Intel, Cray pact on high performance computing

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Chennai, Apr 29: Cray Inc and Intel Corporation announced that they signed a multi-year agreement to advance high-performance computing (HPC) on Intel microprocessors while delivering broad new Intel and Cray technologies in future Cray server systems.

The collaboration of these two industry leaders would result in HPC systems that would help solve some of the world's most complex scientific, engineering and humanitarian challenges, a company release here today said. Gray CEO and President Peter Ungaro said "this collaboration provides the HPC market segment with access to the best microprocessors the industry has to offer at any point in time, in the most advanced supercomputers in the world.

"This further strengthens Cray's industry-leading adaptive supercomputing vision as we move into the Cascade timeframe and beyond," he added.

The two companies plan to explore future supercomputer component designs such as multi-core processing and advanced interconnects. As a result of this collaboration, Cray and Intel plan to develop a range of HPC systems and technologies over the next several years.

Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager Patric Gelsinger said "the combination of this industry leadership and technical strength will allow HPC users to take advantage of future Xeon and other Intel processor technologies.

"Together we will enable fundamental and historical problems of science and industry to be solved," he added.


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