Cray Wins $45M DoD Contract

2/24/10

Seattle-based Cray, the supercomputing company, announced today it has won three high-performance computing awards from the U.S. Department of Defense, totaling more than $45 million. Cray will provide three next-generation supercomputing systems to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center in Alaska, and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Mississippi. Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) says its technology will be used to support research and development for new materials, fuels, and armor and weapons systems, as well as to assist in long-term weather predictions. The supercomputers are expected to be delivered to the U.S. defense centers in the second half of 2010.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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