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11/12/06 New Opteron-Based Supercomputer Designed To Break Petaflop Barrier - InformationWeek
"Cray unveiled a new Opteron-based supercomputer on Monday that's designed to scale to a peak performance of one petaflop, or 1,000 trillion operations per second. The Cray XT4 supercomputer, formally code named 'Hood', runs AMD's
dual-core Opteron processors. It's designed, according to Cray, to upgrade to AMD's upcoming quad-core processors when the chip technology is released."

Energy lab to run petascale computer - GCN
"Cray Inc. of Seattle will supply the system, named Baker. It will run approximately 24,000 2.6 Ghz
quad-core Opteron processors made by Advanced Micro Devices Inc. The nodes will be housed in 187 liquid-cooled cabinets. The system, which is still in early stages of design, will have either 187 or 400 terabytes of working memory (depending on the cost of memory modules) and from one to 11 petabytes of storage"

Cray sees simple road to recovery - ZDNet
"One of the four chip architectures is Cray's traditional stronghold, vector processors that can execute particular types of mathematical problems very quickly. A second type are the more ordinary Opteron chips from AMD, typically placed in a large number of networked computers. The third are field-programmable gate arrays, chips that can be reconfigured on the fly to run specific programs very quickly."

Cray Selected by UK's AWE to Provide One of World's Largest Supercomputers
"We are excited that AWE will be using Cray's latest technology to fulfill its extremely important mission," said Cray President  "We had Cray systems at AWE 10 years ago and are proud to have AWE back as a partner. This will be Cray's largest system in Europe and our first Cray XT3 contract worldwide with dual-core processors. The AWE win is a very important addition to Cray's international presence."

Hoff and Associates Will Offer Cray XD1 Supercomputers to Clients
Cray Inc. today announced that engineering solutions consultancy Hoff and Associates will offer Cray XD1 supercomputers to its computer-aided engineering (CAE) clients as part of the company's comprehensive solutions portfolio. The Cray XD1 architecture is designed to accelerate engineering and other high-perf computing (HPC) applications that require peak performance to quickly solve complex problems.

Alfred Wegener Institute Selects Cray XD1 Supercomputer for Polar and Marine Research
AWI selected the Cray XD1 system to run advanced polar and marine research applications related to climate and environmental studies, including global circulation models, regional atmospheric models and others. The new Cray system has been installed and taken into production at AWI's facility in Bremerhaven.

CyOptics and Cray to Demonstrate Unprecedented Optical Data Transmission Rates
CyOptics, Inc., a leading supplier of high-speed optical engines for broadband communication solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a study contract by Cray Inc. to collaborate in demonstrating unprecedented optical data transmission rates for future-generation supercomputers.

Audcomp Computer Systems Set to Offer Cray XD1 Supercomputer to Clients Across Canada
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that leading IT integrator and provider Audcomp Computer Systems will offer the Cray XD1 supercomputer to high-performance computing (HPC) clients throughout Canada. The
AMD Opteron/Linux-based Cray XD1 system is purpose-built to handle the demanding scientific and technical computing applications used in research and engineering.

Researchers at DRI Rely on Cray XD1 Supercomputer to Unravel Environmental Mysteries
The Cray XD1 system was purchased with an award from the U.S. Defense University Research and Instrumentation Program given to Dr. Darko Koracin, principal investigator and a research professor at DRI. Dr. Koracin specializes in studying and predicting atmospheric flows and the transport & dispersion of airborne pollutants and tracer substances over complex terrain and oceans by developing and using high-resolution meteorological, dispersion and air-quality models and other computer-based tools.

Cray welds together 10,000 dual-core Opterons - The Inquirer
"The Dual-Core launch AMD threw last week was all about business and high end solutions with the consumer side downplayed quite a bit. The highest end products they showed were from Cray, the XD1 and the XT3, going from a low end of 12 CPUs on the XD1 to a mere 10,000 on the XT3. With dual cores, that number doubles."

Cray XD1 Supercomputer Delivers Unmatched Performance When Running LSTC's LS-DYNA
Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC) today announced that the Cray XD1 Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer has significantly outperformed all other systems running LSTC's popular LS-DYNA computer-aided engineering (CAE) code, according to benchmark results reported by Cray,
Hewlett-Packard, IBM and other high-performance computing (HPC) vendors. In addition, LSTC announced that it has certified LS-DYNA for operation on the Cray XD1 system.

GTSI Adds Cray XD1 Supercomputer to Its Solutions Portfolio
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that it is teaming with government IT leader GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI) to offer the Cray XD1
Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer to government agencies looking for powerful yet cost-effective supercomputing solutions. As a member of the recently launched Cray Channel Partner Program, GTSI will market the Cray XD1 system to a diverse customer base needing exceptional performance and scalability.

Cray Launches New Channel Partner Program Targeting Mid-Market Supercomputer Users
To meet the increasing demand among engineers and researchers throughout the world for affordable high-performance computing (HPC) solutions, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced today that it has launched a Channel Partner Program devoted to marketing and supporting the innovative Opteron/Linux-based Cray XD1 supercomputer. The program already includes firms that have gained distinction in HPC markets across Europe, Asia and North America.

Cray XD1 Supercomputer Chosen as One of Design News' Best Products of 2005
Cray XD1
Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer has been chosen by Design News for a Best Products of the Year Award in the category of hardware. The Best Product award is given to the most innovative and ground-breaking products. The Cray XD1 supercomputer was chosen for its exceptional application performance, ease-of-use and management.

CINECA In Italy Selects Cray XD1 Supercomputer
CINECA, Italy's national supercomputing center, has selected the new Cray XD1 supercomputer to advance scientific and engineering research across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The 144-processor system is the largest ordered by a European customer since the Cray XD1 supercomputer began shipping to Europe in November 2004.

New Cray XD1 Supercomputer Buoyed by Top Benchmark Scores and Strong Sales Momentum
In addition to the HPC Challenge tests, the Cray XD1 supercomputer has topped the competition in a number of other benchmarks. For example, the system proved 91 percent faster than a Xeon/Myrinet cluster, 31 percent faster than an
Opteron/Infiniband cluster and 13 percent faster than on Itanium/Infiniband cluster at 32 processors when tested with Livermore Software's LS-DYNA--a program that is widely used in the automotive industry to simulate real-world automotive collisions

Cray XD1 Supercomputer Outscores Competition in HPC Challenge Benchmark Tests
High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenge benchmark tests show that the Cray XD1
Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer outperforms systems of similar size and price. The Cray XD1 system, which is being demonstrated at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston this week, scored first in one of the eight HPC Challenge performance categories and second in two others, resulting in the highest rating overall in its class and some of the best scores among all the systems tested regardless of size and price.

Japan Science and Technology Corporation Orders Cray XT3 Supercomputer for University
Cray Inc announced that the Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST) has ordered a
Cray XT3 massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputer. The system will be used primarily by Dr. Akira Nishida's group at the University of Tokyo's Department of Computer Science, for testing new software libraries for large-scale simulations.

International Order Valued at $8 Million for Cray X1E and Cray XD1 Supercomputers
Cray Inc. today reported an order valued at approximately $8 million from an unnamed international customer for a Cray X1E supercomputer and a Cray XD1 supercomputer. The two systems are scheduled to be installed in the first half of 2005.

Visual Numerics' IMSL Fortran Library now Available for the Cray XD1 Supercomputer
Visual Numerics Inc., a leading provider of numerical analysis and visualization software, today announced the availability of Visual Numerics' IMSL Fortran Numerical Library 5.0 for the
Cray XD1 supercomputer. As part of the two companies' longstanding relationship, Visual Numerics' mathematical and statistical library will be available on the Cray XD1, an AMD Opteron/Linux system designed to meet the needs of the broad High Performance Computing (HPC) user community

Cray Inc. Begins Shipping Cray XT3 Massively Parallel Supercomputer Based on Red Storm
The Cray XT3 supercomputer's architecture, co-designed with Sandia as part of the $90 million "Red Storm" system contract, delivers superior scalable application performance and value across a range of configurations from 200 to 30,000 processors, with peak performance of up to 144 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second).

Cray reports order for 144-processor Cray XD1 system from Alabama Supercomputer Authority
After successful testing and evaluation of a three-chassis pre-production Cray XD1 system at ASA's Alabama Supercomputer Center, ASA approved implementation of the full system. Cray recently installed a 72-processor Cray XD1 system at the Alabama Supercomputer Center in Huntsville, AL. Later this year, the system will be expanded to a full cabinet of 144 AMD Opteron(TM) processors with 634 billion calculations per second (gigaflops) of peak processing power. Each of these installations will represent the largest configurations of the Cray XD1 installed to date.

USDA selects Cray XD1 supercomputer to improve wildfire smoke plume path prediction
"We were particularly impressed with the Cray XD1's awesome scalability on this challenging interdisciplinary problem. For example, the Linux scheduler synchronizes the execution of tasks across the processors to the microsecond. Cray was the only vendor to offer that kind of customization," Bryce said.

Cray Targets CAE Market with New Cray XD1 Supercomputer
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc.  announced  that the company is targeting computer-aided engineering (CAE) as a primary market for its new Cray XD1
Opteron/Linux-based supercomputer. The Cray XD1 product is "purpose-built" for high performance computing (HPC) applications, including CAE problems, and features breakthrough innovations in interconnect technology, high availability and ease of management. Cray is working with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to exploit the Cray XD1 system's advantages on widely used CAE applications.

Hinditron Secures First Order in India for New Cray XD1  Supercomputer from Saha Institute
Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced that Hinditron, its representative in India, has secured the first order in that country for the new Cray XD1 supercomputer product. A Cray XD1 system with 96 compute processors and more than 422 billion calculations per second (gigaflops) of peak performance will be installed in late 2004 at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics in Kolkata (Calcutta).

Cray Inc. Announces $9.7 Million Red Storm Order from Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
A Red Storm-based system with 2,000
AMD Opteron  processors and 10 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second) of peak performance is scheduled to be installed at PSC by the end of 2004, where it will be made broadly available to the U.S. academic research community. The capability of the system can be greatly expanded in the future.

Cray  to resell PGI high-performance Opteron compilers with new line of MPP Supercomputers
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), today announced a licensing agreement under which Cray Inc. will resell PGI  optimizing F95, C, and C++ compilers and development tools with Cray's Red Storm-based line of massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputers.

07/14/04 -
Cray Inc. Receives Order for Cray X1 and Cray XD1 Systems from Ohio Supercomputer Center
CRAY today announced that the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) has ordered a Cray X1supercomputer and a Cray XD1high-performance computing system. The Cray XD1 system strongly exploits high volume technologies such as
AMD HyperTransport technology and Opteron processors, as well as the Linux operating system, while innovating with a high performance system interconnect known as RapidArray. Read more here

Cray announces advance order for Cray XD1 system from DOE'S Pacific Northwest National Lab
The Cray XD1 system is designed around the Direct Connected Processor architecture, an innovative approach that directly links together processors to provide 30 times higher bandwidth and 30 times lower latency than typical cluster systems available today. Other Cray XD1 innovations include an applications accelerator, reconfigurable logic (FPGAs), self-monitoring and self-healing features for high availability, and single system command and control for simplified system administration

Cray swallows OctigaBay - ZD Net
"Cray announced on Wednesday that it will pay $15m (8m) in cash and 12.7 million in shares, which at closing price that day totalled $115m. But in trading on Thursday, Cray's stock price dropped 69 cents, or 9 percent, to $7.26, lowering the total value of the deal from $130m to $107m. "

Cray to acquire OctigaBay; positions Cray to address entire high performance computing market
Cray Inc. announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held OctigaBay Systems Corporation of Vancouver, British Columbia. OctigaBay is developing an innovative high performance computing (HPC) system designed to make supercomputing performance accessible to the growing community of scientific and technical computing users. This pending acquisition, coupled with Cray's previously announced decision to commercialize the "Red Storm" system, will extend Cray's product portfolio and multiply its addressable market by over four times.

Hanging Tight: OctigaBay 12K Multiprocessor Grasps HPC - Bio IT World
"The 12 AMD Opteron processors deliver about 58 gigaFLOPS (billion floating-point operations per second). A rack of them would provide about 700 gigaFLOPS, roughly the same amount of processing muscle as the 100th most powerful supercomputer."

GDA Technologies Licenses HyperTransport IP cores to Supercomputer Pioneer Cray, Inc.
GDA Technologies, Inc, a fast growing supplier of Intellectual Property and Design Services, today announced that Cray, Inc.has licensed GDA's HyperTransport IP cores for the development  of its Sandia National Laboratories supercomputer code named "Red Storm". The licensed IP cores are HyperCave and HyperCaveLite for ASIC and FPGA integration, respectively.

Sandia National Laboratories and Cray Inc. finalize $90 Million contract for new computer
The Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories and Cray Inc. (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today announced that they have finalized a multiyear contract, valued at approximately $90 million, under which Cray will collaborate with Sandia to develop and deliver a new massively parallel processing (MPP) supercomputer called Red Storm. In June 2002, Sandia reported that Cray had been selected for the award, subject to successful contract negotiations.
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