The Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) has installed a Cray XC40 supercomputer to use as its primary high performance computing system for research.

The university has previously used Cray T3E, Cray XT3 and Cray XC30 systems.

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Details of the exact HPC deployment were not shared, but Cray did confirm that it is a three-cabinet system.

Cray XC40s use the Aries high performance network interconnect, the latest Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and Nvidia Tesla GPUs.

“JAIST is committed to conducting world-class research activities that leverage the abilities of our highly-skilled faculty members and students, our advanced research facilities, and cutting-edge technologies, and Cray supercomputers continue to play a vital role in our efforts,” Yasushi Inoguchi, professor of the Research Center for Advanced Computing Infrastructure at JAIST, said.

“Our new Cray XC40 supercomputer will support our mission of becoming a premier center of excellence in education and research.”

Mamoru Nakano, president of Cray Japan, added: “Cray has enjoyed a long, collaborative partnership with JAIST, and we continue to take great pride in providing the University’s user community with advanced supercomputing technologies for achieving breakthrough results.

“The addition of this new Cray system at the JAIST is another example of our continued drive to expand our presence in Japan.”