Cray XMT System Developed to Address Broader Market Opportunities With Solutions Providers
SEATTLE, WA, Nov 13, 2006 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Cray XMT(TM) platform,
a massively multithreaded supercomputing technology that the company
has developed for large-scale, state-of-the-art data analysis work.
Previously code-named "Eldorado" and developed under a government
partnership, the Cray XMT system is the first supercomputer to offer
over one million concurrent processing threads in a single system.
Through partnerships with third-party solution providers, Cray will
make this massively multithreaded platform available for performing
advanced data analysis, data mining and predictive analytics in
markets such as financial services, business intelligence,
bioinformatics, digital media and energy. The Cray XMT platform will
be available in early 2007.
The Cray XMT system joins the Cray XT4(TM) supercomputer (announced
separately today) as the next innovative technology under Cray's
Rainier program, the initial phase of the company's Adaptive
Supercomputing vision. The Rainier program aims to bring all Cray
processing technologies onto a common Cray XT(TM) infrastructure,
allowing diverse and challenging applications to run on a single,
highly scalable foundation without compromising performance or
With custom massively multithreaded processor chips designed for
compatibility under the AMD Torrenza initiative, the Cray XMT system
leverages technology from the Cray XT3(TM) and Cray XT4 systems to
produce a new cost-effective, massively multithreaded supercomputer.
"The Cray XMT platform implements an important new approach to
overcome memory latency, offering the potential to substantially and
cost-effectively accelerate data-intensive applications in a variety
of sectors," said Jan Silverman, Cray senior vice president of
corporate strategy and business development. "In partnership with
government agencies and companies who develop integrated solutions,
we expect this platform to provide levels of performance for data
analysis that have never been achieved before."
For large data-driven problems that today exist in unrelated and
diverse data sets, massively multithreaded processing offers the
potential for breakthrough performance increases. Each processor in
the multithreaded Cray XMT system can handle up to 128 concurrent
threads. The system is designed to scale up to more than 8,000
processors, yielding more than one million concurrent threads that
can operate on as much as 128 terabytes (128 trillion bytes) of
shared physical memory.
For more information about the Cray XMT product and partner program,
go to the Cray website at www.cray.com/products/xmt or contact Dan'l
Pierce (206-701-2021, firstname.lastname@example.org). Information is also available at
Cray's exhibit (booth #1515) at the SC2006 conference starting today
in Tampa, Florida.
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.
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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. Among
these are the technical challenges of developing high-performance
computing systems and the company's ability to scale the system to
the targeted level of performance other technical risks include
potential delays in development projects; timing and level of
government support for supercomputer purchases and research and
development activities; reliance on third-party suppliers, including
delays in availability of parts from suppliers; timing of and
successful porting of application programs to new computing systems;
and successful passing of acceptance tests. For a discussion of these
and other risks, see "Risk Factors" in Cray's most recent Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC.
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SOURCE: Cray Inc.