Air-Cooling Cascade with the New Cray XC30-AC Supercomputer

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Today Cray introduced the Cray XC30-AC supercomputer as an air-cooled addition to its series of Cray XC30 (Cascade) systems. Shipping now, the new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer includes all of the advanced HPC technologies offered in the Cray XC30 system, and features aggressive price points intended to attract a new a class of HPC users – the technical enterprise.

Innovation is not limited to Fortune 100 companies. There are many Fortune 1000 companies, and even departments within Fortune 100 companies, with a growing need for a supercomputing system that provides a critical tool for taking advantage of performing complex simulations,” said Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems. “With all of the features and functionality of our high-end Cray XC30 systems, our new Cray XC30- AC supercomputer is perfectly suited for technical enterprise customers, giving them the ability to leverage all of the world-class computational resources of a Cray supercomputer at much lower starting price points.”

In case you’re wondering, the Cray XC30-AC does not incorporate Appro technology. Cray acquired Appro late last year, and that company was known for its innovative system cooling.

With prices starting at $500,000, the Cray XC30-AC does feature the same key traits of the Cray XC30 system – the Aries system interconnect and the Cray Linux Environment. The system has ability to handle a wide variety of processor types, including Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators.

Read the Full Story or check out the related post by Jay Gould over at the Cray Blog.