Cray Opens Supercomputer Manufacturing Facility in Wisconsin

March 10, 2014

SEATTLE, Wash. and CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., March 10 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the opening of the Company’s new supercomputer manufacturing facility in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

With the addition of this second facility and with recent upgrades to its existing primary manufacturing site, Cray has roughly doubled its manufacturing capacity. As a result, Cray supercomputers will continue to be made in the same city where Cray was originally founded – Chippewa Falls.

“For more than 40 years now, we have enjoyed a proud and storied history with Chippewa Falls, and the opening of our new manufacturing facility affirms our commitment to building our supercomputers in a town that is synonymous with Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “Maintaining direct control of our manufacturing process ensures our systems are built with the highest level of quality that customers expect in a Cray product. It also allows us to test and integrate Cray systems before they are shipped to customer sites, which decreases the time needed to get systems up and running, and puts productive systems in the hands of our customers as quickly as possible.”

Ungaro added, “With our expanding portfolio of supercomputing and big data solutions, and more and more customers around the world, it is important that we keep our manufacturing capabilities in line with our Company’s overall growth. I am pleased our new facility is now up and running, and producing Cray supercomputers that are proudly made in Chippewa Falls.”

The new facility is equipped to manufacture Cray’s complete line of supercomputing products, including Cray XC30 supercomputers, Cray CS300 cluster supercomputers, the YarcData Urika appliance, and Cray Sonexion storage solutions. Cray purchased the building in October 2013 and recently completed significant interior modifications and upgrades. The facility is currently fully operational. Cray systems will also continue to be manufactured at its existing facility, also in Chippewa Falls.

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

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