Cray Announces New Hadoop Solution Based on Intel(R) Distribution

Cray Announces New Hadoop Solution Based on Intel(R) Distribution 
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --  Global supercomputer
leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that it will
introduce a new solution combining the Intel(R) Distribution for
Apache Hadoop software (Intel(R) Distribution) with the Cray Xtreme
line of supercomputers. The new offering will add to Cray's portfolio
of "Big Data" solutions and give customers the ability to leverage
the fusion of supercomputing and Big Data. 
"Cray has enabled customers to achieve modeling and simulation at the
highest scale possible, and we are excited to work with Intel to
provide dramatic new levels of data assimilation combined with
modeling and simulation -- driving the analytics needed for knowledge
discovery and optimal decision making," said Bill Blake, senior vice
president and CTO of Cray. "The new features added to the Intel
Distribution, such as greater security, improved real-time handling
of sensor data, and improved performance throughout the storage
hierarchy will benefit Cray's traditional customers in big science
and supercomputing, in addition to new commercial customers who need
the combination of supercomputing capabilities and an
enterprise-strength approach to Big Data." 
Introducing a new offering that pairs the Intel Distribution with the
Cray Xtreme-X and Cray Xtreme-Cool supercomputers will expand Cray's
solution set for the rapidly growing Big Data market. The Company's
complementary array of Big Data solutions includes fast data and data
movement capabilities with Cray Sonexion storage systems, knowledge
discovery using YarcData's uRiKA appliance for graph analytics, and
now a powerful Hadoop offering paired with the scalable and flexible
line of Cray Xtreme supercomputers. 
"Combining the innovation and scale of Cray's supercomputing
technologies and solutions with the hardware-enhanced performance,
security and manageability of the Intel Distribution for Apache
Hadoop software will provide organizations with a powerful platform
for analyzing massive datasets," said Girish Juneja, general manager
of Intel's Big Data Software. 
The Cray Xtreme-X and Cray Xtreme-Cool supercomputers are powerful,
configurable cluster solutions based on industry standard hardware
that will allow for quick implementation of the Intel Distribution
for Apache Hadoop. The systems offer energy efficient, air-cooled and
liquid-cooled architectures featuring high performance, high
availability computing, and are integrated with an HPC software
stack, software tools compatible with most open source and commercial
compilers, tools, schedules, and libraries to run complex
applications. The systems are also integrated with the Advanced
Cluster Engine, which is an essential management software suite
designed to eliminate the complexity of managing HPC clusters. Cray
plans to begin shipping this Big Data solution in the second quarter
of 2013. 
About Cray Inc.
 Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:
CRAY) 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 high
performance computing (HPC) systems, storage, and Big Data 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
surpass today's limitations and meeting the market's continued demand
for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information. 
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