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crayexecs1Two top Cray executives are leaving the Seattle-based supercomputer maker.

The company announced today that Bill Blake, CTO and senior vice president, and Arvind Parthasarathi, general manager of Cray-owned YarcData, will be leaving to “pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.”

Blake, the former general manager of parallel computing platforms at Microsoft, joined Cray in April 2012 and had served on Cray’s board six years prior to becoming CTO. Parthasarathi also joined in 2012 and headed up YarcData, a new unit focused on big data.

Cray, which just landed two lucrative contracts, also said that it is bringing together its product groups “to better capitalize on the massive growth of data, and the convergence of supercomputing and big data seen at companies and institutions around the world.” Cray will now have a company-wide R&D organization, in addition to an expanded marketing and business development team.

Finally, Cray appointed MongoDB CEO Max Schireson to its Board of Directors.

Cray stock, which is up 42 percent in the past 12 months, was down slightly in trading Tuesday.

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