SEATTLE, Wash., March 19 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has been awarded a contract to provide the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) with a Cray XC30 supercomputer – the first XC30 system in China. One of the largest private hospitals in Hong Kong, HKSH will use its Cray XC30 system to further medical research in the areas of bioinformatics and next generation sequencing (NGS).
“The Cray supercomputer will advance our mission to provide the best care for our patients and improved outcomes for people worldwide,” said Mr. Wyman Li, Manager (Administration) of HKSH. “The XC30 supercomputer will greatly increaseour gene sequencing capabilities, enabling us to deliver healthcare innovations even faster.”
The Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has a long tradition of using cutting edge medical science and innovative technologies to provide quality medical care for its patients, and HKSH chose Cray for its leadership position in life sciences and supercomputing. The Cray life sciences and performance teams worked closely with the high performance computing (HPC) team at HKSH to understand the unique application requirements and help optimize codes to achieve aggressive performance metrics.
“Recent progress in DNA sequencing technology has yielded a new class of devices that allow for the analysis of genetic material with unprecedented speed and efficiency, and this next-generation technology combined with the state-of-the-art supercomputing capabilities of the Cray XC30 system will be a powerful resource for HKSH,” said Mr. Andrew Wyatt Cray vice president, APMEA. “HKSH is one of the most prestigious and internationally accredited private hospitals in China, and we are honored that the country’s first Cray XC30 supercomputer will power the innovative life sciences research being pioneered by the researchers at HKSH.”
Previously code-named “Cascade,” the Cray XC30 supercomputers are Cray’s most advanced HPC systems and engineered to meet the performance challenges of today’s HPC users. Special features of the Cray XC30 and Cray XC30-AC™ supercomputers include: the Aries system interconnect; a Dragonfly network topology that frees applications from locality constraints; innovative cooling systems to lower customers’ total cost of ownership; the next-generation of the scalable, high performance Cray Linux Environment supporting a wide range of applications; Cray’s HPC optimized programming environment, and the ability to handle a wide variety of processor types.
The Cray XC30 system is expected to be delivered and installed at HKSH in 2014. Additional information on the Cray XC30 supercomputers can be found on the Cray website at www.cray.com.
About Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital is one of the leading private hospitals in Hong Kong. With the motto “Quality in Service, Excellence in Care,” the Hospital is committed to service the public as well as promoting medical education and research.
About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market’s continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.
Source: Cray Inc.