Seattle,WA and Paris, France — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) today announced an order for two Cray SV1(tm) supercomputer systems plus a Cray J90(tm) upgrade from Peugeot CitroÎn Automobiles SA (PSA), Paris. To date, the worldwide automotive firm has ordered eight Cray SV1 systems. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“Peugeot CitroÎn uses Cray Inc. technology for crucial aspects of our automotive design process,” said Christophe Prigent, in charge of scientific computing at the IT Division of PSA. “Deploying multiple Cray SV1 systems gives us powerful, highly reliable supercomputing capability for our Crash and Safety applications.”
“We are proud that a firm of PSA’s stature is increasing its commitment to Cray to meet its supercomputing needs,” said Cray Inc. President and CEO Jim Rottsolk. “Peugeot CitroÎn is a highly valued customer, and we look forward to a mutually beneficial long-term relationship,” added Dr. Barry Utting, Cray Inc. managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Cray SV1 supercomputer was named one of the “Best Supercomputers” for 2000 by the readership of Scientific Computing & Instrumentation magazine. Co-winner of the award was the Cray T3E(tm) product. More than 100 Cray SV1 systems have been installed since general availability began in August 1999. Half of that volume has come from outside of the United States.
About Peugeot CitroÎn Automobiles
PSA is a leading global automotive company with two strong vehicle brands: Peugeot and CitroÎn. In 1999, the company sold 2.5 million cars and trucks worldwide, more than two-thirds of them outside of France. PSA is France’s largest automaker, Europe’s largest producer of minivans and second largest producer of vans and trucks. The company’s customer base includes the general consumer and professional markets, as well as tax-free sales to diplomats, international organizations and non-E.U. residents. PSA operates in 140 countries.
About Cray Inc.
Cray Inc. designs, builds and sells high-performance MPP, vector processor and general-purpose parallel computer systems. The company has leading edge technology, multiple product platforms, nearly 900 employees, a $2 billion installed base of approximately 600 computers worldwide, major manufacturing and service capabilities and extensive global customer relationships. Cray believes its Multithreaded Architecture and Cray T3E and Cray SV(tm) product lines together represent the future of supercomputing.