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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards

4 Jun 2019 Seattle - Cray Inc. was awarded multiple honours, known as the Stevie awards, in the 2019 American Business Awards. Cray received a Gold Stevie for "Company of the Year - Computer Hardware" and a Silver Stevie award for "Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year - Up to 2500 Employees". In addition, Cray's CTO Steve Scott was recognized with a Gold Stevie for "Tech Innovator of the Year - Hardware/Peripherals" for his leadership and groundbreaking work in architecting Cray's revolutionary Slingshot interconnect. The American Business Awards, founded in 2002, honours the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals in the United States.

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."
Source: Cray

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Primeur weekly 2019-06-11

Exascale supercomputing

Cray wins Gold and Silver Honours in 2019 American Business Awards ...

Quantum computing

New research unlocks properties for quantum information storage and computing ...

Focus on Europe

One of the most competitive supercomputers in the world to be placed in Kajaani, Finland ...

EuroHPC JU approved 840 million euro funding for eight supercomputers ...

First steps towards a made-in-Europe high-performance microprocessor ...

From 9,4 to 22 Petaflop/s in 2020: Inauguration of Joliot-Curie, the French supercomputer dedicated to French and European research ...

Atos to deliver most powerful supercomputer in Norway to national e-infrastructure provider Uninett Sigma2 ...

MareNostrum 5 will host an experimental platform to create European supercomputing technologies ...

EuroHPC selects Barcelona Supercomputing Center as entity to host one of the largest European supercomputers ...

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing resources support generation of first images of a black hole ...

Hardware

Supermicro authorized WekaIO OEM partner ...

WekaIO and Penguin Computing deliver record-breaking performance on STAC-M3 "Tick Analytics" Benchmark ...

Boston announces first European NVIDIA RAPIDS test drive programme ...

Check Point Software Technologies propels Mellanox past one million Ethernet switch ports ...

NEC provides CLAIX-2018 supercomputer to RWTH Aachen University in Germany ...

NEC enters into a technology partnership with ANEO for utilizing the NEC SX-Aurora Tsubasa-Vector Engine ...

Applications

Cray Shasta sparks new AI research programme at Indiana University ...

Michael Zentner joins SDSC to lead Sustainable Scientific Software Group ...

Researchers rely on Comet to showcase colour-changing materials ...

Supercomputing dynamic earthquake rupture models ...

German Aerospace and HPC join forces for global change research ...

ANSYS and BMW Group partner to jointly create the industry's first simulation tool chain for autonomous driving ...

ANSYS 2019 R2 strengthens digital thread between design, engineering and manufacturing ...

The Cloud

Microsoft and Oracle to interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud ...

Univa collaborates with Intel Corporation to offer an Intel Select Solution for HPC and AI Converged Clusters ...