Cray’s newest supercomputer helps companies with big data

Cray is known for selling massive machines to government agencies, but its Urika-GX system is made to help companies — and one baseball team — understand their big data. Seattle-based Cray announced a new supercomputer Tuesday that appeals to commercial customers, a booming market for Cray. The company, long known for selling massive supercomputers to… Read more »

NASA funds interstellar flight system, 7 other wild space tech ideas

NASA has funded eight advanced-technology concepts that agency officials believe could help transform space science and exploration. The high-risk, high-reward ideas — which received grants under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program — include a possible way to induce a hibernation-like state in Mars-bound astronauts and a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft… Read more »