Cray Reinvents Itself Again and Will Build a Second DOE Exascale System
Authors: Steve Conway and Earl Joseph
Publication Date: May 2019
Length: 2 pages
Major government buyers we interviewed consistently named Cray as one of the handful of global supercomputer makers capable of true innovation at the system architecture level. These vendors maintain their ability to stay at the forefront of the HPC market by continually reinventing themselves and their products. Cray’s capture of the $600 million CORAL 2 contract to deliver the 1.5-exaflops Frontier supercomputer to ORNL in 2021 is the company’s latest demonstration of its ability to mutate in response to the evolving HPC market environment.
IBM’s Q System One: One More Piece of the Larger Puzzle
IBM's recent announcement of their new Q System One universal quantum computer is yet another milestone in the firm's long-term commitment to transitioning quantum computing (QC) hardware from one-off research status into a capable commercial offering. Although the new Q System One, as announced, does not demonstrate any significant advances in current quantum computing capability, as measured by the number of qubits per system, it does show that IBM can design and manufacture a system that, at the right price, could be attractive to a wide range of users looking to integrate quantum computing into their overall R&D process.
January 2019 | Quick Take
ORNL’s Summit Supercomputer: World’s Fastest HPC On Wide Application Base
Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway, Alex Norton
DOE's recent announcement of the operational Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) marks a shift in the global lead for supercomputer performance from China back to the United States.
June 2018 | Quick Take