Cray's Gold Stevie for computer hardware is based on the company's achievements over the past year which included partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center for a Cray "Shasta" supercomputer; working with the Haas Formula 1 team to perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to more accurately run wind tunnel tests; and partnering with the UK Innovation Center and Digital Catapult's Machine Intelligence Garage to help organisations of all sizes speed the development of machine learning systems.
According to the judges, "Building the kind of systems that can change an industry or transform our world of work for decades to come is not easy. From past experience, there is no doubt that Cray has the strength to do this".
Cray was also awarded a Silver Stevie for its recent accomplishments, including the introduction of the United States' first exascale-class supercomputer; pioneering a revolutionary supercomputing interconnect known as Cray Slingshot; and for enhancing its AI and analytics software suites - all three of which are purpose-built for the convergence of AI, simulation and high-performance computing workloads.
Cray CTO Steve Scott was honoured with a Gold Stevie for his integral role in architecting Cray's revolutionary Slingshot interconnect and for his leadership guiding Cray through the development and introduction of Shasta. In response to Steve Scott's nomination, the judges commented: "Steve is a truly passionate innovator that is capable of driving major change."
"I'm honoured to be recognized by the American Business Awards and to accept the award on behalf of the team that led the development of the Slingshot interconnect. It is a testament to the dedication and drive of everyone here at Cray who continue to innovate and push the boundaries of supercomputing", stated Steve Scott, CTO at Cray. "This is an exciting time in supercomputing; we're leading the development of technologies that will underpin the exascale era and enable the next generation of scientific breakthroughs."