back to article Cray snuggles up with AMD: Clustered super CS500 lets in Epyc chip

Cray is adding an AMD processor option to its CS500 line of clustered supercomputers. The CS500 supports more than 11,000 nodes which can use Intel Xeon SP CPUs, optionally accelerated by Nvidia Tesla GPUs or Intel Phi co-processors. Intel Stratix FPGA acceleration is also supported. There can be up to 72 nodes in a rack, …

  1. jonathan keith

    Excellent news.

    Bet you it still won't play Crysis though.

  2. rav

    AMD EPYC in China too

    You will need to use Chrome to translate the page!

  3. Duncan Macdonald

    PCIe lanes

    As an EPYC 7000 configuration gives 128 PCIe lanes (either 128 from a single package or 64 from each package in a dual socket configuration) only having 2 3.0 x 16 PCIe slots seems to waste one of the main strengths of the EPYC.

  4. John Savard

    So Plebian

    When will Cray be again offering systems with real supercomputer architecture?

    Such as with the new NEC SX Aurora Tsubasa cards...

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Re: So Plebian

      I believe these are Cray's "cheaper" products aimed at the low/mid HPC market hence IB/OP interconnects, not Dragonfly etc.

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