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Cray Adds Large Memory and Shared Memory Solutions to Its Line of Cray CS300 Cluster Supercomputers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. ( NASDAQ : CRAY ) and ScaleMP™, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, today announced the availability of two new preconfigured solutions -- the Cray® CS300™ SMP system (a shared memory parallel system) and the Cray CS300 LMS system (a large memory system). Both products are optimized configurations of the Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer, and feature vSMP Foundation™ software from ScaleMP that is designed to deliver large-scale, high-performance virtual machines for complex modeling analysis and big data challenges.

Preconfigured and managed as one single system, the CS300 SMP and CS300 LMS solutions simplify system administration and programming, eliminating the need for separate cluster management software or having to update multiple operating systems and associated applications. With the CS300 LMS system, users can exploit the power of fast access to high speed memory in data analytics visualization for scientific research exploration, engineering design simulations, bioinformatics, weather simulations and more. Cray CS300 SMP users can leverage the processing speed and large memory in analytics and simulations in areas such as electronic design automation, mechanical computer-aided engineering, bioinformatics and financial analysis.

"We are very pleased to offer our customers these preconfigured CS300 systems that contain massive amounts of memory and large numbers of computer cores, and are also easy to deploy, manage and service," said Daniel Kim, senior vice president and general manager of cluster solutions at Cray. "Researchers and engineers in a wide array of scientific domains with needs for large scale analytics and complex simulations can now take advantage of these very powerful systems."

"Cray has always had a special relationship with the most demanding users, redefining the requirements for high-end systems. With this collaboration, Cray's new large memory and shared memory systems will allow a broader technical computing audience to benefit from the ability to address larger workloads and get faster results," said Shai Fultheim, CEO and founder of ScaleMP.

The CS300 SMP and LMS systems are based on air-cooled configurations of the Cray CS300 system, and feature hot-swappable, redundant high-efficiency power supplies for energy efficiency, reliability and serviceability. These systems are installed in a standard rack cabinet with optional 480V power distribution, and a choice of 208V or 277V three-phase power supplies. In addition, an option for chilled cooling rack, rear door heat exchangers keeps these densely populated configurations extra cool.

Cray CS300 SMP System
The preconfigured CS300 SMP base system offers large amounts of processing cores and memory to run hundreds to thousands of jobs simultaneously, addressing the need for scalable complex processing research simulations and data analytics. It features a total of 360 Intel® Xeon® cores with 4.75 Terabytes (TB) of memory and a configuration choice for a single- or dual-rail FDR InfiniBand interconnect. An upgrade option for these base systems is available to increase total cores to 680 and memory to 8.75 TB. Systems are available now with a base price starting at under $300K.

Cray CS300 LMS System
The preconfigured CS300 LMS base system offers direct access to many terabytes of memory without the need for a large number of processors to address the needs for data analytics, visualization and research. The system is designed specifically for extremely high RAM requirements that cannot be satisfied by traditional dual-socket or quad-socket systems. These systems scale from 4.75 to 8.75 TB of memory and from 20 to 32 cores using Intel® Xeon® processors. Systems are available now with a base price starting under $200K.

For additional information on the Cray CS300 product family go to www.cray.com/CS300.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. ( NASDAQ : CRAY ) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

About Scale MP
ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for high-end computing, providing maximum performance and lower total cost of ownership. The innovative Versatile SMP™ (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple independent systems into a single virtual system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end symmetric multiprocessing computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a new, revolutionary computing paradigm. For more information, please call +1 (408) 342-0330 or visit http://www.ScaleMP.com.

Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Cray® CS300™ is a trademark of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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