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Cray Adds New Intel Xeon Scalable Processors to Cray Supercomputers

SEATTLE, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the Cray® XC50™ supercomputers and the Cray CS™ line of cluster supercomputers will be available with the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. With increased performance and advancements in reliability and serviceability, the new Intel Xeon processors are powerful building blocks in providing Cray XC50 and Cray CS customers with flexible, integrated, and high-performing supercomputing platforms.

“Our customers are at the forefront of running highly-complex analytics, simulation, and AI workloads,” said Fred Kohout, Cray’s senior vice president of products and chief marketing officer. “Adding the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors to our industry-leading supercomputers and cluster systems provides a world-class pairing of innovative supercomputing technologies and advanced processors for achieving breakthrough results.”

“The new Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver the enhanced performance, memory bandwidth and I/O flexibility demanded by a wide range of scientific and commercial applications,” said Trish Damkroger, Vice President of Technical Computing at Intel. “The combination of Cray supercomputers and Intel Xeon Scalable processors will continue to enable researchers and scientists to achieve breakthrough innovations and discoveries.”

The Cray XC50 supercomputers with the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors are available now. The Cray CS500™ cluster supercomputers and the Cray CS-Storm™ accelerated cluster supercomputers with the new Intel Xeon processors will be available in the third quarter of 2017.

The Cray XC50 supercomputers are designed to handle the most challenging workloads requiring sustained multi-petaflop performance. They incorporate the Aries high performance network interconnect for low latency and scalable global bandwidth, as well as the latest Intel® Xeon Scalable processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, and NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators. With a top peak performance of 500 petaflops, and one petaflops in a single cabinet, the Cray XC50 supercomputer delivers on Cray’s commitment to performance supercomputing with an architecture and software environment that provides extreme scalability and sustained performance.

The Cray CS500 cluster supercomputers are industry-standards-based, highly customizable, and expressly designed to handle the most demanding range of simulation, research, analytics, and machine learning problems at scale. Cray CS500 systems provide flexible node configurations featuring the latest processor and interconnect technologies giving customers the ability to tailor a system to specific needs — from an all-purpose high-performance computing cluster to an accelerated system configured for shared memory, large memory, or accelerator-based tasks.

The Cray CS-Storm accelerated cluster supercomputers – the Cray CS-Storm 500GT and the Cray CS-Storm 500NX – are purpose built for the most demanding artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. The systems provide customers with powerful, accelerator-optimized solutions for running machine learning and deep learning applications. Delivered as a fully integrated cluster supercomputer, the Cray CS-Storm systems include the Cray Programming Environment, Cray Sonexion® scale out storage, and full cluster systems management.

For more information on the Cray XC supercomputers, the Cray CS series of cluster supercomputers, and Cray CS-Storm™ accelerated cluster supercomputers please visit the Cray website at

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Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market’s continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

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