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Cray Inc.

November 16, 2009 00:05 ET

Cray XT5 Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Recognized as World's Fastest Supercomputer

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today acknowledges the Cray XT5™ supercomputer, nicknamed "Jaguar," located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for achieving another supercomputing milestone. Jaguar has been recognized by the Top 500 list (www.top500.org) as the world's fastest supercomputer.

"We are pleased that the upgraded Cray XT5 system at ORNL has added this new honor to its growing list of achievements," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "While we are thrilled to have designed and built a supercomputing system that has broken a number of firsts in the industry, we are most proud of the fact that Jaguar is used day-in and day-out to solve real-world scientific problems at sustained speeds that no other system in the world can match -- including the first two scientific applications in the world ever to break one petaflops in sustained performance."

"Sustained performance is what matters to us most. We design all of our supercomputing systems to excel on scientific and engineering user applications, rather than low-level benchmark tests, because that is what is most important for our customers," added Ungaro. "Also, we want to thank Oak Ridge and the U.S. Department of Energy for their support in making Jaguar the undisputed leader in performance."

In 2008, Jaguar became the first high performance computing system to set a new world record for computer speed with sustained performance of over a petaflops (quadrillion mathematical calculations per second) on two scientific applications -- the most critical measure of supercomputing performance. This fall, the Jaguar system was upgraded with Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors increasing the number of its processing cores to more than 224,000 and advancing its peak performance to more than two petaflops of compute power.

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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 www.cray.com for more information.

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