CRAY DEBUTS AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ PROCESSORS IN SUPERCOMPUTER PRODUCT LINE

SEATTLE, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ‚ÄĒ Glo¬≠bal super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ter lea¬≠der Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announ¬≠ced it has added AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ pro¬≠ces¬≠sors to its Cray¬ģ CS500‚ĄĘ pro¬≠duct line. To meet the gro¬≠wing needs of high-per¬≠for¬≠mance com¬≠pu¬≠ting (HPC), the com¬≠bi¬≠na¬≠ti¬≠on of AMD EPYC‚ĄĘ 7000 pro¬≠ces¬≠sors with the Cray CS500 clus¬≠ter sys¬≠tems offers Cray cus¬≠to¬≠mers a fle¬≠xi¬≠ble, high-den¬≠si¬≠ty sys¬≠tem tun¬≠ed for their deman¬≠ding envi¬≠ron¬≠ments. The powerful plat¬≠form lets orga¬≠niza¬≠ti¬≠ons tack¬≠le a broad ran¬≠ge of HPC workloads wit¬≠hout the need to rebuild and recom¬≠pi¬≠le their x86 applications.

‚ÄúCray‚Äôs decis¬≠i¬≠on to offer the AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors in the Cray CS500 pro¬≠duct line expands its mar¬≠ket oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties by offe¬≠ring buy¬≠ers an important new choice,‚ÄĚ said Ste¬≠ve Con¬≠way, seni¬≠or vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent of rese¬≠arch at Hype¬≠ri¬≠on Rese¬≠arch. ‚ÄúThe AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors are express¬≠ly desi¬≠gned to pro¬≠vi¬≠de high¬≠ly sca¬≠lable, ener¬≠gy- and cost-effi¬≠ci¬≠ent per¬≠for¬≠mance in lar¬≠ge and midran¬≠ge clusters.‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúOur decis¬≠i¬≠on to offer AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors in our CS500 pro¬≠duct line is emble¬≠ma¬≠tic of Cray‚Äôs com¬≠mit¬≠ment to the com¬≠mu¬≠ni¬≠ty to deli¬≠ver a com¬≠pre¬≠hen¬≠si¬≠ve line of high-den¬≠si¬≠ty sys¬≠tems with an opti¬≠mi¬≠zed pro¬≠g¬≠ra¬≠ming envi¬≠ron¬≠ment to deli¬≠ver the requi¬≠red per¬≠for¬≠mance and sca¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty,‚ÄĚ said Fred Kohout, seni¬≠or vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent of pro¬≠ducts and chief mar¬≠ke¬≠ting offi¬≠cer at Cray.

‚ÄúCray‚Äôs lea¬≠der¬≠ship in super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting is well known and AMD is thril¬≠led to be working with them on the CS500 clus¬≠ter sys¬≠tem,‚ÄĚ said Scott Aylor, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, dat¬≠a¬≠cen¬≠ter and embedded solu¬≠ti¬≠ons, AMD. ‚ÄúCray is the first sys¬≠tem ven¬≠dor to offer an opti¬≠mi¬≠zed pro¬≠gramming envi¬≠ron¬≠ment for AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, which is a distinct advan¬≠ta¬≠ge. Com¬≠bi¬≠ning AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors with Cray‚Äôs super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting exper¬≠ti¬≠se opens new oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties for both com¬≠pa¬≠nies to grow.‚ÄĚ

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 sys¬≠tem with AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors will be gene¬≠ral¬≠ly available in sum¬≠mer 2018.

For more infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on, plea¬≠se visit the Cray web¬≠site at www.cray.com.

About Cray Inc.
Glo¬≠bal super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting lea¬≠der Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) pro¬≠vi¬≠des inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠ve sys¬≠tems and solu¬≠ti¬≠ons enab¬≠ling sci¬≠en¬≠tists and engi¬≠neers in indus¬≠try, aca¬≠de¬≠mia and govern¬≠ment to meet exis¬≠ting and future simu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on and ana¬≠ly¬≠tics chal¬≠lenges. Lever¬≠aging more than 40 years of expe¬≠ri¬≠ence in deve¬≠lo¬≠ping and ser¬≠vicing the world‚Äôs most advan¬≠ced super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters, Cray offers a com¬≠pre¬≠hen¬≠si¬≠ve port¬≠fo¬≠lio of super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ters and big data sto¬≠rage and ana¬≠ly¬≠tics solu¬≠ti¬≠ons deli¬≠ve¬≠ring unri¬≠va¬≠led per¬≠for¬≠mance, effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy and sca¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty. Cray‚Äôs Adap¬≠ti¬≠ve Super¬≠com¬≠pu¬≠ting visi¬≠on is focu¬≠sed on deli¬≠ve¬≠ring inno¬≠va¬≠ti¬≠ve next-gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on pro¬≠ducts that inte¬≠gra¬≠te diver¬≠se pro¬≠ces¬≠sing tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies into a uni¬≠fied archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re, allo¬≠wing cus¬≠to¬≠mers to meet the market‚Äôs con¬≠tin¬≠ued demand for rea¬≠li¬≠zed per¬≠for¬≠mance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

Safe Har­bor Statement
This press release con¬≠ta¬≠ins for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments within the mea¬≠ning of Sec¬≠tion 21E of the Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties Exch¬≠an¬≠ge Act of 1934 and Sec¬≠tion 27A of the Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties Act of 1933, inclu¬≠ding, but not limi¬≠t¬≠ed to, state¬≠ments rela¬≠ted to the avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of Cray sys¬≠tems with AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors. The¬≠se state¬≠ments invol¬≠ve cur¬≠rent expec¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠ons, fore¬≠casts of future events and other state¬≠ments that are not his¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠cal facts. Inac¬≠cu¬≠ra¬≠te assump¬≠ti¬≠ons and known and unknown risks and uncer¬≠tain¬≠ties can affect the accu¬≠ra¬≠cy of for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments and cau¬≠se actu¬≠al results to dif¬≠fer mate¬≠ri¬≠al¬≠ly from tho¬≠se anti¬≠ci¬≠pa¬≠ted by the¬≠se for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments. Fac¬≠tors that could affect actu¬≠al future events or results include, but are not limi¬≠t¬≠ed to, the risk that Cray is not able to suc¬≠cessful¬≠ly com¬≠ple¬≠te its plan¬≠ned pro¬≠duct deve¬≠lo¬≠p¬≠ment efforts in a time¬≠ly fashion or at all, the risk that the Cray sys¬≠tems with AMD EPYC pro¬≠ces¬≠sors are not available with the per¬≠for¬≠mance expec¬≠ted or when expec¬≠ted or at all and such other risks as iden¬≠ti¬≠fied in the Company‚Äôs annu¬≠al report on Form 10‚ÄĎK for the year ended Decem¬≠ber 31, 2017, and from time to time in other reports filed by Cray with the U.S. Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties and Exch¬≠an¬≠ge Com¬≠mis¬≠si¬≠on. You should not rely undu¬≠ly on the¬≠se for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments, which app¬≠ly only as of the date of this release. Cray under¬≠ta¬≠kes no duty to publicly announ¬≠ce or report revi¬≠si¬≠ons to the¬≠se state¬≠ments as new infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on beco¬≠mes available that may chan¬≠ge the Company‚Äôs expectations.

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