The Cray® XC™ series delivers on Cray's commitment to an adaptive supercomputing architecture that provides both extreme scalability and sustained performance. The flexibility of the Cray XC platform ensures that users can precisely configure the machines that will meet their specific requirements today, and remain confident they can upgrade and enhance their systems to address the demands of the future.
Cray® XC40™ and XC40-AC™ supercomputers are enabled by a robust Intel® Xeon® processor and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor road map, Aries™ high performance interconnect and flexible Dragonfly network topology, providing low latency and scalable global bandwidth to satisfy the most challenging multi-petaflops applications.
While the extreme-scaling Cray XC40 supercomputer is a transverse air-flow liquid-cooled architecture, the Cray XC40-AC air-cooled model provides slightly smaller and less dense supercomputing cabinets with no requirement for liquid coolants or extra blower cabinets. A reduced network topology lowers costs, and the system is compatible with the compute technology, OS, ISV and software stack support of high-end XC40 systems.