Cray announced the first big step in moving to their growing customer base to the next generation of supercomputers. Today’s announcement detailed the first multi-cabinet XE6 shipment. Cray first shipped a beta-level system to CSCS in June as well as several small development systems to other customers.
We are very proud of achieving this important milestone, which is the result of innovation, hard work and a strong commitment from Cray employees company-wide,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “There is still a lot of work to be done, but shipping the first large Cray XE6 system is a special accomplishment. On behalf of the company, I would like to thank our partners and suppliers, all of our customers who have been working with us through the development process and the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their support. Also, I would like to extend a special thanks to our beta-testing partner, the Swiss National Supercomputer Center (CSCS), for their help in getting the Cray XE6 supercomputer ready to meet this major milestone.”
The new XE6 platform was launched in May at ISC 2010. It includes Cray’s new interconnect replacement for SeaStar, called Gemini. For more info on the new shipments from Cray, check out their full release here.