Cray launched an integrated file system that transfers more than 1 trillion characters of information a second. And it replaced IBM as the computing power behind a science project intended to push the limits of memory, data management and speed of processing.

The new Cray Sonexion 1300 storage device incorporates a file system called Lustre designed for high-performance work loads and big mounds of data. The system can expand from 50 trillion numbers and letters stored, to more than 50 quadrillion, with no loss in speed.

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