Cray Wins Seven HPCwire Awards

Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:01am EST

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  SEATTLE, WA and SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Nov 14
(Marketwire) -- 
At the 2012 Supercomputing Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, global
supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company
has won seven awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of
the publication's 2012 Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards. The five
Readers' Choice Awards and two Editors' Choice Awards combine for the
most awards Cray has ever won in a single year.

    This year's awards include:


--  Readers' Choice: Best Application of "Green Computing" in HPC (the
    Cray XK7 "Titan" supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
--  Readers' Choice: Best HPC Server Product or Technology (Cray XE6
    supercomputer)
--  Readers' Choice: Best HPC Collaboration between Government and
    Industry (Cray, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy,
    AMD and NVIDIA for the Cray XK7 "Titan" supercomputer)
--  Readers' Choice: Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch (Cray XK7
    supercomputer)
--  Readers' Choice: Top 5 Vendors to Watch
--  Editors' Choice: Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch (for the
    OpenACC Directives, shared between Cray, NVIDIA, PGI and CAPS)
--  Editors' Choice: Top 5 Vendors to Watch

    

"One of the highlights of the annual Supercomputing Conference each
year is the unveiling of the HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards,
and it's a real honor that our Company's efforts this year have resulted
in seven awards, which is a new record for us," said Peter Ungaro,
president and CEO of Cray. "These awards are a result of the hard work
our employees company-wide have put towards designing, developing and
implementing world-class high performance computing technologies. Whether
it's through collaboration with our customers or working closely with our
various partners, our goal is to be a leader in supercomputing, and these
HPCwire awards are a nice acknowledgement of our efforts. I would also
like to congratulate Appro on their two HPCwire awards, and we look
forward to the capabilities a combined company will bring to the HPC and
Big Data marketplaces."

    The highly coveted HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are
determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience for the
Reader's Choice Awards, combined with a rigorous selection process for
the Editors' Choice Awards, where winners have been selected by a panel
of editorial and executive staff, recognized HPC luminaries, and
contributing editors from across the industry. The awards are an annual
feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from
the HPC community. The awards are presented each year to kick off the
Supercomputing Conference, which showcases high performance computing,
networking, storage and data analysis.

    About Cray Inc.
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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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