The Cray® XC50 and NVIDIA® Tesla® P100 GPU - the Next Giant Leap in Compute Performance

Europe’s fastest supercomputer shoulders the challenges of the region’s toughest compute problems, from weather modeling to cosmology, and across a very broad range of other scientific domains. As the computational demands for this popular resource increase due to finer resolution on climatology models, more complex scientific computations, bigger datasets, and larger simulations, and as workloads diversify, the system needs to increase in capability and evolve while maintaining a fully utilized production environment. Based on challenging requirements like these, Cray developed the XCTM series supercomputers to easily support differing processor technologies in the same architecture. By leveraging the advantages of continuously changing multicore and many-core processing devices, Cray system owners can target the most appropriate technologies to get the best possible performance out of differing applications.”