Baylor University Selects Cray CS400 Cluster Supercomputer to Power Innovative Research

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SEATTLE, Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced that Baylor University has selected a Cray® CS400™ cluster supercomputer, further demonstrating its commitment to transformative research. The Cray system will serve as the primary high performance computing (HPC) platform for Baylor researchers and will be supported by the Academic and Research Computing Services group (ARCS) of the Baylor University Libraries.

The Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer will replace Baylor’s current HPC system, enhancing and expanding its capacity for computational research projects. Among other research initiatives, Baylor serves as a Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Tier 3 site for the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known as CERN. Baylor scientists analyze data gathered by the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, in partnership with others around the globe as part of ongoing research into subatomic particles.

“The Baylor Libraries support the research mission of the university by providing critical academic resources. We are proud to partner with an industry leader like Cray to bring this new supercomputer to our campus. The system will empower faculty and student researchers as they discover new insights and create innovations that meet the significant challenges that confront our world,” said Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of university libraries.

“From companies at the top of the Fortune 500 list to local research consortiums, a wide array of organizations continues to recognize the capabilities Cray supercomputers can have in solving their research, design, or business analytics needs at any scale,” said Fred Kohout, senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “We are honored that Baylor University has selected a Cray CS400 system for its scientific computing platform. The University’s research community will have a powerful tool for conducting data intensive research across a broad spectrum of scientific fields.”

The Cray CS400 cluster supercomputers are scalable, flexible systems built from industry-standard technologies into a unified, fully-integrated system. Available with air- or liquid-cooled configurations, Cray CS400 systems provide superior price/performance, energy efficiency and configuration flexibility. The Cray CS400 systems are integrated with Cray’s HPC software stack and include software tools compatible with most open source and commercial compilers, schedulers, and libraries.

The three-cabinet Cray CS400 cluster supercomputer is expected to be delivered to Baylor University in 2016.

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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 more than 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 for more information.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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