CS400-LC

The Cray CS400-LC Cluster Supercomputers

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Cray® CS400-LC™ Cluster Supercomputers

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.  

Along with lowering operational costs, the CS400-LC system also offers the latest x86 processors from Intel in a highly scalable package. Industry-standard server nodes and components have been optimized for HPC and tightly integrated with a comprehensive HPC software stack, creating a unified system that excels at capacity and data-intensive workloads. 

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The CS400-LC™ system is our direct-to-chip warm water-cooled cluster supercomputer.

Technology

Liquid Cooled for Energy Savings

Cools with warm water instead of chillers

Secondary loop cools critical server components

Leak detection and remote monitoring

Reduces typical energy consumption by 50 percent; datacenter PUE of 1.1 or lower

Capable of up to 80 percent heat capture

Flexible, Scalable Configurations

Blade platform for easy configuration and scaling on node and whole-system levels

x86 Intel® Xeon® processors

Local hard drives in each server

Multiple interconnect options: 3D torus/fat tree, single/dual rail, QDR/FDR InfiniBand

Choice of network-attached file systems and Lustre®-based parallel file storage systems

Comprehensive, Easy Manageability

Customizable HPC cluster software stack

  • Compatible with most compilers, debuggers, schedulers, libraries
  • Integrated and tested
  • Available with Cray Programming Environment, Cray Scientific and Math Libraries, Cray Performance Measurement and Analysis Tools

Advanced Cluster Engine (ACE™) system management software

  • 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
  • Monitors nodes, networks, power and temperature

Built-in Efficiency and Reliability

High-efficiency load balancing power supplies

480V power distribution with 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