Cray Introduces Next-Generation Linux Supercomputers

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. launched the Cray XT5(TM) family of supercomputers, marking a significant step toward Cray's vision of adaptive supercomputing. Incorporating all the benefits of the successful Cray XT(TM) line, the Cray XT5 massively parallel processor (MPP) system includes a new compute blade that quadruples local memory capacity, doubles processor density and improves energy efficiency for a significant reduction in total cost of ownership for customers. Continuing to drive industry leadership in extreme scalability, the Cray XT5 family also includes the industry's first integrated hybrid supercomputer, the Cray XT5h(TM) system. With new programming paradigms and processor technologies, the Cray XT5h system optimizes application efficiency and helps customers tackle problems that cannot currently be solved on a single architecture system.

"The Cray XT5 family delivers superior sustained application performance from a single cabinet to massive scale while offering lower power consumption, industry-leading high density packaging, innovative cooling technologies and a fully upgradeable path from Cray XT3 and Cray XT4 systems," said president and CEO Peter Ungaro. "This new product family builds on the scalability of the Cray XT product line with the added productivity benefits of hybrid processing to deliver shorter times to solution and competitive advantages to our customers over a wider range of applications."

Cray XT5 Supercomputer

The Cray XT5 system is the world's most scalable Linux-based supercomputer. It combines unprecedented sustained application performance with exceptional manageability, lower cost of ownership and broad application and tools support to large supercomputer class machines. A number of prominent independent software vendors (ISVs) have pledged their support of the new system, including CD-adapco, Exa Corporation, Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC), and Software Cradle.