SOURCE: Cray Inc.

March 06, 2007 07:30 ET

Cray Supports New Low-Power AMD Opteron Processors

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today said that, based on customer demand and as part of its previously announced long-term agreement with AMD (NYSE: AMD), the company will support the new standard and low-power AMD Opteron™ processors. Cray will offer AMD Opteron processor Models 1220 (2.8 GHz, 103 watts) and 1218 HE (2.6 GHz, 68 watts) in future versions of the company's Cray XT4™ supercomputer series.

"The increased performance-per-watt of the new low-power processors helps reduce total cost of ownership while preserving the other proven advantages of AMD Opteron processors," said Cray Chief Technology Officer Steve Scott. "The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture, in combination with the Cray XT™ series' purpose-built HPC interconnect, supports unrivaled reliability, scalability and performance in large systems."

The Cray XT4 supercomputer utilizes socket AM2, which supports AMD Opteron processor Model 1220 as well as the new 1218 HE. System upgrades to native Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors are expected to be available later this year.

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As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology enables scientists and engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision will result in innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

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