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Originally appeared in November 9, 2004

Cray Enters SC2004 With Leadership Initiatives, Awards

Cray Inc said it entered 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.

  • With the addition of the new Cray XD1 and Cray XT3 Opteron/Linux-based products to the performance-leading Cray X1 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 processing.
  • Sandia "Red Storm" system. When fully installed, "Red Storm" features 41.5 peak teraflops, 11000-plus AMD Opteron 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.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) showcased its new National Leadership Computing Facility. Oak Ridge plans to deploy a 20-teraflop Cray XT3 supercomputer, along with a 20-teraflop Cray X1E 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) displayed a single-cabinet new Cray XT3 supercomputer and gave presentations in the Cray booth. 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) reported new results on the Cray X1 supercomputer. 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 booth.
  • Cray provided live demos of the new Cray XD1 system. The Alabama Supercomputer Authority 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 Dominates HPCwire Reader's Choice Awards

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 Cray Inc.

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.

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