Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the University of Hawaii (UH) has put a Cray® CS™ cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray system is the University’s first centralized high performance computing system, and will be located on the UH Manoa Campus in a new state-of-the-art 8,000 square foot, Silver LEED Certified data center.
“The Cray high performance computing system will empower innovative research by enabling cost-effective access to big data capabilities for researchers at UH Manoa and across the State of Hawaii,” said David Lassner, UH President.
The Cray CS cluster supercomputer will serve as the primary high performance computing (HPC) system for researchers throughout the UH network of campuses, and will also be used to support data intensive research across all research domains in the UH system. The University of Hawaii is recognized as an international leader in astronomy, oceanography, climate, atmospheric, space and energy research in addition to being a home for vibrant research efforts in tropical medicine, cancer research, microbial oceanography, disaster preparedness, coastal and marine research.
“The University of Hawaii system includes three universities, seven community colleges and a wide array of community-based learning centers, geographically dispersed across the Hawaiian Islands,” said Barry Bolding, vice president, marketing and business development at Cray. “Users across this large network are conducting data intensive research spanning a number of critical fields, from life sciences to astronomy and we are thrilled they selected a Cray CS system for their scientific computing platform.”
The Cray CS series of cluster supercomputers are scalable, flexible systems that consist of optimized, industry-standard building block server platforms into a unified, fully-integrated system. Available with air or liquid-cooled architectures, Cray CS systems provide superior price/performance, energy efficiency and configuration flexibility. The systems are integrated with Cray’s HPC software stack and include software tools compatible with most open source and commercial compilers, schedulers, and libraries. The Cray CS systems feature the Cray Advanced Cluster Engine, which is an essential management software suite designed to provide network, server, cluster and storage management capabilities that are necessary to run large, complex technical applications, as well as the Cray Programming Environment to improve the performance and ease of programming of clusters.
For more information on the Cray CS cluster supercomputers, please visit www.cray.com.
About the University of Hawaii System
The University of Hawaii System (UH) includes 10 campuses and dozens of educational, training, and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawaii, UH offers opportunities that reflect the diversity of its island home. The unique geographic and cultural advantages of the University of Hawaii System foster expertise in a wide range of fields, spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions. From accounting to zoology and from professional development to vocational training, UH’s individualized programs empower all students to achieve their educational goals. For more information, see http://www.hawaii.edu/.
About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market’s continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
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