8/13/13: Cray, Inc. Town Hall Meeting, August 20

As part of the selection process for the next HPC system at MSI, we have invited top high-performance computing vendors to present their high-performance computing portfolios and roadmaps to users in a Town Hall setting. We expect a 1-2 hour presentation from each vendor followed by an opportunity for users to ask questions.


To start off, Cray Inc. will be on-site Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. to provide presentations and have interactive discussions with MSI users. The meeting will take place in Walter Library, Room 402.


The three primary areas of discussion will be:

  • the HPC Division’s XC-30 hardware, software, and support options
  • the Cluster Solutions Division’s CS300 hardware, software, and support options
  • the Data Management & Storage Division’s hardware, software, and support options featuring the world-leading Sonexion Luster solution


No discussions are currently planned for the Cray/Intel Hadoop solution or the YarcData Division’s uRiKA hardware, software, support, and subscription options. However, if either of these technology solutions are of interest to you, please contact Jeff McDonald. Cray will accommodate such requests.


We encourage all interested MSI users to attend this meeting. We will publish a schedule of future Town Hall meetings with other vendors when it is finalized.