Thanks Geronimo for the email. The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center (ARSC) and Cray Inc. announced an agreement that places a Cray SX-6 at ARSC. ARSC is pleased to be able to offer this leading technology to the wider High Performance Computing (HPC) community for testing and evaluation. This is the first installation of a Cray SX-6 system in the United States under the OEM agreement concluded last year between Cray Inc. and NEC. New users should be able to access the system by mid-July.
Under the agreement, the Cray SX-6 installed at ARSC will remain at the center for 12 months. During this time, ARSC will manage and operate the system and intends to develop comparative benchmarks for users" applications across the architectures available at ARSC. Other objectives will be to help researchers make effective use of the SX-6 vector environment, and to explore how different levels of information security can be achieved. Cray Inc. will have shared use of the SX-6 while it is in Fairbanks for applications development, benchmarking and sponsored users.
News source: ARSC - Cray SX-6 Installed at ARSC