SOURCE: Cray Inc.

November 15, 2005 07:30 ET

Cray Named Top HPC Vendor With the Most Innovative Technology by HPCwire Readers

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2005 -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that it has won the HPCwire 2005 Readers' Choice Awards for "Overall Top HPC Vendor" and for "Most Innovative HPC Technology for 2005." Bestowed by the most widely read publication in the high-performance computing (HPC) industry, the awards were determined by a survey of HPCwire readers at the front lines of the HPC commercial and scientific communities. HPCwire awards are widely recognized across the industry by HPC customers, vendors, government officials and users.

"We at Cray are honored to be selected by the readers of HPCwire as the top HPC vendor and provider of the most innovative technology today," said Peter Ungaro, Cray president and CEO. "In particular, these awards reflect the enthusiasm in the marketplace that has greeted our Cray XT3™, Cray XD1™ and Cray X1E™ supercomputers, which are setting the standard for performance, scalability and cost-effective operation at customer sites around the world. As HPC continues to enable researchers to make stunning breakthroughs in science and engineering, Cray is committed to leading the way with systems that push the boundaries of technology, meeting the demanding real-world application requirements of HPC users and their organizations."

About the Cray XD1 Supercomputer

The Cray XD1 supercomputer combines direct-connect system architecture, HPC-optimized Linux, management and reconfigurable computing technologies to deliver industry-leading performance on real-world applications. Purpose-built for demanding HPC applications such as computational chemistry, environmental forecasting and computer aided engineering, the Cray XD1 system lets users simulate, analyze and solve complex problems more quickly and accurately. The x86-based Cray XD1 system supports a broad range of 32- and 64-bit HPC applications on AMD Opteron single- or dual-core processors. The system also provides application acceleration capabilities using field-programmable gate array technology directly connected to the Cray XD1 compute environment.

About the Cray XT3 Supercomputer

The Cray XT3 supercomputer is the third generation MPP system from Cray, purpose-built to offer scientists and engineers an HPC system that delivers exceptional sustained application performance to handle their most challenging problems. The Cray XT3 supercomputer's high speed 3D torus interconnect, x86 64-bit AMD Opteron™ processors, high speed global I/O, and advanced MPP operating system are designed to ensure that applications scale steadily from 200 to more than 30,000 processors without performance losses from communications bottlenecks, asynchronous processing or memory access delays.

About Cray Inc.

As the global leader in HPC, Cray provides innovative supercomputing systems that enable scientists and engineers in government, industry and academia to meet both existing and future computational challenges. Building on years of experience in designing, developing, marketing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of HPC systems that deliver unrivaled sustained performance on a wide range of applications. Go to for more information.

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