SOURCE: Cray Inc.

January 22, 2007 07:30 ET

Cray Launches Supercomputing Technical Workshop in North America

February Workshop Lets Cray Supercomputer Users Exchange Solutions and Expertise

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 22, 2007 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that the first annual Cray Technical Workshop North America will focus on the Cray XT™ supercomputing infrastructure, with particular attention to how customers have used the Cray XT3™ system to optimize computation-intensive applications to solve previously insoluble scientific and engineering problems.

Hosted by the National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Cray User Group, the workshop is scheduled for February 26-28, 2007, at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by Cray Chief Technology Officer Steve Scott on Cray's plans for future architectural evolution, as well as sessions on the recently introduced Cray XT4™ system, AMD's Quad Core Opteron processor and other topics of interest presented by Cray experts and customers. Presenters will be on hand from a number of world-renowned supercomputing organizations, including ORNL, Sandia National Laboratories, the Navel Research Laboratory, Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, CSC Finland, the Numerical Algorithms Group UK and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

"We are pleased that our North American customers will now be able to share in the rich exchange of information and know-how that participants in our Technical Workshop Europe have enjoyed for the past three years," said Cray Chief Technology Officer Steve Scott. "Cray supercomputer users are on the cutting edge in a number of disciplines, and when they get together they create synergies that can have a tremendous impact on the computer-driven research community. We are also looking forward to giving users a more complete picture of Cray's vision for supercomputing in the years ahead."

The inaugural Cray Technical Workshop North America is modeled on successful workshops the company has conducted in Europe for the past three years. For more information on the Cray Technical Workshop North America and to register for the event, go to

About Cray Inc.

As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputing systems and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology enables 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 will result in 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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