Maximize your productivity with Cray cluster computers
Understanding the need for nimble, reliable and cost-effective cluster systems, we developed the Cray® CS™ cluster supercomputer series. These systems are industry-standards-based, highly customizable, and expressly designed to handle the broadest range of medium- to large-scale simulation and data analytics workloads.
All CS components have been carefully selected, optimized and integrated to create a powerful computing environment. Flexible node configurations featuring the latest processor and interconnect technologies mean you can tailor a system to your specific need — from an all-purpose cluster system to one suited for shared memory, large memory or accelerator-based tasks.
Innovations in packaging, power, cooling and density translate to superior energy efficiency and compelling price/performance. Expertly engineered system management software instantly boosts your productivity by simplifying system administration and maintenance.
Maximize your productivity with flexible, high-performing Cray CS series cluster supercomputers.
Highly scalable, modular platform for easy customization
Air- or liquid-cooled designs
Intel® Xeon® E5 family processor-based
Support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors and NVIDA® Tesla® GPU accelerators
Multiple interconnect options
Choice of network-attached file systems and Lustre® parallel file storage systems
Easy to Manage
Comprehensive, compatible and fully tested HPC cluster software stack
Advanced Cluster Engine (ACE™) system management software
Simplifies system management
Supports multiple network topologies and diskless configurations
Provides network failover
Manages heterogeneous nodes with different software stacks
Monitors nodes, networks, power and temperature
Efficient and Reliable
High-efficiency load balancing power supplies
480V power distribution with a choice of 208V or 277V three-phase power supplies
Multiple levels of redundancy and fault tolerance
Redundant power, cooling, management subsystems and networks with failover capabilities
Critical components easily accessible and hot swappable
Turnkey installation services with worldwide support and service
The CS400-AC™ system is our air-cooled cluster supercomputer. Designed to offer the widest possible choice of configurations, it is a highly scalable and modular platform based on the latest x86 processing, coprocessing and accelerator technologies from Intel and NVIDIA. Industry-standard server nodes and components have been optimized for high performance computing (HPC) and tightly integrated with a comprehensive HPC software stack, creating a unified system that excels at capacity and data-intensive workloads.
The CS400-LC™ system is our liquid-cooled cluster supercomputer. Designed for significant energy savings, it features liquid-cooling technology that uses warm water heat exchangers instead of chillers to cool system components. Compared to traditional air-cooled clusters, the CS400-LC system can deliver three times greater energy efficiency with immediate to one-year payback cycles typical.
Cray’s CS-Storm system is a dense, accelerated cluster supercomputer that offers 250 GPU teraflops in a single rack — a space- and power-efficient solution for users who collect and process massive amounts of data from diverse sources such as satellite images, surveillance cameras, financial markets and seismic processing data. The CS-Storm system integrates seamlessly into Cray CS400 systems, enabling a wide range of workloads to be run on a single, easy-to-manage cluster supercomputer.
The Cray® CS400™ clusters offers two key productivity-boosting tools — a customizable HPC cluster software stack and Cray's Advanced Cluster Engine (ACE™) system management software.
HPC Cluster Software Stack
Cray's HPC cluster software stack consists of validated and tested software tools including operating systems, middleware applications, and HPC programming tools. All are compatible with most open source and commercial compilers, debuggers, schedulers and libraries. Also available as part of the software stack are the Cray Programming Environment, Cray Scientific and Math Libraries, and Cray Performance Measurement and Analysis Tools.
ACE Cluster Management
Cray's ACE system management software provides scalable network, server, cluster and storage management capabilities for easy system administration and maintenance of large cluster configurations. It uses a three-tiered architecture for operating system provisioning tasks as well as node monitoring and maintenance. This structure allows for the CS400 system to scale from hundreds to thousands of nodes without affecting its ability to prepare a single node or the entire system in as little as three minutes.
ACE at a Glance
Simplifies network, server, cluster and storage management
Supports multiple network topologies and diskless configurations with optional local storage
Provides network failover with high scalability and maximum reliability
Integrates easily with customizable HPC development environment for industry-standard platforms and software configurations
Manages heterogeneous nodes with different software stacks
Cray and Intel work together to create innovative supercomputer and
analytics solutions featuring performance, scalability and reliability. These
solutions feature the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™
processors delivering high computer density, best performance per watt and
high-performance network connectivity. With a solution for every budget and
configuration requirement, Cray and Intel make it easy to take advantage of the
latest advances in high performance computing, be it “multicore” devices,
“many-core” technologies or integrated hybrid systems of both types to deliver
optimized performance to satisfy your varied applications.
Cray and NVIDIA are working together to create innovative supercomputer solutions with best-of-breed performance, scalability and reliability. These solutions feature NVIDIA® Tesla® GPUs, which accelerate the most demanding HPC, hyperscale and enterprise datacenter workloads. Engineered to maximize compute performance, Tesla GPU accelerators allow petabytes of data to be crunched through 10 times faster than CPUs. The latest Tesla K80 GPU features dual-GPUs for high throughput, 24 GB of memory, enabling faster application performance and NVIDIA® GPU Boost™, which converts power headroom into a user-controlled performance boost. With a solution for every budget and requirement, Cray and NVIDIA make it easy to take advantage of the latest advances in high performance computing.
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PathScale has developed the industry's highest-performance C, C++ and Fortran 9X compilers for 64-bit Linux-based computer systems. The PathScale Compiler Suite has been optimized for both the AMD64 and EM64T architectures and has the world's most sophisticated optimization infrastructure. Unlike other compilers, the PathScale Compiler Suite provides superior performance across both floating-point and integer-intensive applications. Application developers targeting 64-bit Linux servers will see immediate performance benefits from compiling with the PathScale compilers.
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ScaleMP is the leader in virtualization for in-memory high-end computing, providing higher performance and lower total cost of ownership as compared with traditional shared-memory systems. The company’s innovative Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture aggregates multiple x86 systems into a single virtual x86 system, delivering an industry-standard, high-end shared-memory computer. Using software to replace custom hardware and components, ScaleMP offers a revolutionary computing paradigm.
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