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Cray Adds NVIDIA Kepler GPUs to Cascade Supercomputer

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Cray announced that its next-generation supercomputer, code-named “Cascade,” will be available with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs based on the next-generation NVIDIA Kepler GPU computing architecture.
“This is an exciting announcement for us, and for our customers, as it proves that we remain committed to our vision of integrating a range of advanced processing technologies into a single, scalable architecture,” said Peg Williams, Cray’s senior vice president of high performance computing systems.”Adaptive Supercomputing is about building a robust hardware and software environment that ultimately supports giving our customers choices. Adding the NVIDIA Tesla Kepler-based GPUs, which are designed for computationally intensive HPC environments, into future versions of our Cascade system will give our customers the flexibility to choose from a variety of powerful accelerator options.”
In June, Cray announced that the Cascade supercomputer will be available with the new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. With these new offerings, Cray customers will be able to customize a Cascade supercomputer with processor technologies that best meet the high performance computing (HPC) needs of their scientific applications, the company said. NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors will be available in future versions of Cray’s Cascade supercomputer.
The Cascade supercomputer is in part made possible by Cray’s participation in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) High Productivity Computing Systems program.

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