AUSTIN, TX and SEATTLE, WA, Nov 19, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- SC08 -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:
CRAY) today announced the availability of NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPU
Computing processors in the new Cray CX1 line of supercomputers. With
"ease-of-everything" features and the ability to fit into a standard
office setting, the Cray CX1 product reflects NVIDIA and Cray's goal
to drive high productivity computing solutions into a broad array of
markets including financial services, oil and gas, life sciences,
government and academic.
"NVIDIA GPU computing technology can powerfully accelerate
computational capability on important classes of applications. The
Cray CX1 system is a flexible platform for individual scientists,
workgroups and departments, and coupled with NVIDA's Tesla computing
processors and Quadro GPUs, the Cray CX1 delivers an
industry-defining supercomputer," said Ian Miller, senior vice
president of sales and marketing at Cray.
Each Tesla processor has hundreds of processor cores that deliver
nearly one teraflop of peak computing performance(1). The Cray CX1
delivers up to four teraflops of performance, right at the deskside,
when configured with four Tesla processors.
"Many organizations today are investigating ways to augment the
computational resources of their cluster and increase productivity,"
said Andy Keane, general manager of the GPU Computing business at
NVIDIA. "The Cray CX1 combined with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs makes massive
compute power accessible to scientists and engineers, transforming
their workflow and enabling them to get results fast, dramatically
increasing the pace of discovery."
Using GPUs, researchers have reported up to 100x speed-up on
applications in fields such as molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry,
finite element analysis, particle simulation, and electronic design
automation. The highly parallel architecture of the GPU has been made
accessible for these industries through the NVIDIA(R) CUDA(TM)
architecture. With NVIDIA's award-winning C-compiler and software
development kit (SDK) for developing parallel computing applications
on GPUs, developers can exploit the GPU's parallel computing
architecture and automatically distribute computing work across tens
of thousands of threads and hundreds of processor cores.
(1) 933 gigaflops - single precision performance as measured by
About Cray Inc.
As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced
supercomputers and world-class services and support to government,
industry and academia. Cray technology enables scientists and
engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating
performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of
their most demanding applications. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing
vision will result in innovative next-generation products that
integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified
architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and
meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to
www.cray.com for more information.
Cray CX1 Supercomputer
The Cray CX1 product is an affordably-priced, deskside supercomputer.
Easy to configure, deploy, administer and use, it is the "right size"
in performance, functionality and cost for a wide range of users, from
the single user who wants a personal supercomputer to a department of
users as a shared clustered resource. Equipped with powerful Intel
Xeon(R) processors and Windows(R) HPC Server 2008 or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux with Clustercorp Rocks+, the Cray CX1 product offers
performance leadership across a broad range of applications and
standard benchmarks. For organizations wanting to harness HPC without
the complexity of traditional clusters, the Cray CX1 supercomputer
delivers the power of a high performance cluster with the ease-of-use
and seamless integration of a workstation.
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the
inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates
breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal
computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the
entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce(R) graphics
products, the professional design and visualization market with its
Quadro(R) graphics products, and the high-performance computing
market with its Tesla(TM) computing solutions products. NVIDIA is
headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia,
Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray CX1 is a trademark of Cray
Inc. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they
are associated. Features, pricing, availability and specifications
are subject to change without notice.
NVIDIA Media Contact
(408) 486 8138
Cray Media Contact:
(206) 701 2123
SOURCE: Cray Inc.