Whatever your research question, global supercomputing leader Cray makes it easy to take advantage of high performance computing advancements. Cray builds innovative systems and solutions that enable scientists and engineers in academia, government and industry to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Organizations that need high performance computing, storage and data analytics solutions look to Cray and its 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers. Cray’s industry-leading technologies deliver unrivalled performance, efficiency and scalability, and are available in configurations to meet every budget and need.
Cray continues to expand its presence in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company has contracts with several leading European supercomputing centres, including the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS), ARCHER at the University of Edinburgh, Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Germany’s National Meteorological Service – the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) and the North German Supercomputing Alliance (HLRN).
Other EMEA clients include the U.K. Met Office, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, PGS in Norway, Stalprodukt S.A. in Poland and the Danish Meteorological Institute.
Additionally, Cray is making significant research and development investments in Europe, steadily expanding its R&D staff and forging several key research collaborations. Cray launched the Exascale Research Initiative in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and CSCS to explore ideas and technologies for a supercomputing system capable of sustained exaflops application performance. Cray is a technology partner in EPiGRAM (Exascale ProGRAmming Models), an EU-funded research network aimed at making exascale computing a reality.
In 2015 Cray announced the creation of the Cray Europe, Middle East and Africa Research Lab (CERL) based out of Cray's EMEA headquarters in Bristol, England. The lab positions Cray to work with new and existing customers on various projects such as special research and development initiatives, the co-design of customer-specific technology solutions and collaborative joint research projects with a wide array of organizations. The research lab acts as Cray's main interface to European development programs, such as Horizon 2020 and the FET Flagship Initiatives. The Cray EMEA Research Lab is currently engaging with a number of supercomputing centres on important research projects. Cray is working with the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany to deliver a pilot supercomputing system for the Human Brain Project. Cray is also collaborating on various initiatives with other organizations such as the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, the Alan Turing Institute in London and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in Lugano, Switzerland. In addition to its membership in ETP4HPC, Cray is a member of Teratec, the European technopole dedicated to high performance simulation and computing.
Image caption: Cray supercomputer at the UK Met Office (courtesy of the UK Met Office)
Image Caption: the supercomputer «Piz Daint» at CSCS in Lugano (courtesy of CSCS)