Cray to supply CS500 supercomputers to US Army research centres

9 August 2019 (Last Updated August 9th, 2019 14:16)

Cray has received two contracts to supply its CS500 supercomputer to the Army Research Lab (ARL) and the US Army Engineering and Research Development Center (ERDC).

Cray has received two contracts to supply its CS500 supercomputer to the Army Research Lab (ARL) and the US Army Engineering and Research Development Center (ERDC).

With a combined value of more than $46m, the two contracts have been awarded under the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) High-Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP).

Through the deployment of Cray CS500 systems, ARL and ERDC will accelerate research in science and technology.

Cray is expected to deliver the CS500 systems in the fourth quarter of the year.

The systems will provide high-performance computing capabilities at army research centres.

Cray CEO Peter Ungaro said: “We’re proud to continue to support the DoD and its advanced use of high-performance computing in providing ARL and ERDC new systems for their research programmes.

“We’re looking forward to continued collaboration with the DoD in leveraging the capabilities of these new systems to achieve their important mission objectives.”

Cray has been serving ARL and ERDC by providing them with high-performance computing technologies.

The CS500 systems will have 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and NVIDIAÒ Tensor Core graphics processing units (GPUs).

The installation of the supercomputers will allow researchers, scientists, and engineers across the DoD to understand insights more effectively.

AMD Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group senior vice-president and general manager Forrest Norrod said: “We are truly proud to partner with Cray to create the world’s most powerful supercomputing platforms. To be selected to help accelerate scientific research and discovery is a testament to our commitment to datacenter innovation.

“By leveraging breakthrough CPU performance and robust feature set of the 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors with Cray CS500 supercomputers, the DoD has a tremendous opportunity to grow its computing capabilities and deliver on its missions.”