June 01, 2010
SEATTLE, Wash and HAMBURG, Germany, June 1 -- At the 2010 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, Germany, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology (KTH: Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan) is the latest organization to order a Cray XT6m supercomputing system. KTH's PDC Center for High Performance Computing is acquiring a 93-teraflops Cray XT6m supercomputer as part of a national plan by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) to provide Sweden's scientists with access to world-class high performance computing resources.
The new Cray XT6m supercomputer, which uses the new 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor, will support scientists in a wide range of disciplines, including computational chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics and other areas.
"The Cray XT6m system is an integrated supercomputing solution that will provide Swedish scientists with unprecedented capabilities for increased scientific productivity," said Dr. Erwin Laure, director of the PDC Center for High Performance Computing. "The new supercomputer will allow users to run larger and more complex problems with higher resolution than was possible with our previous computing resources."
"We are very excited that PDC/KTH has selected Cray," said Dr. Ulla Thiel, Cray vice president, Europe. "We are proud to welcome this prestigious institution to the growing community of Cray customers in Europe. The Cray XT6m supercomputer has been a huge success with top European research institutions that need a higher performing and more tightly integrated production system than commodity clusters can offer."
The Cray XT6m is the second generation of Cray's midrange supercomputer and it is designed to effectively scale down Cray's high-end systems such that an expanded base of users have access to the benefits of a high-end Cray system. Upgradeable from a Cray XT5m, the Cray XT6m builds on the reliability and efficiency of the Cray XT product line but is optimized to support scalable application workloads in the midrange high performance computing market where applications require up to 13,000 cores of processing power.
About the PDC Center for High Performance Computing
PDC operates leading-edge, high performance computers on a national level as part of the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). PDC offers easily accessible computational resources that primarily cater to the needs of Swedish academic research and education. PDC also takes part in major international projects to develop high-performance computing for the future while remaining a leading national resource in parallel computing.
About Cray Inc.
As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology is designed to enable scientists and engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications. 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 surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
Source: Cray Inc.
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