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Cray bags $30m to upgrade Edinburgh super to petaflops-class

It is not much of a surprise, seeing as how the UK's national supercomputing service at the University of Edinburgh is a long-time Cray customer, that they would return to Cray to replace its existing XE6 system and replace it with a petaflops-class machine based on the latest Cray interconnect and Intel processor technology. …
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Cray's Q4 whacked by AMD's Opteron delays

Cray is going to miss its revenue targets for the fourth quarter, the company warned Wall Street this morning before the markets opened, and it has pointed its finger (without naming names) directly at its main processor supplier, Advanced Micro Devices, as the cause of the miss. For the past several years, Cray's sales for …
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Cray notches another XE6-Cascades super deal

Cray's future "Cascade" family of supercomputers, which sport a new interconnect and means of linking into processors and coprocessors, are not even fully developed yet and the company has inked another deal for one of the boxes. After Wall Street closed for business on Tuesday, Cray said that Kyoto University will install an …

Cray results suffer from AMD delays

Advanced Micro Devices has made business tough for supercomputer maker Cray once again. But it won't get a third chance. If Cray had its way, Advanced Micro Devices would have been shipping its 16-core "Interlagos" Opteron 6200 processors in volume for a few months already. But the 32 nanometer ramp at AMD wafer baker …

Cray ships Mongolian cluster...

Yak yak yak. Supercomputer maker Cray has landed an XE6m minicluster deal in Mongolia. In Ulaanbaatar, to be specific, at Mongolia's National Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring, which does weather forecasting and climate modeling for the central Asian nation, where hominids have argued about the weather for …
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Cray gears up for big Q4, shrugs off US.gov debt worries

Trying to cram a half year's worth of business into the final few weeks is no mean feat. And if it were not for the fact that supercomputer maker Cray already did it once already, in 2010, then Wall Street would probably be all kinds of jumpy about Cray trying to do it again here in 2011. But as it turns out, last year was a …

Cray XK6 super mates Opterons with Nvidia GPU workhorses

Supercomputer maker Cray has finally jumped on the GPU coprocessor bandwagon, and it looks like someone is going to have to hitch Belgian draft horses to that wagon and reinforce its axles once the XK6 hybrid super starts shipping in the fall. Cray made a name for itself as a provider of vector processors back in the 1970s and …

Cray to upgrade UK's Hector super, buff bottom line

Supercomputer maker Cray's business softened in the first quarter of 2011 because of international government-budget issues, but it did have a bit of good news to lessen the disappointment of investors thanks to a Scottish super named for a Trojan warrior. In the quarter that ended this March 31, Cray had a ridiculously easy …
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Cray wraps 2010 on high note

Supercomputer maker Cray has turned in one of the best years in its history, nailing the high end of its revenue targets for both the fourth quarter and for the full 2010 year, and turning a profit as it had promised to. It also looks like 2011 will have a very similar shape and feel to it, although growth will come a little …
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Cray notches another XE6 super sale

Cray is getting traction with its XE6 supercomputers, launched this past May summer and first shipped at the end of July. The University of Stuttgart – which has a bunch of scalar and vector systems from IBM and NEC, as well as some hybrid machines and a baby Cray XT5m – is moving into Cray systems in a big way. The university …
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Cray beats six to win Argonne deal

Supercomputer maker Cray has high hopes for its XE6 parallel supercomputers, not just in terms of number-crunching performance for its customers, but also financial performance for itself. While a deal announced to put a fairly large XE6 machine into Argonne National Laboratory will not help Cray make its 2010 financial goals, …
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Pittsburgh boffinryplex fires up Altix UV 1000 combo-box

As El Reg told you back in June when the first "UltraViolet" Altix UV 1000 shared memory supercomputers began shipping out of Silicon Graphics' factories, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be one of the first customers to get one of these boxes. As it happens they are getting two, joined up into a single machine. The …

SGI bags vanishing stimulus dough

The Obama stimulus money may be running out, but the US Department of Energy has just kicked a chunk of it over to Silicon Graphics to buy two new Altix XE parallel clusters. The DOE already has a petaflops-class hybrid blade supercomputer: the IBM "Roadrunner" Opteron-Cell super that reported for classified nuke duty at Los …

Cray and SGI push upgrades to latest supers

Supercomputer makers Cray and Silicon Graphics have done years of engineering to get their respective XE6 and Altix UV 1000 massively parallel supercomputers to market. And now, despite research funding woes among governments, research institutions, and corporations, the two companies face the challenging task of convincing …
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Customers' big-iron hedge hits Cray's quarter

Supercomputermaker Cray narrowly missed its projected revenue targets for the second quarter, but is revving up to bring home the bacon in the second half of the year as it delivers its new XT6 and XE6 massively parallel supers. In the quarter ended in June, product revenues plummeted by 78 per cent to $9.3m as customers …
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Cray ships first massively parallel XE6

Cray has staked most of its financial 2010 on the Baker XE6 massively parallel supercomputers and their Gemini XE interconnect. With the first of a wave of multi-cabinet systems now out the door, Cray - and its investors - have some hope of making the numbers for 2010. Cray launched the XE interconnect in May, and shipped a …
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Cray launches Gemini super interconnect

The final piece of Cray's "Baker" XE6 massively parallel supercomputers, on which the company's financial 2010 hinges, make its debut today. The unveiling comes a week ahead of the International Super Computing conference in Hamburg, Germany, and at Cray's user group meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cray has not said much …

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