Guest Post: Is Seattle the center of supercomputing?

Supercomputers were once the exclusive province of government spy agencies, research labs and academics. The top computer makers were the only vendors. Things have changed since Seymour Cray introduced the first machine at Control Data in 1965. One of the biggest changes is how many of the vendors are now in the Seattle area. With… Read More


Tech Moves: RealNetworks vet takes control at Control 4; changes at Cray; thePlatform; and more

Control 4, a Salt Lake City, Utah maker of home automation technologies, has named former RealNetworks and Bungee Labs executive Martin Plaehn to the position of CEO. Plaehn previously served two separate tenures at RealNetworks — most recently as senior vice president of product & service development. He also worked at the company from 1999… Read More


Seattle supercomputer maker Cray loses veteran CTO

Steve Scott, who worked for Cray since 1992, most recently serving as senior vice president and chief technology officer, is leaving the Seattle supercomputer maker later this month for a job at an undisclosed company. A SEC filing indicated that Scott would be taking a “senior position at a technology partner” of Cray, but it… Read More


Cray on recent layoffs: ‘A very difficult decision’

Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. has eliminated 52 positions as the Seattle company undergoes a restructuring, one that will allow it to invest more in software engineering, customer support and other strategic areas. “Our goal is to improve the competitive position of the company,” said Cray spokesman Nick Davis. The company employed 885 people at the… Read More