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Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000

1 Feb 2012 Seattle - Cray renewed his efforts to deliver supercomputers to customers in the midrange supercomputing market. With prices starting at $200,000, an expanded base of researchers, scientists and engineers can now purchase a Cray system that marries the tightly integrated features of Cray's high-end supercomputers with the ease-of-use and affordability of the company's previous line of Cray CX systems.

Available now, Cray's new entry-level midrange configuration combines the lower system cost and wide breadth of software application support previously found only in the Cray CX1 and Cray CX1000 systems with the proven petascale technologies and scalable architecture of the Cray XE6m and Cray XK6m line. Also included are all of the best features of the company's high-end systems, such as Cray's Gemini interconnect, the latest version of the Cray Linux Environment, powerful AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs.

"The Cray CX line was a success for us as it allowed us to reach a new segment of users in a broader set of industries", stated Peg Williams, Cray's senior vice president of high performance computing systems. "For some time, customers have been looking for us to combine the strengths of both of our product offerings into a single architecture and we've now accomplished that goal. By adding the final pieces to the puzzle - low starting prices, broad ISV applications support, scalability and a tightly integrated architecture - we now have an ideal supercomputing product to successfully meet the needs of the midrange market."

The new offering features enhancements to Cray's Cluster Compatibility Mode (CCM), which gives customers the ability to run applications from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) without modification. First introduced in April 2010, CCM is a fully standard x86 Linux environment that allows for simple, out-of-the box installation and running of parallel ISV applications without porting, re-linking or recompilation. This latest version of CCM, which continues support for multiple MPI libraries, also includes a number of new improvements that are designed to increase performance.

"Cray's new entry-level configurations leverage its deep HPC technology portfolio to create purpose-built systems for the departmental technical computing market segment", stated Earl Joseph, IDC programme vice president for HPC. "This segment was worth around $3 billion in 2011 and IDC projects that it will grow at a healthy 7 percent to 8 percent CAGR through 2015."

With this expansion of midrange products, the company has now addressed the price-sensitive product application space with the Cray XE and Cray XK architectures, which scale up, or configure down, across the performance spectrum. This delivers an improved and contiguous compatibility over the Cray product lines, supporting migration of applications while delivering an impressive price/performance package ramping up from 6.5 teraflops. These lower-cost Cray XE6m and Cray XK6m systems will now also target the market segments and customers that were previously served by the Cray CX line.
Source: Cray

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-02-06

The Cloud

SGI introduces SGI Modular InfiniteStorage Platform ...

Amazon Web Services announces AWS Storage Gateway to connect enterprise data with the Cloud ...

Dell and Atos to deliver standardized Cloud-based IT infrastructure services for Wolters Kluwer ...

Customers adopt Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management to help maximize valuable assets and achieve business goals ...

FiberCorp provides virtualization services with Cisco technology ...

Dell Cloud Business Applications helps Schoolwires tap into the power of integrated CRM ...

Gridstore's scale-out storage solution wins the 2011 Cloud Computing Excellence Award ...

IBM completes acquisition of Emptoris to expand Smarter Commerce Initiative ...

EuroFlash

Call for Posters at "HPC in Asia Workshop" at ISC'12 ...

Three new members of PRACE ...

PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres ...

Altair launches new applications to run, monitor and manage workloads and results efficiently ...

USFlash

Adaptive Computing strengthens its management team with new Chief Financial Officer ...

Cray launches new midrange initiative with supercomputers now starting at $200,000 ...

Oracle ships over 1 Exabyte of media for StorageTek T10000C tape drives ...

Rogue Wave delivers early access version of TotalView for IBM Blue Gene/Q-based system to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...

Oracle's SPARC T4 server momentum expands demand for SPARC systems ...

Oracle’s SPARC T4 servers in high demand in the communications industry ...

Earth Simulator supercomputer used to forecast 2012 climate patterns ...

AMD strategy transformation brings agile delivery of industry-leading IP to the market ...

Cray Inc. to present at Stifel Nicolaus 2012 Technology and Telecom Conference ...

One step closer to resource efficient IT: The Green Grid announces agenda and session topics for Forum 2012 ...

HP simplifies networking with broadest choice of OpenFlow-enabled switches ...

University of Florida's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing awarded prize for technology innovation ...

Olivucci models potential of toxic algae photoreceptors ...

Oracle beats NetApp and EMC in Storage magazine Quality Awards for NAS ...

Raritan enhances its leadership position in DCIM with dcTrack 2.6 ...