NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors seen in Cray XC30 Supercomputers
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Cray Inc. today announced the Company has expanded its support for accelerators and coprocessors. Cray is now selling the XC30 series of supercomputers with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision has reached its goal today, which is focusing on delivering innovative systems that integrate diverse technologies like multi-core and many-core processing into a unified architecture.
“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 Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems, Peg Williams. “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 applications.”
The Cray XC30 bear the code-name “Cascade” and are Cray’s most advanced HPC systems supercomputers which were 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.
“The Intel Xeon Phi 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 Xeon Phi coprocessors, along with the Intel Xeon 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.”
More about the Cray XC30 supercomputers can be found on the Cray website here.
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