Monday, 18 July 2011 09:56
GE Global Research a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE had recently purchased a rack of the new XE6m System from Cray which houses up to 130,000 MagnyCours Opteron. This midrange system will enabble GE 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, is optimized to support scalable application workloads in a cost-effective system.
A Cray spekesman said:
"It is clear that scalable supercomputing is extremely important to GE Global Research, and we are very pleased that this highly-respected organization has added a Cray XE6m system to its portfolio of HPC services," said Barry Bolding, vice president of Cray's product division. "The addition of GE Global Research to our HPC customer base is reflective of Cray's early history, dating back to Cray Research, when our company had a strong commercial and manufacturing market presence. We have worked hard over the last few years to design, develop and introduce new lines of supercomputing systems, such as the Cray XE6m, that have the features, functions and reliability that is demanded by customers in the manufacturing space. We are excited that GE Global Research has turned to Cray and we are honored to have them as a flagship customer."
This is a continuation of AMDs successes in the HPC arena and looks o be continued with the Interlagos versions of Cray's systems, including the new XK6 Hybrid CPU\GPU cluster.
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