Cray and Microsoft today introduced the new Cray CX1 supercomputer pre-installed with Windows HPC Server 2008.
It is the most affordable supercomputer ever offered by Cray and is designed to be easy to purchase, deploy, operate and upgrade.
The product incorporates up to 8 nodes and 16 Intel Xeon processors, either dual or quad core; delivers up to 64 gigabytes of memory per node; and provides up to 4 terabytes of internal storage. Systems can be configured with a mix of compute, storage and visualization blades to meet customers' individual requirements. The deskside supercomputer features Windows HPC Server 2008 and interoperates with Linux. A three-year warranty with next-day, on-site Cray-certified support is standard.
The Cray CX1 high productivity system is also the first Cray product to incorporate Intel processors.
Scientists at the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA plan to use a Cray CX1 with Microsoft HPC Server 2008 for mathematical modeling and visualization.
The U.S.list prices start at $25,000 to over $60,000.