SEATTLE, WA and SAN JOSE, CA, Nov 18, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) and Clustercorp today announced the
immediate availability of the Cray CX1 deskside supercomputer
preloaded with Rocks+ 5, the commercial version of the Rocks Cluster
Distribution for Linux users. The joint solution is fully certified
as Intel(R) Cluster Ready and ships with Intel Cluster Checker
preloaded and pre-tuned.
The Cray CX1 supercomputer is the "right size" in performance,
functionality, and cost for individuals and departmental workgroups
who want to harness high performance computing (HPC) without the
complexity of traditional clusters. Priced from $25,000, the Cray
CX1 is designed to be easy to purchase, deploy, operate and upgrade.
Purpose-built for offices, laboratories and university departments,
it is the world's highest-performing computer that uses standard
"Cray is excited to combine the Cray CX1 with Rocks+," said Ian
Miller, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Cray. "A
principal goal for the Cray CX1 was to bring HPC to a wide range of
new users by breaking new ground in affordability and adaptability.
With Rocks+ and Intel Cluster Ready the Cray CX1 is simple to
install, program and use with a broad array of applications from
Intel Cluster Ready systems give users confidence that their cluster
will work as it should, right away, so they can start solving new
problems sooner and decrease total cost of ownership. Users benefit
from a long list of registered Intel Cluster Ready applications,
which run with ease, without interoperability issues.
"Intel collaborated closely with Cray and Clustercorp to put together
a seamless Intel Cluster Ready solution," said Richard Dracott,
Intel's general manager of High Performance Computing. "Intel Cluster
Ready is the result of our vision of the need for simplicity to
enable more organizations to adopt HPC. By simplifying the
installation, deployment and supportability of clusters, we can
broaden the scope of users who can take advantage of the inherent,
proven benefits of HPC technologies."
Rocks+ is the commercial version of the Rocks Cluster Distribution --
an end-to-end HPCC software stack, which includes the operating
system, cluster management middleware, libraries, and compilers; with
enterprise class commercial support from Clustercorp, which was
founded by the leaders in the Rocks community. Available Rocks+Rolls
include the Intel(R) Roll, PGI(R) Roll, OFED Roll, TotalView(R) Roll
and Moab(R) Roll (Rocks+MOAB). Clustercorp also supports open source
Rolls including the Torque Roll and SGE (Sun Grid Engine) Roll.
"We are delighted to see Clustercorp and Cray collaborate on the
Linux version of the Cray CX1," said Philip Papadopoulos, PhD, head of
the Rocks project at the University of California, San Diego. "Cray
has long been an innovator in our industry; it is exciting to see one
of the original leaders in traditional supercomputing team up with
one of the driving forces behind the Linux-based commodity cluster
"Clustercorp is thrilled to add Rocks+ 5 to Cray's fervently watched
Cray CX1 launch," said Tim McIntire, president and co-founder of
Clustercorp. "The design foundations of the Cray CX1 -- including
simplicity and repeatability -- line up perfectly with the principle
goals behind Clustercorp's Rocks+ product line."
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.
Clustercorp, a privately held corporation based in San Jose,
California, was founded by core members of the Rocks community to
provide commercial software, services, and support for the Rocks
cluster distribution. Clustercorp's primary product line is the
commercial version of Rocks called Rocks+, which includes
Rocks+Support, Rocks+Rolls, and Rocks+Moab. More information can be
found at www.clustercorp.com or by calling (408) 694-3564.
Rocks+ includes software developed by the Rocks Cluster Group at the
San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San
Diego and its contributors.
Rocks(R) is a registered trademark of the Regents of the University
of California. 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.
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Clustercorp Media Contact:
408/694-3564 x 106
SOURCE: Cray Inc.