MANHASSET, N.Y. Cray Inc. said it will deliver a version of its Red Storm supercomputer later this year to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). Cray and the PSC will collaborate in developing advanced software for the machine, Cray said.
Red Storm, capable of delivering 40-teraflops of calculations a second, is the supercomputer architecture Cray is developing for the U.S. Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratory. The product line is built around Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit Opteron processor.
In a statement Monday (May 3), Cray said: "PSC will provide scientists with early access to the system's advanced massively parallel processing architecture and will also collaborate with Cray on specialized applications and other advanced software development."
Financial details of the order were not disclosed. The Red Storm version that Cray will deliver to Sandia comes under the auspices of a $93 million Energy Department contract. Peter Ungaro, Cray's vice president of worldwide marketing and sales, said the Red Storm architecture is more efficient and cost-effective than clustered symmetric multiprocessing systems.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is a joint effort of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Westinghouse Electric Co.