Cray Inc. to Launch New Supercomputer and Cluster System

Both systems are outfitted with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

Cray Inc. has unveiled the Cray XC40 supercomputer and Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer. These systems are the next generation models of the company’s high-end supercomputing systems and cluster solutions. The complete line features the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family and provides users with 2 times improvement in performance, the company states.

The Cray CXC40 is available with DataWarp technology, which is an applications I/O accelerator and introduces a new tier of flash SSD (solid state drives).

The CS400 cluster is comprised of optimized, industry-standard building block servers. They feature the Cray Advanced Cluster Engine software and the Cray Programming Environment.

Also added to the two new systems is NVIDIA Tesla GPU (graphics processing unit) accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

“The Cray XC40 and CS400 products are a leap forward in our supercomputer and cluster capabilities,” said Barry Bolding, vice president of Marketing and Business Development, Cray Inc. “Our new next-generation systems include support for future processors and accelerators, and currently feature improvements in the Cray Programming Environment that are designed to dramatically improve performance and efficiency across both systems. With the innovative DataWarp I/O acceleration technology for the Cray XC40, as well as the advancements in our cluster solutions, we continue to provide our customers with a portfolio of industry leading supercomputing solutions that are well beyond our competition.”

For more information, visit Cray Inc.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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