Cray Adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU Accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors to Its Line of Cray XC30 Supercomputers

Cray Adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU Accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors to Its 
Line of Cray XC30 Supercomputers 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/13 --  Global supercomputer
leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company has
broadened its support for accelerators and coprocessors, and is now
selling the Cray(R) XC30(TM) series of supercomputers with NVIDIA(R)
Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) coprocessors.
This marks the latest step in Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision,
which is focused on delivering innovative systems that integrate
diverse technologies like multi-core and many-core processing into a
unified architecture. 
"Our first experience with climate and materials science applications
showed that replacing one of the multi-core processors in the XC30
with an NVIDIA Tesla GPU boosts application performance and
disproportionally reduced energy to solution," said Thomas
Schulthess, professor at ETH Zurich and director of the Swiss
National Supercomputing Center, which was one of the first Cray
customers to order a hybrid Cray XC30 system. "This provides
necessary proof of principle in favor of hybrid compute nodes as a
promising solution to the energy challenges we face in
"We designed the Cray XC30 supercomputer to be the realization of our
Adaptive Supercomputing vision, which is about providing customers
with a powerful, flexible tool for solving a multidisciplinary array
of computing challenges," said Peg Williams, Cray's senior vice
president of high performance computing systems. "Integrating diverse
accelerator and coprocessor technologies into our XC30 systems gives
our customers a variety of processing options for their demanding
computational needs. Equally as important, Cray XC30 supercomputers
feature an innovative software environment that allows our customers
to optimize their use of diverse processing options for their unique
Leveraging years of successful production accelerator experience,
adding the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPU
accelerators is a continuation of Cray's support for innovative
hybrid supercomputing technologies. In addition to now being offered
in both the Cray XC30 and Cray XC30-AC systems, Intel Xeon Phi
coprocessors and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators are also available in
the Cray(R) CS300(TM) line of cluster supercomputers.  
"The Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) coprocessor is designed for high-density
computing and highly parallel processing while offering important
efficiencies in programmability for the software developer
community," said Rajeeb Hazra, Intel Vice President & General
Manager, Technical Computing Group. "The performance and
programmability of Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) coprocessors, along with the
Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors, will enable a powerful and energy
efficient Cray XC30 supercomputer that will be broadly applicable for
scientists, engineers, and researchers in achieving their
breakthrough innovations."  
"From identifying new ways to battle HIV to enabling the design of
safer buildings that better withstand large earthquakes, NVIDIA GPU
accelerators are enabling researchers worldwide to advance discovery
and innovation in all areas of science," said Sumit Gupta, general
manager of Tesla Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. "Combining Cray
XC30 supercomputers with Tesla K20X GPUs, the world's highest
performance accelerators, gives scientists and engineers unmatched
computational horsepower and application support to overcome even the
most difficult scientific challenges." 
About the Cray XC30 supercomputers
 Previously code-named "Cascade,"
the Cray XC30 supercomputers are Cray's most advanced HPC systems and
are engineered to meet the performance challenges of today's HPC
users. The Cray XC30 and Cray XC30-AC supercomputers feature the
unique Aries system interconnect; a Dragonfly network topology that
frees applications from locality constraints; innovative cooling
systems to lower customers' total cost of ownership; the
next-generation of the scalable, high performance Cray Linux
Environment supporting a wide range of ISV applications; Cray's HPC
optimized programming environment; and the ability to handle a wide
variety of processor types. 
Additional information on the Cray XC30 supercomputers can be found
on the Cray website at 
About Cray Inc.
 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 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. 
Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and
other countries, and Cray(R) XC30(TM) and Cray(R) CS300(TM) are
trademarks of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned
herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. 
Cray Media:
Nick Davis
Cray Investors:
Paul Hiemstra
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.