Seattle, WA — Global supercomputer company Cray announced plans to join the OpenHPC Project, led by The Linux Foundation. Cray’s participation in OpenHPC will focus on making technology contributions that will help to standardize software stack components, leverage open-source technologies, and simplify the maintenance and operation of the software stack for end-users.
The OpenHPC Project is designed to create a unified community of key stakeholders across the HPC industry focused on developing a new open-source framework for high performance computing (HPC) environments. The group’s goal is to create a stable environment for testing and validation, as well as provide a robust and diverse open-source software stack that minimizes user overhead and associated costs.
“Cray is committed to providing our customers with the highest performing supercomputing systems, while simultaneously embracing the collaborative creation of industry standards that streamline our customers’ workflow,” said Steve Scott, Cray’s senior vice president and chief technology officer. “We believe OpenHPC will deliver efficiency benefits to supercomputing center administrators and programmers, as well as the researchers and scientists that use our systems every day. The open-source community continues to play an important role for Cray, and as part of this effort we plan to open-source components of our industry-leading software environment to OpenHPC.”
Cray has a long history of open-source community co-founding, contribution and collaboration. The Company actively participates with several open-source organizations including Chapel, OpenSFS, OpenMP, OpenACC, OpenStack, and others. By leveraging open community standardization, Cray can minimize vendor duplication of efforts, and focus the majority of the Company’s R&D investments on the development of innovative product technologies.
- For more information on Cray’s involvement in industry programs, visit www.cray.com/programs.
- For more information on OpenHPC, visit www.openhpc.community.
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