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CRAY CX1000 Supercomputer to Feature the New Intel Xeon Processor E7 Family

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Cray Inc. has announced that the Cray CX1000 supercomputer is now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E7 family-based platform. The new Intel Xeon processor E7 family will be featured in the Cray CX1000-S compute configuration of the Cray CX1000 system.

The symmetric multiprocessing (SMP)-based Cray CX1000-S configuration provides users with up to 128 cores of “big memory” computing built on Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) technology.

“Engineers, researchers and scientists want an affordable, mid-range high performance computing system that is architected with the latest technology, and the Cray CX1000-S system is designed to meet these evolving needs,” says Barry Bolding, vice president of Cray’s products division. “With advanced CPU, GPU and now symmetric multiprocessing solutions based on today’s launch of the latest Intel Xeon processors, Cray CX1000 customers can apply a customized supercomputing resource built with cutting-edge processing technology to their unique set of scientific challenges.”

The Cray CX1000 supercomputer is priced starting at under $100,000, and provides high performance computing (HPC) users with a hybrid supercomputing architecture. Each configuration allows Cray CX1000 customers to architect a supercomputing system designed to solve computationally intensive problems with scale-out, scale-up or accelerated computing solutions, according to the company.

“There is growing user demand for more affordable high performance computing,” says Raj Hazra, general manager of High Performance Computing at Intel. “Cray and Intel are providing opportunities for a whole new segment of the market to address complex problems with the Cray CX1000 based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 family.”

Available in one to four chassis in a single, standalone cabinet, the three compute configurations for the Cray CX1000 system include the Cray CX1000-C, Cray CX1000-G and the Cray CX1000-S. The compute-based Cray CX1000-C features the dual-socket Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series for scale-out cluster computing; the Cray CX1000-G uses the NVIDIA Tesla GPUs for accelerator-based HPC; and the Cray CX1000-S features the Intel Xeon Processor E7 family. These technologies can be configured together to provide one system to meet a range of HPC application workloads.

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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