GE Global Research acquires supercomputer

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GE Global Research, the technology development arm for the General Electric company, has invested in a new Cray XE6m supercomputer. The system will be used to support simulation-based engineering and science across the various disciplines at GE Global Research, and enable the company to run more complex simulations in order to explore multi-physics challenges, gain higher fidelity insights and pursue areas of science and product development that could not be simulated using standard commodity clusters.

The Cray XE6m system, the midrange version of the Cray XE6 supercomputer, supports scalable application workloads and offers a  performance-optimised Cray Linux environment. The Cray Cluster Compatibility Mode (CCM) also enables users to benefit from the streamlined installation of a broad set of independent software vendor (ISV) applications. Using the same petascale technologies as the XE6, the XE6m features the company’s Gemini interconnect and AMD Opteron processors, and is fully upgradeable from previous generation Cray XT5m and Cray XT6m systems.