Cray Signs Solutions Provider Agreement With Mark III Systems

May 3, 2017 Seattle and Houston —

Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) today announced the Company has signed a solutions provider agreement with Mark III Systems, Inc. to develop, market and sell solutions that leverage Cray’s portfolio of supercomputing and big data analytics systems.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Mark III Systems is a leading enterprise IT solutions provider focused on delivering IT infrastructure, software, services, cloud, digital, and cognitive solutions to a broad array of enterprise clients. The company’s BlueChasm digital development unit is focused on building and running open digital, cognitive, and AI platforms in partnership with enterprises, institutions, service providers, and software and cloud partners.

Mark III Systems can now combine the design, development, and engineering expertise of its BlueChasm team with the data-intensive computing capabilities of the Cray® XC™, Cray CS™, and Urika®-GX systems, and offer enterprise IT customers customized solutions across a wide range of commercial use cases.

“We’re very excited to be partnering with Cray to deliver unique platforms and data-driven solutions to our joint clients, especially around the key opportunities of data analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive compute, and deep learning,” said Chris Bogan, Mark III’s director of business development and alliances.  “Combined with Mark III’s full stack approach of helping clients capitalize on the big data and digital transformation opportunities, we think that this partnership offers enterprises and organizations the ability to differentiate and win in the marketplace in the digital era.”

“Solution providers are a key part of Cray’s go-to-market strategy,” said Fred Kohout, Cray’s senior vice president of products and chief marketing officer. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Mark III as they bring the expertise to develop and deliver differentiated solutions that leverage Cray’s supercomputing infrastructure and deliver superior value to our respective customers.”

For more information on Cray’s partner initiatives, please visit the Cray website at www.cray.com.

About Mark III Systems
Mark III Systems is a long-time, industry-leading IT solutions provider delivering IT infrastructure, software, services, cloud, digital, and cognitive solutions to enterprises, institutions, and service provider clients across North America.  With a diverse team of developers, DevOps engineers, enterprise architects, and systems engineers, Mark III’s areas of expertise include IT infrastructure, datacenter, HPC, data analytics, security, DevOps, IoT, AI, cognitive, and cloud.  Whether it be optimizing the performance and resiliency of an existing business-critical tech stack, or building a next-generation digital stack for data analytics, AI, IoT, or mobile use cases, Mark III’s “full stack” approach helps clients stand out and win in the era of digital transformation.  For more information, visit www.markiiisys.com.

About Cray Inc.
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 www.cray.com for more information.