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Asia development for Cray

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Global supercomputer company Cray has announced that the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST) has put Asia’s first Cray XC30 supercomputer into production.

JAIST, one of Japan’s premier academic research centres, is using its new Cray XC30 supercomputer for research into massively parallel programming and a variety of scientific pursuits.

The two-cabinet Cray XC30 supercomputer at JAIST has a peak performance of more than 118 teraflops, and is the Institute’s main system for its high-performance computing (HPC) facility.

Researchers and scientists at JAIST are applying the advanced HPC technologies offered in the Cray XC30 supercomputer towards speeding advancements in the development of new algorithms for highly parallel computers, performing large scale simulations in nanotechnology and biomechanics, and a wide range of other scientific disciplines.

'JAIST follows a philosophy of developing the next-generation of world-class scientists and researchers through an academic environment that is rich in science and technology,' said professor Mineo Kaneko, director of the research centre for advanced computing infrastructure at JAIST.

'The pioneering Cray XC30 supercomputer will accelerate our efforts of advancing leading-edge research and education.'