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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Puts Cray XC40 Supercomputer Into Production

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST) has put a Cray® XC40™ supercomputer into production. JAIST, a postgraduate university located in Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan and one of the country’s premier academic research centers, is using its new Cray XC40 system as it primary supercomputing resource supporting computational research across the University.

The three-cabinet Cray XC40 supercomputer is the latest in a long history of Cray systems used to advance scientific research at JAIST. Previous Cray supercomputers at JAIST have included the Cray T3E™, Cray XT3™, and Cray XC30™ systems. In addition to powering data-intensive research in a wide array of scientific disciplines at JAIST, the new Cray XC40 supercomputer will also help speed advancements in the development of new algorithms for highly-parallel computers and will perform large-scale simulations in nanotechnology and biomechanics.

“JAIST is committed to conducting world-class research activities that leverage the abilities of our highly-skilled faculty members and students, our advanced research facilities, and cutting-edge technologies, and Cray supercomputers continue to play a vital role in our efforts,” said Yasushi Inoguchi, Professor of the Research Center for Advanced Computing Infrastructure, JAIST. “Our new Cray XC40 supercomputer will support our mission of becoming a premier center of excellence in education and research.”

“Cray has enjoyed a long, collaborative partnership with JAIST, and we continue to take great pride in providing the University’s user community with advanced supercomputing technologies for achieving breakthrough results,” said Mamoru Nakano, president of Cray Japan. “The addition of this new Cray system at the JAIST is another example of our continued drive to expand our presence in Japan.”

The Cray XC series of supercomputers are designed to handle the most challenging workloads requiring sustained multi-petaflop performance. The Cray XC40 supercomputers incorporate the Aries high performance network interconnect for low latency and scalable global bandwidth, as well as the latest Intel® Xeon processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, and NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators. The Cray XC supercomputers deliver on Cray’s commitment to performance supercomputing with an architecture and software environment that provides extreme scalability and sustained performance.

For more information on the Cray XC supercomputers, please visit the Cray website at

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) was founded in October 1990 as the first independent national graduate school in Japan to carry out graduate education based on research at the highest level in advanced science and technology. Organized into three graduate schools (knowledge science, information science and materials science), JAIST provides up-to-date graduate training for about 900 students while maintaining competitive research programs through various dedicated centers, such as technical computing, nanotechnology and information security. For more information, go to

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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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