The Cray supercomputer is a high performance computing system designed by Cray Inc. The first Cray supercomputer was the Cray-1, which was released in 1976. Since then, Cray has released several other models of supercomputers, including the Cray-2, Cray-3, and Cray-4. Today, the company offers several different models of supercomputers, including the Cray XC30 and the Cray XE6.
Cray supercomputers are used in a variety of scientific and industrial applications. They are often used for tasks such as weather prediction, climate modeling, oil and gas exploration, and medical research. In addition, Cray supercomputers are also used for military applications, such as missile defense and cryptography.
The Cray company was founded in 1972 by Seymour Cray, who is considered to be the father of supercomputing. Cray left the company in 1989, and it was later acquired by Silicon Graphics in 1995. However, the Cray brand has continued to be used for the company’s products.