inc. 쏻ith our new soft짯ware plat짯form, Cray is deli짯ve짯ring a ful짯ly fea짯tured, exten짯si짯ble soft짯ware and tools envi짯ron짯ment that per짯forms like a super짯com짯pu짯ter and runs like a cloud. The same Cray tech짯no짯lo짯gy that powers exas짯ca짯le sys짯tems can be deli짯ver짯ed in a sin짯gle, low-cost rack and rea짯dy to inte짯gra짯te into any data cen짯ter environment. 

With this next gene짯ra짯ti짯on super짯com짯pu짯ting soft짯ware plat짯form, Cray has addres짯sed key requirements:

  • Appli짯ca짯ti짯on deve짯lo짯p짯ment and por짯ta짯bi짯li짯ty: Deve짯lo짯pers can easi짯ly com짯po짯se con짯ver짯ged mode짯ling, simu짯la짯ti짯on, ana짯ly짯tics and AI work짯flows using modern micro짯ser짯vices and a robust suite of tools and com짯pi짯lers that sup짯port a broad spec짯trum of pro짯ces짯sors and acce짯le짯ra짯tors. Appli짯ca짯ti짯ons can easi짯ly move from lap짯top to super짯com짯pu짯ter for maxi짯mum sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty of code with mini짯mal refactoring.
  • Manage짯ment and moni짯to짯ring: IT admi짯nis짯tra짯tors employ a uni짯fied sys짯tems manage짯ment and tele짯me짯try frame짯work to ensu짯re pro짯duc짯tion relia짯bi짯li짯ty for job exe짯cu짯ti짯on and sup짯port high sys짯tem availability.
  • Inter짯ope짯ra짯bi짯li짯ty: IT mana짯gers and admi짯nis짯tra짯tors can deploy Cray tech짯no짯lo짯gy with the assu짯rance that both cur짯rent and future requi짯re짯ments are cover짯ed with broad data cen짯ter sys짯tems and soft짯ware inter짯ope짯ra짯bi짯li짯ty with the addi짯ti짯on of docu짯men짯ted APIs for auto짯ma짯ti짯on and data access, and sup짯port for indus짯try stan짯dard protocols.
  • Invest짯ment pro짯tec짯tion: CXOs and busi짯ness owners bene짯fit from a mul짯ti-user and mul짯ti짯pur짯po짯se plat짯form with sup짯port for hete짯ro짯ge짯neous pro짯ces짯sor archi짯tec짯tures (x86, AMD, ARMNVIDIA, FPGAs and other acce짯le짯ra짯tors) and the sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty to meet their rapidly gro짯wing ana짯ly짯tics and AI initiatives.

Shas짯ta is desi짯gned to sup짯port extre짯me짯ly hete짯ro짯ge짯neous workloads not just from sci짯ence and engi짯nee짯ring, but also from the gro짯wing con짯tin짯gent of enter짯pri짯ses that acqui짯re super짯com짯pu짯ters to out짯com짯pe짯te their rivals in the new era of digi짯tal trans짯for짯ma짯ti짯on and AI, said Ste짯ve Con짯way, COO and seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent of rese짯arch at Hype짯ri짯on Rese짯arch. 쏞ray Shas짯ta super짯com짯pu짯ters aim to move lea짯ding enter짯pri짯ses bey짯ond pro짯of-of-con짯cept to pro짯duc짯tion, and to ope짯ra짯te on pre짯mi짯ses or in the cloud. By inte짯gra짯ting extre짯me짯ly hete짯ro짯ge짯neous requi짯re짯ments into the new Shas짯ta sys짯tem hard짯ware and soft짯ware, Cray has sub짯stan짯ti짯al짯ly expan짯ded its addressa짯ble mar짯ket to include enter짯pri짯se ana짯ly짯tics, AI and cloud computing.

Cray셲 new soft짯ware plat짯form will be available start짯ing Q4 of 2019.  For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, plea짯se cont짯act your aut짯ho짯ri짯zed Cray sales repre짯sen짯ta짯ti짯ve or www.cray.com.

Sup짯port짯ing Quotes
쏷he Depart짯ment of Ener짯gy is the world lea짯der in super짯com짯pu짯ting and El Capi짯tan is a cri짯ti짯cal addi짯ti짯on to our next gene짯ra짯ti짯on sys짯tems, said U.S. Ener짯gy Secre짯ta짯ry Rick Per짯ry. 쏣l Capitan셲 advan짯ced capa짯bi짯li짯ties for mode짯ling, simu짯la짯ti짯on and arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence will help push America셲 com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve edge in ener짯gy and natio짯nal secu짯ri짯ty, allow us to ask toug짯her ques짯ti짯ons, sol짯ve grea짯ter chal짯lenges and deve짯lop bet짯ter solu짯ti짯ons for gene짯ra짯ti짯ons to come.

NNSA is moder짯ni짯zing the Nuclear Secu짯ri짯ty Enter짯pri짯se to face 21st cen짯tu짯ry thre짯ats, said Lisa E. Gor짯don-Hager짯ty, DOE Under Secre짯ta짯ry for Nuclear Secu짯ri짯ty and NNSA Admi짯nis짯tra짯tor. 쏣l Capi짯tan will allow us to be more respon짯si짯ve, inno짯va짯ti짯ve and for짯ward-thin짯king when it comes to main짯tai짯ning a nuclear deter짯rent that is second to none in a rapidly-evol짯ving thre짯at environment.

About Cray Inc.

Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) com짯bi짯nes com짯pu짯ta짯ti짯on and crea짯ti짯vi짯ty so visio짯na짯ries can keep asking ques짯ti짯ons that chall짯enge the limits of pos짯si짯bi짯li짯ty. Dra짯wing on more than 45 years of expe짯ri짯ence, Cray deve짯lo짯ps the world셲 most advan짯ced super짯com짯pu짯ters, pushing the boun짯da짯ries of per짯for짯mance, effi짯ci짯en짯cy and sca짯la짯bi짯li짯ty. Cray con짯ti짯nues to inno짯va짯te today at the con짯ver짯gence of data and dis짯co짯very, offe짯ring a com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve port짯fo짯lio of super짯com짯pu짯ters, high-per짯for짯mance sto짯rage, data ana짯ly짯tics and arti짯fi짯ci짯al intel짯li짯gence solu짯ti짯ons.  Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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