Cray Wins $20M Brazilian Contract

4/21/10

Seattle-based Cray, the supercomputer company, announced today it has been awarded a multi-year, $20 million contract with the Foundation for Space Technology, Applications and Science in Brazil. Under the terms of the contract, the company will deliver a Cray XT6 supercomputer to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, to perform weather forecasts and climate studies; the computer will go into production later this year. Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) has won a series of large government contracts, both foreign and domestic, in the past year. Last July, Cray CEO Peter Ungaro gave me a detailed overview of the company’s strategy, shortly before it posted a surprise profit for the second quarter of 2009.

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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