Berkeley Lab First In Line for Cray “Shasta” Supercomputers

For the past five years, supercomputer maker Cray has been diligently at work not only creating a new system architecture that allows for a mix of different interconnects and compute for its future “Shasta” systems, but has also brought long-time Cray chief technology officer, Steve Scott, back into the company after two stints spent at Nvidia and Google to create a new interconnect, called “Slingshot,” that is the beating heart of the Shasta system and that signals a return of the Cray that we know and love.


Opening Up The Future “Venado” Grace-Hopper Supercomputer At Los Alamos

There are many interpretations of the word venado, which means deer or stag in Spanish, and this week it gets another one: A supercomputer based on future Nvidia CPU and GPU compute engines, and quite possibly if Los Alamos National Laboratory can convince Hewlett Packard Enterprise to support InfiniBand interconnects in its capability class “Shasta” Cray EX machines, Nvidia’s interconnect as well.