Cray XC Series Interconnect & Network

Cray XC Series Interconnect & Network Technology

Maximum scalability and sustained performance

Cray’s flagship XC series supercomputers deliver the industry’s most optimized HPC solutionfor today’s most demanding production computing environments.

XC series systems run the world’s most challenging and diverse workloads —and they can be configured across the price/performance spectrum to meet your own unique and exacting requirements. With astate-of-the-art programming environment and upgradabilityby design, Cray XC systems deliver a competitive advantage in productivity and TCO.

Advantages of XC technology include:

Aries™ interconnect and
Dragonfly topology

Processing/interconnect integration

An interconnect/network advantage


The Aries interconnect and Dragonfly network integrated into Cray XC series supercomputers provide cost-effective, scalable global bandwidth. This architecture, together with the tuned Cray software stack and advanced reliability features, enables XC systems to scale multicore/many-core processors to millions of parallel compute cores. The Cray XC programming environment enables efficient use of these resources on the most demanding HPC applications, resulting in consistent, scalable and sustained computingperformance.

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