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Cray's first next-generation XMT supercomputer ordered by Swiss National Supercomputing Centre.

M2 EQUITYBITES-February 21, 2011-Cray's first next-generation XMT supercomputer ordered by Swiss National Supercomputing Centre(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com

Supercomputer company Cray Inc (Nasdaq:CRAY) has been awarded a contract by the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Manno, Switzerland for a next-generation Cray XMT supercomputer.

Friday's order, financial details of which were not disclosed, reportedly marks Cray's first order for its next-generation Cray XMT system.

CSCS, which is currently home to a Cray XT5 supercomputer nicknamed 'Rosa' and was also the recipient of the first-ever Cray XE6 system, is expected to use its next-generation Cray XMT supercomputer for solving problems that require large-scale data analysis.

The massively multithreaded system will be part of a new project at CSCS called EUREKA, which will provide Swiss scientists with dedicated resources for large-scale data analysis services. The proposed facility will be used for large-scale analysis of unstructured data and data mining, and is designed for parallel applications that are dynamically changing, require random access to shared memory and typically do not run well on conventional systems.

Cray said that 2011, it plans to launch the next-generation of the Cray XMT supercomputer. CSCS is expected to receive its system later this year.

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