comment on this article

Turing researchers get Cray supercomputer for data analytics

Big Data researchers at the Alan Turing Institute will now be able to perform large scale data analytics on Cray Urika-GX supercomputer hosted at the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre. Provided via a collaboration between Cray, Intel and the Institute, the dedicated hardware platform will support the development of applications for engineering and technology, defence and security and other sectors.

Sir Alan Wilson, CEO of the Alan Turing Institute, noted: “Our researchers require powerful computing technology and the Cray system will be an important addition to the Turing’s data science toolkit. We look forward to opening it up to our community of researchers and enabling their innovation to thrive.”

The Urika-GX platform features a scalable analytics software environment designed to support large-scale data science activity. It features the Cray Graph Engine, which provides large-scale graph pattern matching and discovery operations across complex collections of data. Also supported is the Apache Spark cluster engine and the Apache Hadoop software library, both providing tools for large-scale analytics and machine learning operations.

Author
Graham Pitcher

Comment on this article


This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team.

What you think about this article:


Add your comments

Name
 
Email
 
Comments
 

Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

Tech Budget?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, is expected to announce ...

Research excellence

Set up in 1956 Roke Manor Research has over the past 60 years established ...

Get to market faster

A quick look at using Vicor's PFM and AIM in VIA packaging for your AC to Point ...

Mobile slowdown

With just under a week to go before Apple launches its new iPhone the press has ...

Broadband upgrade

BT has made an offer to the government to spend £600million to deliver 10Mbps ...