Cray to Install a Liquid-Cooled Cray CS300 Cluster Supercomputer at Mississippi State University

Cray to Install a Liquid-Cooled Cray CS300 Cluster Supercomputer at Mississippi 
State University 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/02/13 --  Global supercomputer
leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced it has been awarded a
contract to provide Mississippi State University with a Cray(R)
CS300-LC(TM) system -- a liquid-cooled version of the Cray CS300
cluster supercomputer. The new Cray system, nicknamed "Shadow," will
be located at the University's High Performance Computing
Collaboratory (HPC^2), and will serve as the primary high performance
computing system for shared research. 
The HPC^2 at Mississippi State University supports a coalition of
member centers and groups that are focused on multidisciplinary,
team-research activities, and share a common core objective of
advancing the state-of-the-art in computational science and
engineering using high performance computing. This effort spans a
wide range of application disciplines, and several of the member
centers have extensive physical and experimental modeling and
analysis capabilities to complement their computational efforts. The
HPC^2 member centers and institutes include: 


 
--  Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
--  Center for Battlefield Innovation
--  Center for Computational Sciences
--  Geosystems Research Institute
--  Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology
--  Northern Gulf Institute

  
"Our mission is to serve the University, State and Nation through
excellence in computational science and engineering, and we are
pleased to have the resources of a Cray supercomputer to support our
efforts," said Trey Breckenridge, director of high performance
computing at Mississippi State. "With the Cray CS300 system and its
advanced liquid-cooling architecture, we will provide our vast user
community with a cost-effective and energy-efficient high performance
computing system that is also a powerful and technologically-advanced
tool for scientific research." 
The Cray CS300-LC system features an innovative, liquid-cooled design
that uses warm water heat exchangers instead of chillers to directly
cool the compute processors and memory, allowing for a more efficient
removal of system heat. Designed for three times the energy savings
per-rack over air-cooled systems, the Cray CS300
-LC uses less energy,
features a lower total-cost-of-ownership, and gives customers the
ability to realize a faster return-on-investment.  
"The HPC^2 at Mississippi State University is a diverse coalition of
members with a wide array of high performance computing needs and
applications, and we are honored that a Cray CS300-LC cluster
supercomputer is the solution they selected to conduct their
scientific research," said Daniel Kim, senior vice president and
general manager of cluster solutions at Cray. 
Mississippi State University's 322-teraflop Cray CS300-LC cluster
supercomputer will include new Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2600 v2 processors
(formerly code named "Ivy Bridge") and Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM)
coprocessors. The system is expected to be delivered later this year. 
The Cray CS300 series of cluster supercomputers are scalable, cluster
solutions that group optimized, industry-standard building block
server platforms into a unified, fully-integrated system. Available
with air or liquid-cooled architectures, Cray CS300 systems provide
superior price/performance, energy efficiency and configuration
flexibility. The systems are integrated with Cray's HPC software
stack and include software tools compatible with most open source and
commercial compilers, schedulers, and libraries. Cray CS300 systems
also feature the Cray Advanced Cluster Engine, an essential
management software suite designed to provide network, server,
cluster and storage management capabilities that are necessary to run
large, complex technical applications. 
For more information on Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers, please
visit www.cray.com/CS300. 
About Mississippi State University
 Among the nation's leading major
research universities, Mississippi State has been designated by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as "a very high
research activity university," which represents the highest level of
research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S.
Mississippi State is the only school in the state with the
distinction, and one of only 108 nationwide. MSU's research
expenditures totaled $233 million in 2012. Discover more at
www.msstate.edu. 
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
www.cray.com for more information. 
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