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November 20, 2013

Cray Wins Ten HPCwire Awards

SEATTLE, Wash. and DENVER, Colo., Nov. 20 — At the 2013 Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colorado, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company won 10 awards from the readers and editors of HPCwire, as part of the publication’s 2013 Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards.

The three Readers’ Choice Awards and seven Editors’ Choice Awards combine for the most awards Cray has won in a single year. This also marks the tenth consecutive year Cray was selected for HPCwire awards.

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards include:

Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology
Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer

Best HPC Collaboration between Government and Industry
Ford Motor Company and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Cray “Jaguar” with DataDirect Networks technology for CAE and CFD simulation

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This year’s Editors’ Choice Awards include:

Best use of HPC Application in Manufacturing
GE Research using ORNL Cray XK7 “Titan” supercomputer for Industrial Cold Temperature Research Projects

Best use of HPC in Life Sciences
NCSA “Blue Waters” with Cray technologies and NVIDIA GPUs to achieve breakthroughs in HIV CAPSID Research

Best use of HPC in Automotive
Ford Motor Company and OLCF Cray “Jaguar” for automotive research to boost airflow and increase fuel efficiency

Best Application of “Big Data” in HPC
Cray YarcData Urika “Sherlock” powering research by the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to unlock the secrets of Big Data

Best HPC Cluster Solution or Technology
Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer

Best use of HPC in Financial Services
San Diego Supercomputing Center and the Cray CS300 “Gordon” system, and XSEDE Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, SGI “Blacklight” resulting in stricter regulation of stock market trading and technologies powering faster market analysis to monitor automated market trading in the future

“We are truly honored by the scope of industry recognition for Cray this year,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Credit is due to the hundreds of Cray employees who have committed their talents and energy to helping our customers solve the world’s most difficult computing challenges. As a company, we are intently focused on being a global leader in supercomputing, and the HPCwire awards are an acknowledgement of the results of working closely with our partners and our customers.”

The highly coveted HPCwire Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice Awards winners are selected by a polling of HPCwire’s global audience for the Readers’ Choice, combined with winners selected by a panel of editors, staff executives and HPC luminaries for the Editor’s Choice. The formal presentation of the awards takes place during the week of the Supercomputing Conference each year, which focuses upon high performance computing, hardware, software, networking, storage, and scientific breakthroughs. Widely recognized as among the most prestigious awards presented during the conference, the awards honor demonstrated excellence and outstanding technological advancements achieved by the HPC community.

A complete list of award winners is available on the HPCwire.com website.

About Cray Inc.

Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and Big Data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. 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 meet the market’s continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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Source: Cray Inc.

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