Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cray adopts NVIDIA's GPUs XK6

The manufacturer Cray announced its XK6 a hybrid supercomputer based on AMD Opteron 6200 and also using cards from NVIDIA Tesla 20. According to Cray, this type of modular architecture could reach a capacity of more than 50 PFLOPs. Running Linux, the XK6 comes with a set of programming tools for using all the resources of this hybrid supercomputer.

It is the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) should be the first customer to use a Cray XK6, by updating their XE6m acuel. The manufacturer finally indicates that the supercomputer should be available from the second half of the year.

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