SEATTLE, WA, Mar 06, 2007 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today said
that, based on customer demand and as part of its previously
announced long-term agreement with AMD (NYSE: AMD), the company will
support the new standard and low-power AMD Opteron(TM) processors.
Cray will offer AMD Opteron processor Models 1220 (2.8 GHz, 103
watts) and 1218 HE (2.6 GHz, 68 watts) in future versions of the
company's Cray XT4(TM) supercomputer series.
"The increased performance-per-watt of the new low-power processors
helps reduce total cost of ownership while preserving the other proven
advantages of AMD Opteron processors," said Cray Chief Technology
Officer Steve Scott. "The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect
Architecture, in combination with the Cray XT(TM) series'
purpose-built HPC interconnect, supports unrivaled reliability,
scalability and performance in large systems."
The Cray XT4 supercomputer utilizes socket AM2, which supports AMD
Opteron processor Model 1220 as well as the new 1218 HE. System
upgrades to native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are expected to
be available later this year.
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.
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. Among
these are the technical challenges of developing high-performance
computing systems, including potential delays in development
projects; Cray's ability to scale the system to the targeted level of
performance; 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.
Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray XT4 and Cray XT are
trademarks, of Cray Inc.
AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced
Micro Devices, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
SOURCE: Cray Inc.