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Cray Inc.

November 16, 2009 21:30 ET

Cray CX1 Deskside Supercomputer Named Best HPC Cluster Solution by HPCwire Editors

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the Cray CX1™ deskside supercomputer has been named "Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology" by the editors of HPCwire as part of the publication's 2009 Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. Additionally, Cray has been named one of the "Top Five Vendors to Watch" by HPCwire readers, and Cray President and CEO, Peter Ungaro, has been named to HPCwire's "People to Watch in 2010" list.

Presented by the most widely read publication in the high-performance computing (HPC) industry, the HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards were determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community.

"The acknowledgement from both the editors and readers of HPCwire is a real honor to Cray and its employees and we truly appreciate being presented with these awards, which is a result of all of our hard work over the last year," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "The award for our CX1 system is especially meaningful since we introduced it just over a year ago. With the recent release of two new line extensions -- the Cray CX1-LC and the Cray CX1-iWS -- the Cray CX line is poised to make an even larger impact on the market, bringing ease-of-use computing to a broader set of customers in 2010."

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As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology is designed to enable scientists and engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

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