Cray has opened its new supercomputer manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA.
As a result of this second facility and recent upgrades to its existing primary manufacturing site, the company has roughly doubled its manufacturing capacity. It also means that Cray supercomputers will continue to be made in the city where Cray was originally founded – Chippewa Falls.
According to Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray: 'Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. It also allows us to test and integrate Cray systems before they are shipped to customer sites, which decreases the time needed to get systems up and running, and puts productive systems in the hands of our customers as quickly as possible.
'I am pleased our new facility is now up and running, and producing Cray supercomputers that are proudly made in Chippewa Falls.'
The new facility will manufacture Cray’s complete line of supercomputing products, including XC30 supercomputers, CS300 clusters, the YarcData Urika appliance, and Cray Sonexion storage solutions. Cray purchased the building in October 2013 and recently completed significant interior modifications and upgrades.