SEATTLE, WA, Nov 17, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Out with the old and in with the new. Global supercomputer leader
Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced its own take on the U.S.
government's recent "cash-for-clunkers" program by launching a new
buy-back program for installed or used clusters or workstations.
Cray's "cash-for-clusters" program allows workstation and cluster
users to trade in their current systems for credit towards the
purchase of a new Cray supercomputer.
"With a nod to the popular 'cash-for-clunkers' auto program, our
'cash-for-clusters' buy-back program gives workstation and cluster
users a financial incentive to free themselves of their outdated
systems," said Ian Miller, senior vice president of the productivity
solutions group and marketing at Cray. "Simply give us your old
workstations and clusters from any vendor, such as SGI, HP, Sun, IBM,
Appro and Verari Systems and we will give you top dollar as a
trade-in towards the purchase of a new Cray supercomputer
-- it's as
easy as that."
Participants in the program can apply their trade-in credits towards
the latest in high performance computing systems from Cray, including
the Cray CX1(TM) deskside system, the CrayXT6m(TM) midrange system
and the industry-leading petascale Cray XT6(TM) supercomputer. To
qualify for the program, the trade-in system must be a cluster or
high-end workstation between two and four years old, have been under
a continual maintenance agreement since original delivery and still
be in working order.
Under a special arrangement with XS International (XS), participants
in Cray's "cash-for-clusters" program will need to provide information
on the cluster or workstation they wish to trade in. Cray will then
work with XS to develop a proposal that provides the customer with
value for the traded-in system that can be applied toward the
purchase of a new Cray system.
More detailed information on Cray's "cash-for-clusters" supercomputer
promotion is available by contacting a Cray representative at
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 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.
Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray CX1, Cray XT6m and Cray XT6
are trademarks of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned
herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
SOURCE: Cray Inc.