SEATTLE, WA, Jun 24, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced
that customers who purchase a Cray CX1(TM) deskside supercomputer can
now personalize their systems with new storage features. Available
immediately, Cray CX1 customers now have two more options in
configuring their deskside supercomputers -- solid-state drives
(SSDs) and large capacity, fixed-drive storage blades.
"The addition of these new storage options is intended to further
broaden the customer base for the Cray CX1 system by providing
enhanced storage choices to add to the existing compute,
visualization and accelerator blades," said Ian Miller, senior vice
president of the productivity solutions group and marketing at Cray.
"Flexibility and customization are important aspects of the Cray CX1,
and we are excited to provide our customers with yet another means to
personalize their deskside supercomputers."
The large capacity, fixed-drive storage blade accommodates up to 4.5
terabytes of storage per blade. With a configuration that allows for
up to four total storage blades, a single Cray CX1 system can
accommodate 18 terabytes of total storage. The SSD storage option is
available in two sizes -- 32 gigabytes or 64 gigabytes -- for a
maximum of 256 gigabytes of total SSD storage. SSDs provide customers
with faster read/write speeds and faster input/output operations per
second than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). Also, SSDs consume
less electrical power than HDDs while providing greater reliability
due to the absence of moving parts.
About the 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+ or Platform Cluster Manager,
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
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 is a registered trademark, and Cray CX1 is a trademark of Cray
Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the
trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE: Cray Inc.