Cray Launches High Density Cluster With NVIDIA GPU Accelerators

The Cray CS-Storm is designed to support highly-scalable applications, with peak performance of 11 Teraflops per node.

Cray Inc., a provider of supercomputers, has launched the Cray CS-Storm, a high-density accelerator compute system based on the Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer. The Cray CS-Storm features up to eight NVIDIA Tesla GPU (graphic processing unit) accelerators for a peak performance of more than 11 Teraflops per node.

The Cray CS-Storm is designed to support highly-scalable applications, and provides exceptional performance, energy efficiency and reliability within a small footprint, the company states. It is available in flexible configurations, each 48U standard rack can hold 22 2U computer servers, each with up to eight GPUs.

“With an impressive eight-to-two ratio of GPUs to CPUs, the Cray CS-Storm is an absolute beast of a system,” said Barry Bolding, Cray’s vice president of marketing and business development. “The Cray CS-Storm is built to meet the most demanding compute requirements for production scalability, while also delivering a lower total-cost-of-ownership for customers with accelerator workload environments. With the combination of an extremely efficient cooling infrastructure, Cray’s high-productivity cluster software environment and powerful NVIDIA K40 accelerators, the Cray CS-Storm is designed to be a production workhorse for accelerator-based applications in important areas such as seismic simulation, machine learning and scientific computing.”

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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