Cray XE6 Supercomputer
Cray Inc. launched the company’s next generation of its high-end supercomputing systems — the Cray XE6 supercomputer. The supercomputer combines the company’s new Gemini interconnect with powerful AMD Opteron(TM) processors to bring production petascale computing to a new and expanded base of high performance computing users.
Designed to support multi-core processors with a 100-fold improvement in messaging rates and a three-fold reduction in latency, the Gemini interconnect also includes hardware support for a global user address space. The Cray XE6 supercomputer features additional enhancements such as an improved network resiliency, a mature scalable software ecosystem and the third version of the Cray Linux Environment. The Cray XE6 supercomputer is expected to be available early in the third quarter of 2010.