Preconfigured and managed as one single system, the CS300 SMP and CS300 LMS solutions simplify system administration and programming, eliminating the need for separate cluster management software or having to update multiple operating systems and associated applications. With the CS300 LMS system, users can exploit the power of fast access to high speed memory in data analytics visualization for scientific research exploration, engineering design simulations, bio-informatics, weather simulations and more. Cray CS300 SMP users can leverage the processing speed and large memory in analytics and simulations in areas such as electronic design automation, mechanical computer-aided engineering, bio-informatics and financial analysis.
"We are very pleased to offer our customers these preconfigured CS300 systems that contain massive amounts of memory and large numbers of computer cores, and are also easy to deploy, manage and service", stated Daniel Kim, senior vice president and general manager of cluster solutions at Cray. "Researchers and engineers in a wide array of scientific domains with needs for large scale analytics and complex simulations can now take advantage of these very powerful systems."
"Cray has always had a special relationship with the most demanding users, redefining the requirements for high-end systems. With this collaboration, Cray's new large memory and shared memory systems will allow a broader technical computing audience to benefit from the ability to address larger workloads and get faster results", stated Shai Fultheim, CEO and founder of ScaleMP.
The CS300 SMP and LMS systems are based on air-cooled configurations of the Cray CS300 system, and feature hot-swappable, redundant high-efficiency power supplies for energy efficiency, reliability and serviceability. These systems are installed in a standard rack cabinet with optional 480V power distribution, and a choice of 208V or 277V three-phase power supplies. In addition, an option for chilled cooling rack, rear door heat exchangers keeps these densely populated configurations extra cool.
The preconfigured CS300 SMP base system offers large amounts of processing cores and memory to run hundreds to thousands of jobs simultaneously, addressing the need for scalable complex processing research simulations and data analytics. It features a total of 360 Intel Xeon cores with 4.75 Terabytes (TB) of memory and a configuration choice for a single- or dual-rail FDR InfiniBand interconnect. An upgrade option for these base systems is available to increase total cores to 680 and memory to 8.75 TB. Systems are available now with a base price starting at under $300K.
The preconfigured CS300 LMS base system offers direct access to many terabytes of memory without the need for a large number of processors to address the needs for data analytics, visualization and research. The system is designed specifically for extremely high RAM requirements that cannot be satisfied by traditional dual-socket or quad-socket systems. These systems scale from 4.75 to 8.75 TB of memory and from 20 to 32 cores using Intel Xeon processors. Systems are available now with a base price starting under $200K.