IIT Bombay deploys Cray XC50 Supercomputer

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Today Cray announced that the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), a world-renowned global technology university, has selected a Cray XC50 system and Cray ClusterStor scale-out Lustre storage system to power breakthroughs in science, engineering research and education. The new supercomputer, coupled with Cray’s performance-engineered storage solution, will support IIT Bombay in its mission to deliver transformative education to create leaders and innovators.

At IIT Bombay, we are committed to delivering the tools our students need to perform and drive research at the university and fuel advances that can benefit society and industry alike,” said Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay. “Our new Cray supercomputer and ClusterStor storage will accelerate student researchers’ time to discovery and further cement our position as a leading global technology university.”

Established in 1958 and located in Powai, Mumbai, IIT Bombay is recognized worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. The Cray system is expected to deliver peak performance of 1 petaflops and will provide the Institute’s students and faculty sustained performance and scalability for driving computational scientific workloads.

IIT Bombay selected Cray as a partner in extending support in quality education and research programs because of the compelling price/performance and capability that Cray systems deliver,” said John Howarth, vice president of storage at Cray. “The combination of the Cray XC supercomputer and the Cray ClusterStor storage solution enables IIT Bombay to pursue the advanced research that is critical to their strategic discoveries.”

The Cray XC series of supercomputers is designed to handle the most challenging workloads requiring the highest levels of performance. Cray XC supercomputers incorporate the Aries high-performance network interconnect for low latency and scalable global bandwidth; the HPC-optimized Cray Linux Environment; the Cray Programing Environment, consisting of powerful tools for application developers; and the latest Intel processors. Cray XC systems deliver on Cray’s commitment to performance supercomputing with an architecture and tightly integrated software environment that provides extreme scalability and sustained performance.

The ClusterStor L300 storage system is an all-HDD Lustre solution. It achieves performance requirements with the lowest number  of HDDs, enclosures and racks by maximizing the performance of each storage device. The use of all HDDs makes it well suited for environments using a few applications with large, sequential I/O workloads.

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