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Cray's Gemini Interconnect Wins Second Straight HPCwire Award

(November 16, 2011)

SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/11 -- At the 2011 Supercomputing Conference in Seattle, WA, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that for the second year in a row, the Company's Gemini interconnect has been named "Best HPC Interconnect Product or Technology" by the editors of HPCwire. Additionally, the readers of HPCwire have named the Cray XE6 supercomputer as the "Best HPC Server Product or Technology," selected the Cray XK6 supercomputer as one of the "Top 5 New Products or Technologies to Watch," and chosen Cray as one of the "Top 5 Vendors to Watch." The four awards were presented to Cray as part of the publication's 2011 Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards.

Presented by the most widely read publication in the high performance computing (HPC) industry, the HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards were determined through online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC community. The awards are presented each year to kick off the Supercomputing Conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage and data analysis.

"Cray has a singular focus on supercomputing, and we have placed significant, strategic investments in researching, developing and delivering innovative products for a broadening set of HPC customers," said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. "Company-wide, our employees have committed themselves to creating amazing products like the Cray XE6 and Cray XK6 systems, as well as cutting-edge innovations such as our Gemini interconnect. That is why it is an honor to be acknowledged by the readers and editors of HPCwire and the broader HPC community for our efforts. It's an honor we share with our development partners and customers."

About Cray Inc.
As a global leader in supercomputing, Cray provides highly advanced supercomputers and world-class services and support to government, industry and academia. Cray technology is designed to enable scientists and engineers to achieve remarkable breakthroughs by accelerating performance, improving efficiency and extending the capabilities of their most demanding applications. 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 surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.


Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries, and Gemini, Cray XE6 and Cray XK6 trademarks of Cray Inc. Other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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