CRAY DEBUTS AMD EPYCPROCESSORS IN SUPERCOMPUTER PRODUCT LINE

SEATTLE, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glo­bal super­com­pu­ter lea­der Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announ­ced it has added AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors to its Cray® CS500 pro­duct line. To meet the gro­wing needs of high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), the com­bi­na­ti­on of AMD EPYC™ 7000 pro­ces­sors with the Cray CS500 clus­ter sys­tems offers Cray custo­mers a fle­xi­ble, high-den­si­ty sys­tem tun­ed for their deman­ding envi­ron­ments. The power­ful plat­form lets orga­ni­za­ti­ons tack­le a broad ran­ge of HPC workloads wit­hout the need to rebuild and recom­pi­le their x86 app­li­ca­ti­ons.

Cray’s decisi­on to offer the AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in the Cray CS500 pro­duct line expands its mar­ket oppor­tu­nities by offe­ring buy­ers an important new choice,” said Ste­ve Con­way, seni­or vice pre­si­dent of rese­arch at Hype­ri­on Rese­arch. “The AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are express­ly desi­gned to pro­vi­de high­ly scala­b­le, ener­gy- and cost-effi­ci­ent per­for­mance in lar­ge and mid­ran­ge clus­ters.”

The Cray CS500 sys­tems with AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors also come with Cray’s soft­ware pro­gra­ming envi­ron­ment. Cray has inte­gra­ted and opti­mi­zed the Cray Pro­gramming Envi­ron­ment and libra­ries to enhan­ce AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor per­for­mance.

Our decisi­on to offer AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors in our CS500 pro­duct line is emble­ma­tic of Cray’s com­mit­ment to the com­mu­ni­ty to deli­ver a com­pre­hen­si­ve line of high-den­si­ty sys­tems with an opti­mi­zed pro­gra­ming envi­ron­ment to deli­ver the requi­red per­for­mance and sca­la­bi­li­ty,” said Fred Kohout, seni­or vice pre­si­dent of pro­duc­ts and chief mar­ke­ting offi­cer at Cray.

Cray’s lea­dership in super­com­pu­ting is well known and AMD is thril­led to be working with them on the CS500 clus­ter sys­tem,” said Scott Aylor, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, dat­a­cen­ter and embed­ded solu­ti­ons, AMD. “Cray is the first sys­tem ven­dor to offer an opti­mi­zed pro­gramming envi­ron­ment for AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, which is a dis­tinct advan­ta­ge. Com­bi­ning AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors with Cray’s super­com­pu­ting exper­ti­se opens new oppor­tu­nities for both com­pa­nies to grow.”

The Cray CS500 clus­ter sys­tems with AMD EPYC 7000 pro­ces­sors pro­vi­de four dual-socket nodes in a 2U chas­sis, each node sup­por­ting two (2) PCIe Gen3 x 16 slots (200Gb net­work capa­bi­li­ty) and HDD/SSD opti­ons. AMD EPYC 7000 pro­ces­sors sup­port up to 32 cores and eight DDR4 memo­ry chan­nels per socket. The CS500 line will also inclu­de a 2U chas­sis with one node for lar­ge memo­ry con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons, visua­li­za­ti­on, and ser­vice node func­tio­n­a­li­ty to com­ple­ment the com­pu­te node form fac­tor.

The Cray CS500 sys­tem with AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors will be gene­ral­ly avail­ab­le in sum­mer 2018.

For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se visit the Cray web­site at www.cray.com.

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 more than 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.

Safe Har­bor State­ment
This press release con­tains for­ward-loo­king state­ments wit­hin the mea­ning of Sec­tion 21E of the Secu­ri­ties Exchan­ge Act of 1934 and Sec­tion 27A of the Secu­ri­ties Act of 1933, inclu­ding, but not limi­ted to, state­ments rela­ted to the avai­la­bi­li­ty of Cray sys­tems with AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors. The­se state­ments invol­ve cur­rent expec­ta­ti­ons, fore­casts of future events and other state­ments that are not his­to­ri­cal fac­ts. Inac­cu­ra­te assump­ti­ons and known and unknown risks and uncer­tain­ties can affect the accu­ra­cy of for­ward-loo­king state­ments and cau­se actu­al results to dif­fer mate­ri­al­ly from tho­se anti­ci­pa­ted by the­se for­ward-loo­king state­ments. Fac­tors that could affect actu­al future events or results inclu­de, but are not limi­ted to, the risk that Cray is not able to suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te its plan­ned pro­duct deve­lop­ment efforts in a time­ly fashion or at all, the risk that the Cray sys­tems with AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors are not avail­ab­le with the per­for­mance expec­ted or when expec­ted or at all and such other risks as iden­ti­fied in the Company’s annu­al report on Form 10-K for the year ended Decem­ber 31, 2017, and from time to time in other reports filed by Cray with the U.S. Secu­ri­ties and Exchan­ge Com­mis­si­on. You should not rely undu­ly on the­se for­ward-loo­king state­ments, which app­ly only as of the date of this release. Cray under­ta­kes no duty to publicly announ­ce or report revi­si­ons to the­se state­ments as new infor­ma­ti­on beco­mes avail­ab­le that may chan­ge the Company’s expec­ta­ti­ons.

Cray and the sty­li­zed CRAY mark are regis­te­red trade­marks of Cray Inc. in the United Sta­tes and other coun­tries, and CS500 is a trade­mark of Cray Inc. Other pro­duct and ser­vice names men­tio­ned her­ein are the trade­marks of their respec­tive owners.

AMD, EPYC, and com­bi­na­ti­ons the­re­of are trade­marks of Advan­ced Micro Devices, Inc.