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|Cray Inc. Enters SC2004 With Industry's Strongest Product Lineup, Major Leadership Initiatives and Awards|
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2004--Cray Inc.
- New Cray Opteron/Linux Supercomputers Start At Under $100,000
And Scale To 144 Teraflops, While Cray X1 System Achieves
Impressive New Results
- Featured: Sandia "Red Storm," Cray X1, Cray XT3, Cray XD1
Systems And New Performance Results. Cray Dominates HPCwire
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) said it is
entering the SC2004 annual supercomputing conference with the world's
most comprehensive and capable lineup of high performance computing
(HPC) products, major leadership initiatives and industry awards.
Cray Dominates HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards
- With the addition of the new Cray XD1(TM) and Cray XT3(TM)
Opteron/Linux-based products to the performance-leading Cray
X1(TM) system, Cray's HPC products now range from 12 to 30,000
processors, begin at under $100,000 (U.S. list), and can scale
applications performance with unrivaled efficiency up to 144
teraflops (trillions of calculations per second). Cray is the
only company offering multiple processing capabilities today:
off-the-shelf microprocessing, vector processing, FPGA
- Sandia "Red Storm" system. For the first time, attendees will
be able to see a piece of the Red Storm system (NNSA/ASC booth
#403). When fully installed, "Red Storm" will feature 41.5
peak teraflops, 11000-plus AMD Opteron(TM) processors, and a
powerful interconnect that will enable it to outperform, on
real-world applications, large-scale clusters with far higher
peak performance and Linpack (Top500) ratings. Sandia will
give presentations and report new results on the nuclear
stockpile program (Cray booth #1021, Tuesday 2pm, 4pm).
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will showcase its new
National Leadership Computing Facility (booth #331). Oak Ridge
plans to deploy a 20-teraflop Cray XT3 supercomputer, along
with a 20-teraflop Cray X1E(TM) vector MPP supercomputer, in
2005. In May 2004, the DOE chose ORNL "to lead a partnership
with a goal of building the world's most powerful
supercomputer by 2007." ORNL plans to expand to a 100-teraflop
Cray system at Oak Ridge in 2006, and to move in 2007 to a
system with over 250 peak teraflops and up to 100 sustained
teraflops on real-world problems. ORNL will give talks in the
Cray booth (Wednesday, 4pm, 5pm).
- The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) will display a
single-cabinet new Cray XT3 supercomputer (booth #110) and
will give presentations in the Cray booth (Tuesday, 1pm). PSC
has successfully run the Advanced Regional Prediction System
(ARPS) from the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms,
led by Kelvin Droegemeier, on a Cray XT3 system.
- The Army HPC Research Center (AHPCRC) will report new results
on the Cray X1 supercomputer (Tuesday, 3pm and Wednesday,
1pm). Warsaw University/ICM (Wednesday, noon) and Ohio
Supercomputer Center (Thursday, 1pm) will discuss plans for
using the Cray X1 system. Cray will present the latest HPCC
benchmark results (Thursday, noon). All presentations in the
- Cray will provide live demos of the new Cray XD1 system. The
Alabama Supercomputer Authority (Tuesday, 11am) and Ohio
Supercomputer Center (Thursday, 10am) will discuss plans for
using this system, and OSC will give a talk on FPGA technology
(Wednesday, 10am). All presentations in the Cray booth.
Cray and Cray customers dominated the 2004 HPCwire Reader's Choice
Awards, capturing five of 19 awards (more than any other organization)
in the following categories:
- Most important emerging technology: Cray -- Red Storm
- Most important HPC technology: Cray -- Red Storm
- Most innovative implementation: PSC -- Red Storm
- Most innovative hardware technology: Cray Inc.
- Best collaboration between government and industry: ORNL and
The company also captured HPCwire Editor's Choice Awards for most
innovative HPC technology, and most important emerging technology (Red
Storm in both cases).
HPCwire is the global high performance computing industry's most
widely read publication. HPCwire readers include the customer
community, government officials, users and vendors.
About Cray Inc.
As the global leader in high performance computing (HPC), Cray
provides innovative supercomputing systems that enable scientists and
engineers in government, industry and academia to meet both existing
and future computational challenges. Building on years of experience
in designing, developing, marketing and servicing the world's most
advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of HPC
systems that deliver unrivaled sustained performance on a wide range
of applications. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are
certain factors that could cause Cray's execution plans to differ
materially from those anticipated by the statements above. These
include the technical challenges of developing high performance
computing systems, fluctuating quarterly operating results, lower
margins and earnings due to significant pricing pressure, government
support and timing of supercomputer system purchases, the successful
porting of application programs to Cray computer systems, reliance on
third-party suppliers, Cray's ability to keep up with rapid
technological change, Cray's ability to compete against larger, more
established companies and innovative competitors, and general economic
and market conditions. For a discussion of these and other risks, see
"Factors That Could Affect Future Results" in Cray's most recent
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.
Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray X1, Cray XD1 and Cray XT3
are trademarks, of Cray Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
CONTACT: For Cray
Steve Conway, 651/592-7441
Victor Chynoweth, 206/701-2280
SOURCE: Cray Inc.