Cray, Seattle, Washington based supercomputer manufacturer has launched a new set of four Artificial Intelligence products to speed up the adoption of Deep Learning in science and enterprise. The company’s products comprise Cray Accel AI Lab, which intends to improve the development of Deep Learning technologies and workflows, and Cray Accel AI Offerings, featured with NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU accelerators.
The new Cray Urika-XC software suite that brings graph analytics, Deep Learning, and Big Data analytics tools the Cray XC supercomputers, will now incorporate the TensorFlow computational framework and enhancements to the Cray software environment, which is especially composed to accelerate Machine Learning frameworks. The company also added a collaboration agreement with Intel. The Cray-Intel partnership will deliver a productized software stack for Deep Learning at scale on Cray systems and leverage Intel’s AI technologies to reinforce the state-of-the-art in distributed Deep Learning and Machine Learning. SVP of products and CMO of Cray, Fred Kohout stated that at Cray, they are bringing together a compelling set of innovative systems, software, Deep Learning architectures, and a hands-on lab environment to give organizations a trusted partner to advance AI workloads from pilot to production.
Elsewhere, Cray has been also announced a new range of high-performance computing (HPC) storage solutions that included the Cray View for ClusterStor, which is said to considerably augment job productivity; the Cray ClusterStor L300N, featuring NXD flash accelerator software solution, which is capable of providing up to 10 times improvement in storage performance and the Cray DataWarp for the Cray XC50 supercomputer that can exponentially bring down data access time.