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Cray Resells BlueArc

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- BlueArc Corporation, a market leader in scalable, high-performance unified storage, today announced a reseller relationship with Cray Inc. (Nasdaq GM: CRAY). Under the relationship, Cray will resell BlueArc's Titan 2000 network storage systems to HPC customers worldwide and the companies will work together closely to coordinate sales and customer support activities.

With its industry leading throughput and scalability, BlueArc's Titan 2000 series is an ideal complement to Cray's supercomputing platforms. BlueArc and Cray have already collaborated closely on several engagements in the previous year, successfully deploying joint solutions in EMEA and the Pacific Rim.

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) of Aldermaston, Berkshire, England, was one of the first customers jointly engaged by Cray and BlueArc. AWE has played a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom for more than 50 years, providing the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. This work covers the entire life cycle of nuclear warheads - from initial research and design, through development, manufacture and maintenance while in service, to decommissioning and disposal.

AWE's work not only requires massive computational workloads, but also an extremely robust and tightly integrated storage solution.

"The high performance, reliability and cross platform network access make the Titan systems an essential part of our storage strategy," said Mike Hawkins, Team Leader, UNIX Systems, AWE. "We are simulating extremely complex high-speed interactions. Cray and BlueArc have worked closely with our team to understand the details of our applications and develop a joint solution that meets our needs."

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