Authors: Steve Conway and Earl Joseph
Publication Date: May 2019
Length: 2 pages
Major government buyers we interviewed consistently named Cray as one of the handful of global supercomputer makers capable of true innovation at the system architecture level. These vendors maintain their ability to stay at the forefront of the HPC market by continually reinventing themselves and their products. Cray’s capture of the $600 million CORAL 2 contract to deliver the 1.5-exaflops Frontier supercomputer to ORNL in 2021 is the company’s latest demonstration of its ability to mutate in response to the evolving HPC market environment.
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