CRAY SHASTA SUPERCOMPUTER TO POWER WEATHER FORECASTING FOR THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Stra짯te짯gic Part짯ner짯ship with Oak Ridge Natio짯nal Lab High짯lights First Cray Shas짯ta Super짯com짯pu짯ter for Ope짯ra짯tio짯nal Wea짯ther Forecasting

SEATTLE, Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Glo짯bal super짯com짯pu짯ter lea짯der Cray Inc.(Nasdaq:CRAY) today announ짯ced that the first Cray Shas짯ta꽓 super짯com짯pu짯ting sys짯tem for ope짯ra짯tio짯nal wea짯ther fore짯cas짯ting and meteo짯ro짯lo짯gy will be acqui짯red by the Air Force Life Cycle Manage짯ment Cen짯ter in part짯ner짯ship with Oak Ridge Natio짯nal Labo짯ra짯to짯ry. The powerful high-per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting capa짯bi짯li짯ties of the new sys짯tem, named HPC11, will enable hig짯her fide짯li짯ty wea짯ther fore짯casts for U.S. Air Force and Army ope짯ra짯ti짯ons world짯wi짯de. The con짯tract is valued at $25 million.

We셱e exci짯ted with our Oak Ridge Natio짯nal Labo짯ra짯to짯ry stra짯te짯gic partner셲 sel짯ec짯tion of Cray to pro짯vi짯de Air Force Weather셲 next high per짯for짯mance com짯pu짯ting sys짯tem, said Ste짯ven Wert, Pro짯gram Exe짯cu짯ti짯ve Offi짯cer Digi짯tal, Air Force Life Cycle Manage짯ment Cen짯ter at Hans짯com Air Force Base in Mas짯sa짯chu짯setts, and a mem짯ber of the Seni짯or Exe짯cu짯ti짯ve Ser짯vice. 쏷he system셲 per짯for짯mance will be a signi짯fi짯cant increase over the exis짯ting HPC capa짯bi짯li짯ty and will pro짯vi짯de Air Force Wea짯ther ope짯ra짯tors with the abili짯ty to run the next gene짯ra짯ti짯on of high-reso짯lu짯ti짯on, glo짯bal and regio짯nal models, and satis짯fy exis짯ting and emer짯ging war짯figh짯ter needs for envi짯ron짯men짯tal impacts to ope짯ra짯ti짯ons planning.

Oak Ridge Natio짯nal Labo짯ra짯to짯ry (ORNL) has a histo짯ry of deploy짯ing the world셲 most powerful super짯com짯pu짯ters and through this part짯ner짯ship, will pro짯vi짯de super짯com짯pu짯ting-as-a-ser짯vice on the HPC11 Shas짯ta sys짯tem to the Air Force 557th Wea짯ther Wing. The 557th Wea짯ther Wing deve짯lo짯ps and pro짯vi짯des com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve ter짯restri짯al and space wea짯ther infor짯ma짯ti짯on to the U.S. Air Force and Army. The new sys짯tem will fea짯ture the revo짯lu짯tio짯na짯ry Cray Slingshot꽓 inter짯con짯nect, with fea짯tures to bet짯ter sup짯port time-cri짯ti짯cal nume짯ri짯cal wea짯ther pre짯dic짯tion workloads, and will enhan짯ce the Air Force셲 capa짯bi짯li짯ties to crea짯te impro짯ved wea짯ther fore짯casts and wea짯ther thre짯at assess짯ments so that Air Force mis짯si짯ons can be car짯ri짯ed out more effectively.

The HPC11 sys짯tem will be the first Shas짯ta deli짯very to the pro짯duc짯tion wea짯ther seg짯ment, and we셱e proud to share this mile짯stone with ORNL and the Air Force, said Peter Unga짯ro, pre짯si짯dent and CEO at Cray. 쏷he years of inno짯va짯ti짯on behind Shas짯ta and Slingshot and the suc짯cess of pri짯or gene짯ra짯ti짯ons of Cray sys짯tems con짯ti짯nue to demons짯tra짯te Cray셲 abili짯ty to sup짯port deman짯ding 24/7 ope짯ra짯ti짯ons like wea짯ther fore짯cas짯ting. This is a gre짯at exam짯p짯le of the upco짯ming Exas짯ca짯le Era brin짯ging a new set of tech짯no짯lo짯gies to bear on chal짯len짯ging pro짯blems and empowe짯ring the Air Force to more effec짯tively exe짯cu짯te on its important mission.

HPC11 will be ORNL셲 first Cray Shas짯ta sys짯tem, as well as the first super짯com짯pu짯ting sys짯tem with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC꽓 pro짯ces짯sors for use in ope짯ra짯tio짯nal wea짯ther fore짯cas짯ting. HPC11 will join the 85% bas짯ti짯on of wea짯ther cen짯ters that rely on Cray, and will fea짯ture eight Shas짯ta cabi짯nets in a dual-hall configuration.

We are incre짯di짯bly exci짯ted to con짯ti짯nue our stra짯te짯gic col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯on with Cray to deli짯ver the first Shas짯ta super짯com짯pu짯ter to the U.S. Air Force, hel짯ping to impro짯ve the fide짯li짯ty of wea짯ther fore짯casts for U.S. mili짯ta짯ry ope짯ra짯ti짯ons around the glo짯be, said For짯rest Nor짯rod, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger, Dat짯a짯cen짯ter and Embedded Sys짯tems Group, AMD. 쏷he 2nd Gen AMD EPYC pro짯ces짯sors pro짯vi짯de excep짯tio짯nal per짯for짯mance in high짯ly com짯plex workloads, a neces짯sa짯ry com짯po짯nent to power cri짯ti짯cal wea짯ther pre짯dic짯tion workloads and deli짯ver more accu짯ra짯te forecasts.

The sys짯tem is expec짯ted to be deli짯ver짯ed in Q4 2019 and accept짯ed in ear짯ly 2020.

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