Seattle, WASH. — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. announced an order for a 32-processor Cray SV1 supercomputer system from Warsaw University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (ICM), Warsaw, Poland. The order includes options for upgrades to future Cray Inc. technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The Cray SV1 system, to be installed this year in the ICM facility, will be used to enhance national weather forecasts for Poland and to support leading-edge research in the mathematical, natural and computational sciences. “ICM is a former finalist for the prestigious Computerworld-Smithsonian Award, honoring the world’s greatest achievements in science. We are proud to be associated with this world-class operational and research facility,” said Barry Utting, managing director for Cray Europe.
The Cray SV1 supercomputer was one of the Cray systems named “Best Supercomputers” for 2000 by the readership of Scientific Computing & Instrumentation magazine. Co-winner of the award was the Cray T3E product. More than 100 Cray SV1 systems have been installed since general availability began in August 1999. Half of that volume has come from outside of the United States.
Cray Inc. designs, builds and sells high-performance MPP, vector processor and general-purpose parallel computer systems. The company has leading edge technology, multiple product platforms, nearly 900 employees, a $2 billion installed base of approximately 600 computers worldwide, major manufacturing and service capabilities and extensive global customer relationships. Cray believes its Multithreaded Architecture and Cray T3E and Cray SV product lines together represent the future of supercomputing. Go to http://www.cray.com for more information on the company.