6 June 2013
Cray has introduced the Cray XC30-AC supercomputer – the company’s addition to its series of Cray XC30 systems.
Shipping now, the new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer includes all of the advanced high-performance computing (HPC) technologies offered in the Cray XC30 system, and features aggressive price points intended to attract a new a class of HPC users – the technical enterprise.
With prices starting at $500,000, the Cray XC30-AC (air cooled) supercomputer economises the packaging, networking, cooling and power options of the Cray XC30 system to provide customers with the optimal balance of features and footprint that matches their unique price/performance requirements.
The Cray XC30-AC enables technical enterprise HPC users in fields such as manufacturing, life sciences, financial services and energy to apply supercomputing resources towards solving the growing technical and business challenges that can only be addressed with high-end HPC technology.
'Innovation is not limited to Fortune 100 companies. There are many Fortune 1000 companies, and even departments within Fortune 100 companies, with a growing need for a supercomputing system that provides a critical tool for taking advantage of performing complex simulations,' said Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems.
'With all of the features and functionality of our high-end Cray XC30 systems, our new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer is perfectly suited for technical enterprise customers, giving them the ability to leverage all of the world-class computational resources of a Cray supercomputer at much lower starting price points.'