Swedish technology centre invests in Cray supercomputing system

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Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology has ordered a Cray XT6m supercomputing system for its PDC Center for High Performance Computing. The acquisition is part of a national plan by the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC) to provide Sweden's scientists with access to world-class high performance computing resources.

The new Cray XT6m supercomputer, which uses the new 12-core AMD Opteron 6100 Series processor, will support scientists in a wide range of disciplines, including computational chemistry, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics and other areas.

'The Cray XT6m system is an integrated supercomputing solution that will provide Swedish scientists with unprecedented capabilities for increased scientific productivity,' said Dr Erwin Laure, director of the PDC Center. 'The new supercomputer will allow users to run larger and more complex problems with higher resolution than was possible with our previous computing resources.'