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.
About Cray Inc.
As the global leader in HPC, Cray provides innovative supercomputing
systems that enable scientists and engineers in government, industry
and academia to meet both existing and future computational
challenges. Building on years of experience in designing, developing,
marketing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers,
Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of HPC systems that deliver
unrivaled sustained performance on a wide range of applications. Go
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