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Cray Appoints Ryan Waite to Senior Vice President of Products




SEATTLE, WA — (Marketwired) — 12/02/14 — Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company has named Ryan Waite senior vice president of products. With more than 20 years of experience in big data, supercomputing and software at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, Waite will be responsible for leading Cray–s products division, which manages the Company–s line of compute, storage and big data analytics solutions.

“With the convergence of big data analytics and supercomputing that we continue to see in the market, Ryan adds a perfect blend of skills to our team and to this new role at Cray,” said Peter Ungaro, president and CEO of Cray. “As we look to develop integrated products that offer a unique value proposition for our customers, Ryan–s experiences in cloud, analytics, high performance computing and software will help us transform our innovative technologies into industry-leading solutions for a broader customer base. We are excited to have him on board.”

Prior to joining Cray, Waite served as director of data services at Amazon Web Services where he was responsible for all aspects of its five big data services, including product management, engineering and operations. While at Amazon Web Services, Waite directed the Amazon Kinesis, AWS Fraud Detection, AWS Data Warehouse, AWS Metering and Tag Metadata teams.

Before joining Amazon Web Services, Waite built a 20-year career at Microsoft where he held a number of software design and management positions, and was most recently the general manager for its high performance computing team. In this role, Waite led Microsoft–s HPC business and an engineering team that was responsible for the architecture, development, test and program management of Windows HPC Server and its integration with Azure. Waite also holds a number of technology patents.

“Working with HPC customers has been inspirational and I am excited to get back to working with the engineers, scientists and analysts that push the limits of knowledge,” said Waite. “With the continuing convergence of HPC and big data, Cray–s assets in supercomputing, storage and analytics will enable us to do even more to support these customers in their endeavors.”

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 more than 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 for more information.

Cray is a registered trademark of Cray Inc. in the United States and other countries.

Cray Media:
Nick Davis
206/701-2123

Cray Investors:
Paul Hiemstra
206/701-2044





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