We are tremendously excited and honored that Cray was named a winner of Seattle Business Magazine’s 2018 Tech Impact Awards. Out of hundreds of entries this year, Cray was one of only seventeen companies chosen to receive the accolade –– winning Silver in the enterprise category.
The Tech Impact Awards recognize companies in Washington state that are using technology to have a significant impact on business, industry or society. The winning companies represent a varied mix of industries and tech spaces, including analytics, cloud, security, software as a service, fintech and entertainment.
As an honoree, Cray was invited to attend the 8th annual Tech Impact Awards banquet dinner at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle. Twenty or so members of the Cray team were in attendance –– joining hundreds of our peers in the Seattle area’s tech industry –– and were invited on stage to proudly accept the award.
This accolade is a testament to Cray’s continued innovation, leadership in the market, and the progress we’ve made in our mission to help solve some of the greatest challenges in business, technology and science. We are an exceptionally effective team here at Cray because each of us shares a common purpose: to build the technology that will help solve tomorrow’s most complex challenges and push scientific discovery to new limits.
Our inspiration for continuously improving and building upon our technology is fueled by the knowledge that we’re helping to drive the progress of life-changing discoveries. After all, Cray supercomputers are being used to discover promising new cures for disease, explore alternative energy sources, deliver life-saving severe weather forecasts, and expand our knowledge of everything from the human brain to the biggest mysteries of our universe, just to name a few.
It’s our amazing customers that are making these world-changing discoveries utilizing our computing, storage and analytics solutions. From Cray’s earliest days up until today, we’ve supplied some of the world’s most powerful computing systems to national labs, renowned academic institutions and scientific research organizations. But what’s also really exciting is that more mainstream businesses are now leveraging our technology to push the limits of what they can accomplish. This is in large part thanks to the explosive rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and its convergence with high-performance computing (HPC). As it stands, we’re one of the only companies that has the technological horsepower and performance at scale to support the growing computational demands of key AI workloads.
At Cray, we’re always striving to innovate and deliver breakthrough technologies that have the power to change the world. We’re thankful for this award and are proud to be recognized for the work we do passionately every day.