How are supercomputers made? In this video, Cray provides a rare look inside its manufacturing facilities in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
In 2014, Cray announced the opening of its second supercomputer manufacturing facility, effectively doubling its manufacturing capacity in Chippewa Falls. The new facility is equipped to manufacture the company’s complete line of supercomputing products, including Cray XC supercomputers, Cray CS300 clusters, Cray Urika appliances, and Cray Sonexion storage solutions.
For more than 40 years now, we have enjoyed a proud and storied history with Chippewa Falls, and the opening of our new manufacturing facility affirms our commitment to building our supercomputers in a town that is synonymous with Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. It also allows us to test and integrate Cray systems before they are shipped to customer sites, which decreases the time needed to get systems up and running, and puts productive systems in the hands of our customers as quickly as possible.”