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Cray Delivers Production-Ready AI with New Cray CS-Storm Accelerated Cluster Supercomputers

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by Angela Guess

A recent press release reports, “Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the launch of two new Cray® CS-Storm™ accelerated cluster supercomputers – the Cray CS-Storm 500GT and the Cray CS-Storm 500NX. Purpose built for the most demanding artificial intelligence (AI) workloads, the new Cray systems will provide customers with powerful, accelerator-optimized solutions for running machine learning and deep learning applications. The new Cray CS-Storm systems are designed for organizations looking for the fastest path to new discoveries, a building block approach to scalability, and the assurance of collaborating with a trusted partner with a long history of designing and deploying tightly-integrated, highly-scalable systems. Leveraging NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators, the new Cray CS-Storm systems expand Cray’s portfolio of integrated systems and will give customers a broader range of accelerated supercomputers for computational and data-intensive applications.”

The release goes on, “The Cray CS-Storm systems provide up to 187 TOPS (tera operations per second) per node, 2,618 TOPS per rack for machine learning application performance, and up to 658 double precision TFLOPS per rack for HPC application performance. Delivered as a fully integrated cluster supercomputer, the Cray CS-Storm systems include the Cray Programming Environment, Cray Sonexion® scale out storage, and full cluster systems management. The Cray CS-Storm 500GT includes support for up to ten NVIDIA Tesla P40 or P100 PCIe accelerators leveraging balanced or single-root configurations for CPU-to-GPU communications. The CS-Storm 500NX includes support for eight Tesla P100 SXM2 accelerators, utilizing the NVIDIA NVLink™ high speed interconnect for GPU-to-GPU communications.”

Read more at Cray.com.

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