Cray gets USD54m supercomputer contract from Korea Meteorological Administration

Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) said it has been awarded a USD54m contract to provide the Korea Meteorological Administration with two next-generation Cray XC supercomputers and a Cray Sonexion storage system.

Based in Seoul, Korea, KMA is one of the world´s leading operational weather forecasting and climate research centers. In support of its mission of realizing advanced meteorological services to be in-time, accurate and valuable, KMA will use the next-generation Cray XC supercomputers to provide more accurate weather forecasts through increased model resolution, new forecasting models, increased ensemble sizes, and the implementation of advanced data assimilation.

Cray will provide KMA with a highly integrated, multi-petaflops supercomputing infrastructure designed for operational resiliency. The system will include two next-generation Cray XC supercomputing systems, one of which will be used for production and the other for research and back-up, and a multi-petabyte Cray Sonexion storage system. The Cray XC system at KMA will be a next-generation version of the current Cray XC30 supercomputer.

The Cray Sonexion storage solution at KMA will include 21.7 petabytes of capacity and 270 gigabytes per-second of applications performance.

Cray provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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