SEATTLE, WA, Mar 30, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) announced today
that the Cray CX1(TM) deskside supercomputer will now ship with the
Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 Series, formerly code-named
"Nehalem." Intel's new generation of intelligent processors
accelerates performance, saves energy and features more than three
times greater memory bandwidth than the previous-generation
"The Cray CX1 system is designed to drive high performance computing
farther into the mainstream, and we are delighted with the excitement
the system has generated with customers and our reseller partners,"
said Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity solutions
group and marketing at Cray. "Incorporating the Intel Xeon processor
5500 series into our deskside supercomputer is another important
milestone as customers can now benefit from the combination of
'ease-of-everything' supercomputing and the performance boost of
With the addition of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, the Cray
CX1 system now features a new Intel(R) Core(TM) microarchitecture that
increases high performance computing (HPC) application performance by
up to three times without requiring further investment in software
development. Additionally, the microarchitecture combines innovative
features to deliver intelligent and scalable performance that is
significantly more energy efficient than previous architectures.
"The Intel and Cray collaboration allows HPC users to leverage
leading processor technologies and supercomputing expertise to help
solve challenging science, engineering and design problems," said
Richard Dracott, Intel Corporation's General Manager of High
Performance Computing. "The new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series is a
great fit for the Cray CX1 system."
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.
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.
SOURCE: Cray Inc.