May 26, 2011

The Cray XK6 Supercomputer with AMD and NVIDIA

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Cray XK6 Supercomputer
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. officially announced the launch of its new product, the Cray Supercomputer XK6. The Cray XK6 made from a combination of AMD Opteron 6200 Series processors and NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs. It marks Cray's first attempt to blend dedicated GPUs and CPUs in a single high-performance computing (HPC) system.

The Cray XK6 equipped with a unified x86/GPU programming environment that comes with several powerful tools, libraries, compilers and third-party software. The customers of CrayXK6, will be able to take advantage of the ability of a multi-purpose supercomputer designed for next-generation multi-core processors, high performance computing applications.

In addition, another potent weapon is a mainstay of the Cray XK6 is the merger of two leading technologies from AMD and NVIDIA to create a true hybrid supercomputers with the flexibility of intra-node. By combining AMD Opteron processor with NVIDIA GPU, which compute node in the Cray XK6 system gives users the option to run applications with either a scalar or an accelerator component. The Cray XK6 compute blade can also be mixed with Cray XE6 counting knife to a goal, a single multi-supercomputer system.


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