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Cray Inc. Announces Departure of Burton Smith

SEATTLE, WA, Nov 25, 2005 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that co-founder and Chief Scientist Burton Smith will leave the company to assume a new role at Microsoft Corporation.

"As our Chief Scientist and an important leader of our research and development team, Burton has provided innovation and technical leadership to Cray for many years," said Cray president and CEO Peter Ungaro. "We are very proud of the enormous contributions Burton has made to the high performance computing marketplace, and look forward to seeing his ideas leveraged in the broader computing industry."

"I have truly enjoyed my long association with Cray and the opportunity to spend many years at the forefront of high performance computing," said Smith. "Although I am excited to pursue a new and very different opportunity at Microsoft, I will miss being part of this talented team and I wish Cray continued success."

Smith will leave Cray on December 7th, and has also resigned in his role as a Director of the company.

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