The supercomputer - it's always expensive, bulky and do not need anyone other than research centers and similar organizations. Everybody knew, but the company Cray does not suit such a stereotype - she destroyed it by issuing model XC30-AC with a very attractive (for this segment, of course) of the recommended amount.
How much money Cray asks for its fiscal novelty? Only some $ 500,000, and that the truth is quite inexpensive. Reduction in price, as she says Cray, is not at the expense of performance, but due to the lack of a number of components. These include, in particular, liquid cooling system, and optical network ports. Heat from the internal electronics assigned with classic air cooling system and its analogue liquid available as an option.
With all the bonuses and supplements supercomputer Cray XC30-AC is worth about $ 3 million, so that the price difference is really significant. However, Cray hurried with the statement that it only implements the budget supercomputers - in this market for a long time there are American companies HP, Dell and IBM.
The composition of Cray XC30-AC includes CPUs from AMD and Intel x86 architecture, AMD Radeon graphics processors and NVIDIA GeForce. Orders for fiscal superPK already coming in, so that advertising Cray still worked. XC30-AC comes with the Linux operating system and additional software for the calculation of varying complexity.