"Cray has laid out its plans to develop supercomputers that will
take the concept of heterogeneous computing to an entirely new
level by integrating a range of processing technologies in a single
platform. These 'adaptive supercomputing' systems will be able to
solve scientific and engineering problems more quickly--and make
programmers and end users more productive--by adapting processing
to the requirements of each application.
"Over the next few years, Cray supercomputers will combine
standard microprocessors (scalar processing), vector processing,
multithreading and hardware accelerators in one high-performance
computing (HPC) platform that uses the industry-standard Linux
operating system. Powerful compilers and other software will
automatically match an application to the processor blade that is
best suited for it..."