Cray, Deloitte Bring Supercomputing Power to Security Analytics
In a partnership between Cray and Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services, the two bring subscription-based supercomputer power to security analytics capabilities.The challenges of modern cyber-security are complex, so complex that a supercomputer can make a big difference. That's the hope of supercomputer vendor Cray and its partner Deloitte Advisory Cyber Risk Services. The two announced a subscription-based Cyber Reconnaissance and Analytics service that uses the recently announced Cray Urika-GX supercomputer that can provide up to 1,728 compute cores, 22 terabytes of memory and 35TB of solid-state drive storage. Perhaps, even more importantly, the Urika-GX has been designed to help enable big data workloads, including Apache Hadoop and Spark. "What we were dealing with was a lot of data that we needed to be able to process in a short amount of time with the ability to handle both structured and unstructured data," Gordon Hannah, cyber-reconnaissance and analytics leader for Deloitte Advisory Cyber-Risk Services and principal at Deloitte & Touche, told eWEEK. "That really drove us to look at the Cray platform." Barry Bolding, chief strategy officer at Cray, explained that the Urika-GX includes Cray's Aries interconnect, which provides the ability to access memory on other nodes as if it resided on the local compute node.
"Think of it as a cluster, but with a single global address space for all the memory in the cluster," Bolding told eWEEK.