SOURCE: Cray Inc.

November 18, 2008 07:40 ET

James River Technical, Inc. and Cray Inc. Announce Reseller Relationship for New Cray CX1 Supercomputer

RICHMOND, VA and SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI) and Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced a reseller agreement for JRTI to market and sell the new Cray CX1 supercomputer. With prices from about $25,000 to $80,000, the Cray CX1 product is the most affordable Cray supercomputer ever. The quiet, deskside system uses standard wall power and delivers unprecedented computing capabilities in office environments.

With a primary focus on the higher education market for scientific and engineering research, using high performance computing (HPC), JRTI provides solutions to academic, government and commercial customers and has been a leading value-added reseller of these solutions for a decade.

Announced in September 2008, the Cray CX1 product was designed from the ground up to provide superior performance, functionality, and cost for individuals and departmental workgroups who want to harness HPC without the complexity of traditional clusters. The Cray CX1 supercomputer delivers performance leadership across a broad range of applications, all in a compact, self-contained system that runs on standard office power.

Equipped with up to 16 powerful quad-core Intel Xeon processors and flexibly configurable, state-of-the-art visualization and storage capabilities, the Cray CX1 product brings HPC capabilities to desktop-bound engineers and scientists. The Cray CX1 supercomputer offers multiple operating environments: Windows HPC Server 2008, or Red Hat Linux.

"JRTI is pleased to represent Cray, whose name is synonymous with supercomputing leadership, as the first reseller into the higher education market in North America," stated Leo Iantosca, CEO of JRTI. "The Cray CX1 will further democratize HPC capabilities for a much wider range of users. Our goal is to help accelerate the pace of discovery across all areas of research, including life sciences, medical imaging, oil & gas, product design and more. The productivity achievable with the Cray CX1 system is unprecedented in an office environment. This deskside product delivers the power of up to 64 cores in a tightly integrated turnkey solution."

"James River has a sterling reputation and track record as an HPC reseller into the higher education market. We're pleased to have James River representing our new Cray CX1 supercomputer in this important North American market," said Ian Miller, Cray senior vice president of sales and marketing.

About Cray Inc.

As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers 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 www.cray.com for more information.

About James River Technical, Inc.

James River Technical, (JRT) delivers High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions to the Academic, Government, and Commercial marketplaces. JRT has delivered HPC solutions to a diverse customer base over the last 10 years, making JRT one of the most successful VARs in the HPC arena. JRT is focused on delivering HPC solutions that provide the most cost effective path to research discovery and insight. JRT's coverage model serves clients throughout North America. JRT works with its clients from early stage needs assessment and specification; grant and budget preparation; delivery, integration, and tuning; through ongoing support, consulting, and training. For more information on JRTI, please visit www.jrti.com or call (800) 296-0027. Preview the Cray CX1 at: www.jrti.com/products/clusters/cray/index.html.

Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray CX1 is a trademark of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Cray Media Contact:
    Steve Conway
    651/592-7441
    pr@cray.com

    James River Technical Media Contact:
    Jeff Fettig
    800/296-0027 or 804/935-0150
    jfettig@jrti.com