Cray and Microsoft Research 'working on a cloud computing prototype'

Cray announced this morning it will work with the Redmond company's research unit on a prototype system that aims to significantly lower the cost of running cloud-computing systems by combining "super efficient power delivery, high-density packaging and innovative cooling technologies." "This’s an ideal project for our custom engineering group as it allows us to leverage […]

Cray announced this morning it will work with the Redmond company's research unit on a prototype system that aims to significantly lower the cost of running cloud-computing systems by combining "super efficient power delivery, high-density packaging and innovative cooling technologies." "This’s an ideal project for our custom engineering group as it allows us to leverage our company's intellectual property in system design and, most specifically, packaging and system infrastructure," said Chuck Morreale. "In addition to being an important opportunity for Cray, the results of the project have the potential to deliver significant cost savings for operating a cloud computing data center. We are excited to be working with Microsoft, and we are eager to apply our proven, industry-leading expertise to this project."