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Cray Wins Seven HPCwire Awards

Nov 14, 2012 -- 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.
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.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but not limited to, statements related to the expected consummation of the acquisition of Appro and the expected benefits of the potential acquisition of Appro. These statements involve current expectations, forecasts of future events and other statements that are not historical facts. Inaccurate assumptions and known and unknown risks and uncertainties can affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements and cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect actual future events or results include, but are not limited to, the risk that the acquisition is not consummated when expected, or at all, the risk that Cray is not able to realize the expected benefits of the acquisition and such other risks as identified in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, and from time to time in other reports filed by Cray with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not rely unduly on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this release. Cray undertakes no duty to publicly announce or report revisions to these statements as new information becomes available that may change the Company's expectations.

Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Cray XK7 and Cray XE6 trademarks of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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206/701-2123
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Cray Investors:
Paul Hiemstra
206/701-2044
ir@cray.com

 

   

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