SMDC And Cray Will Collaborate On Higher-Resolution
Results For Aerodynamics And Other CFD Applications
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2004-- Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq NM:CRAY) today
announced that it has received an order for a Cray X1(TM)
supercomputer system from Madison Research Corporation for the U.S.
Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC). Financial and other
terms were not disclosed.
The Cray X1 supercomputer system is scheduled to be installed
second-quarter 2004 at SMDC's Simulation Center in Huntsville, AL.,
where it will be used to support SMDC's global missions. Madison
Research Corporation is the prime contractor that operates SMDC's
Simulation Center. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Defense's
High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Cray officials said.
According to Cray Chairman and CEO Jim Rottsolk, SMDC and Cray
will collaborate in evaluating the Cray X1 system's ability to produce
higher-resolution results using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
codes. The codes are used to generate aerodynamics models for a wide
range of missile configurations, and for simulating phenomena such as
jet and shock interactions, combustion modeling, and propulsion flow.
"We are very pleased that SMDC researchers will have access to the
power of Cray's latest high performance computing system," Rottsolk
said. "Entering into an important new collaboration with this
long-time customer is another step in our long term growth strategy."
SMDC currently operates a Cray SV1(TM) supercomputer system.
About Madison Research Corporation
MRC is a full-service engineering services and information
technology company founded in 1986. Mr. John L. Stallworth, President
and CEO, directs MRC's operations from the corporate headquarters in
Huntsville, AL. Our current staff of over 650 people is located in
Huntsville, at six satellite offices throughout the South, and on-site
at 29 Government facilities nation-wide. MRC applies its core
competencies of systems acquisition, system sustainment, software
engineering, and information systems to meet the diverse needs of a
growing customer base of Government agencies (DoD, NASA, DOE, the
States of Alabama and Tennessee, EPA, and the US Department of Health
and Human Services) and leading commercial companies. For more
information, visit the MRC web site at www.madisonresearch.com.
About the Space and Missile Defense Command
SMDC, as the Army Service Component to USSTRATCOM, conducts space
operations and provides planning, integration, control and
coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of USSTRATCOM
missions; serves as proponent for space and ground-based midcourse
defense and as Army operational integrator for global missile defense;
conducts mission related research, development, and acquisition in
support of Army Title 10 responsibilities and serves as the focal
point for desired characteristics and capabilities in support of
About Cray Inc.
Cray's mission is to be the premier provider of supercomputing
solutions for its customers' most challenging scientific and
engineering problems. Go to www.cray.com for more information about
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SOURCE: Cray Inc.