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|Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute Boosts Research With New Cray XC50 Supercomputer|
RTRI chose the Cray XC50 system for its processing capacity and for its ability to provide five times faster processing speeds, allowing researchers to run simulation programs to analyze technical issues in railways with more accuracy and provide more tangible solutions.
“With the Cray XC50, we have the high-performance computing power we need to drive, positive and significant research outcomes for RTRI,” said Dr. Norimichi Kumagai, president of RTRI. “In addition, we are applying our expertise to continue research in enhancing the safety and technology of railways throughout
Cray has a longstanding and productive relationship with RTRI. In 2013, RTRI put multiple Cray supercomputers into production with the XC30™ and CS300™ systems, enabling the Institute to model the combined behaviors of railway system components in different fields. Today, with the installation of a Cray XC50, RTRI will analyze various phenomena related to railways.
“We are proud to continue our work with RTRI, a long-standing customer in Japan, and we are pleased the Institute will continue to utilize the power of Cray supercomputers toward the development of railway technologies,” said
RTRI’s XC50 system is the third Cray has delivered to RTRI since 2009. The air-cooled XC50 showcases Cray’s commitment to bringing world-class systems, software and the HPC-optimized Aries system interconnect to every data center. Paired with the higher performance storage delivery by Cray ClusterStor L300, the system is designed for balanced, sustained performance across all of RTRI’s workloads. It provides more than 800 teraflops and features five cabinets, using Intel Xeon Gold 6150 18-core (2.7 GHz) processors.
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