SOURCE: Cray Inc.

Cray Inc.

November 12, 2015 08:31 ET

Cray to Join OpenHPC Community

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company plans to join the OpenHPC Project led by The Linux Foundation. Cray's participation in OpenHPC will focus on making technology contributions that will help to standardize software stack components, leverage open-source technologies, and simplify the maintenance and operation of the software stack for end-users.

The OpenHPC Project is designed to create a unified community of key stakeholders across the HPC industry focused on developing a new open-source framework for high performance computing (HPC) environments. The group's goal is to create a stable environment for testing and validation, as well as provide a robust and diverse open-source software stack that minimizes user overhead and associated costs.

"Cray is committed to providing our customers with the highest performing supercomputing systems, while simultaneously embracing the collaborative creation of industry standards that streamline our customers' workflow," said Steve Scott, Cray's senior vice president and chief technology officer. "We believe OpenHPC will deliver efficiency benefits to supercomputing center administrators and programmers, as well as the researchers and scientists that use our systems every day. The open-source community continues to play an important role for Cray, and as part of this effort we plan to open-source components of our industry-leading software environment to OpenHPC."

Cray has a long history of open-source community co-founding, contribution, and collaboration. The Company actively participates with several open-source organizations including Chapel, OpenSFS, OpenMP, OpenACC, OpenStack, and others. By leveraging open community standardization, Cray can minimize vendor duplication of efforts, and focus the majority of the Company's R&D investments on the development of innovative product technologies.

For more information on Cray's involvement in industry programs, please visit www.cray.com/programs. For more information on OpenHPC, please visit www.openhpc.community.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. 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 meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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