Cray Inc. is an American supercomputer manufacturer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company's predecessor, Cray Research, Inc. , was founded in 1972 by computer designer Seymour Cray. Seymour Cray went on to form the spin-off Cray Computer Corporation , in 1989, which went bankrupt in 1995, while Cray Research was bought by SGI the next year. Cray Inc. was formed in 2000 when Tera Computer Company purchased the Cray Research Inc. business from SGI and adopted the name of its acquisition. Wikipedia.
Cray | Date: 2014-08-13
A method and system for inferring facts in parallel in a multiprocessor computing environment is provided. An inference system infers facts by applying rules to a collection of existing facts. For each existing fact, the inference system schedules a thread to apply the rules to that existing fact. As a thread infers a new fact (i.e., one that is not already in the collection of facts), the thread adds that inferred fact to the collection of facts. When a thread adds a new fact to the collection, the thread also applies the rules to that new fact. After the threads complete execution, the inference system may apply the rules to the facts of the collection, including the newly inferred facts, by again launching a thread for each fact to apply the rules to that fact. The inference system performs this processing iteratively until a termination condition is satisfied.
Cray | Date: 2014-05-23
The present invention provides a method of preserving packet ordering in a multi-path network having a plurality of network elements interconnected by network links wherein for each data packet arriving at an egress port of the multi-path network, a delivery acknowledgement is issued by the egress port and is transmitted across the network following in reverse the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged, and wherein the state of each link in the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged is updated by the acknowledgement. The present invention further provides a multi-path network for use in a bridge, switch, router, hub or the like, the multi-path network comprising a plurality of network ports; a plurality of network elements; and a plurality of network links interconnecting the network elements and the network ports for transporting data packets, each network egress port including acknowledgement means for issuing a delivery acknowledgement in response to receipt of a data packet and each network element being adapted to transmitted a delivery acknowledgment in the opposite direction along the path taken by the data packet being acknowledged and being further adapted to update the state of at least one of the network links to which it is connected in response to receipt of an acknowledgement. The invention further provides an Ethernet bridge or router incorporating such a multi-path network.
Cray | Date: 2015-04-22
A system for updating an index into a tuple table of tuples is provided. An indexing system updates an index into a tuple table using fine-grain locking of the index. The index includes a values table with an entry for each index value of an index field that references a value-tuple table that includes, for each tuple with the index value, a row that identifies a tuple of the tuple table with that indexed value. After a new tuple is added to the tuple table with a value, the index is updated by locking the entry in the values table, updating the value-tuple table for the value, and then unlocking the entry. When the index is accessed for locating tuples with a value, the accessor locks the entry in the values table for the value, uses the value-tuple table to locate the tuples, and unlocks the entry.
Cray | Date: 2015-02-03
A method and system for detecting congestion in a network of nodes, abating the network congestion, and identifying the cause of the network congestion is provided. A congestion detection system may comprise a detection system, an abatement system, and a causation system. The detection system monitors the performance of network components such as the network interface controllers and tiles of routers to determine whether the network is congested such that a delay in delivering packets becomes unacceptable. Upon detecting that the network is congested, an abatement system abates the congestion by limiting the rate at which packets are injected into the network from the nodes. Upon detecting that the network is congested, a causation system may identify the job that is executing on a node that is the cause of the network congestion.
Cray | Date: 2015-10-19
A system and method for cooling a plurality of electronics cabinets having horizontally positioned electronics assemblies. The system includes at least one blower configured to direct air horizontally across the electronics assemblies, and at least one intercooler configured to extract heat from the air flow such that the system is room neutral, meaning that the ambient temperature remains constant during operation of the system. A plurality of chassis backplanes and power supplies may also include an intercooler, wherein the intercoolers are electronically controlled such that the system is room neutral.