Global supercomputer
leader Cray Inc. today announced that it has
received a $3.3 million order for a Cray SV1ex(TM) supercomputer
system and related services from Government Micro Resources (GMR).

The subcontract with GMR calls for a 32-processor Cray SV1ex
supercomputer to be installed in the second quarter 2001 at the NASA
Ames Research Center facility in Moffett Field, Calif. The system will
support research aimed at improving the safety and durability of
aircraft and aerospace vehicles.

NASA Ames will run computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and
structural applications on its Cray SV1ex supercomputer to model the
aerodynamic and thermodynamic properties of airplanes, helicopters and
second-generation spacecraft, such as the X-38 space station lifeboat
vehicle. These models help researchers pinpoint areas of structural
stress and air friction, leading to safer, more efficient vehicle
designs. The Cray system also will support NASA Ames’ study of air
turbulence, microgravity and propulsion for airplanes and space

The Cray SV1ex supercomputer will replace an existing Cray C90(TM)

“The SV1ex provides an ideal architecture for some of our most
complex codes,” said Ken Stevens, deputy director of the NASA
Consolidated Supercomputer Management Office (CoSMO) at NASA Ames
Research Center. “It also boosts our memory capacity by a factor of

“We are proud to continue providing high-efficiency,
cost-effective vector supercomputers to a customer of NASA Ames’
stature,” said Cray Inc. chairman and CEO Jim Rottsolk. “Cray is the
supercomputer industry’s leading innovator and offers the world’s
broadest choice of supercomputer architectures to fit customers’

About GMR

With more than 20 years of leading network integration and
applications development, Government Micro Resources (GMR), Manassas,
Va., offers a vast portfolio of large-scale open systems and
client/server solutions for large or small organizations from well
known manufacturers, such as Cray and other suppliers. GMR’s services
include software engineering design and development, architectural and
technical systems integration and consulting as well as business
process analysis and re-engineering. Further information is available

About NASA Ames

NASA Ames Research Center is located at Moffett Field, Calif., in
the heart of “Silicon Valley.” Ames was founded Dec. 20, 1939, as an
aircraft research laboratory by the National Advisory Committee on
Aeronautics (NACA) and in 1958 became part of National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA). Ames specializes in research geared
toward creating new knowledge and new technologies that span the
spectrum of NASA interests.

About Cray Inc.

Cray Inc. designs, builds and sells high-performance MPP, vector
processor and general-purpose parallel computer systems. The company
has leading edge technology, multiple product platforms, nearly 900
employees, a worldwide installed base of supercomputer systems, major
manufacturing and service capabilities and extensive global customer
relationships. Cray believes its Multithreaded Architecture and Cray
T3E(TM), Cray SuperCluster® and Cray SV2(TM) systems together
represent the future of supercomputing. Go to for more
information on the company.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. There are
certain factors that could cause Cray’s execution plans to differ
materially from those anticipated by the statements above. Among such
risk factors are expected delivery and acceptance times, and timely
availability of commercially acceptable components from third party
suppliers. For a discussion of such risks, and other risks that could
affect Cray’s future performance, please see “Factors That Could
Affect Future Results” in Cray Inc.’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

Note to Editors: Cray and SuperCluster are registered trademarks,
and Cray SV1ex, Cray SV1, Cray SV2, Cray T3E and Cray C90 are
trademarks of Cray Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.