Cray /kray/ N. 1. (properly, Capitalized) One Of The Line Of Supercomputers Designed By Cray Research.

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cray /kray/ n.

1. (properly, capitalized) One of the line
of supercomputers designed by Cray Research. 2. Any supercomputer
at all. 3. The canonical number-crunching machine.

The term is actually the lowercased last name of Seymour Cray, a
noted computer architect and co-founder of the company. Numerous
vivid legends surround him, some true and some admittedly invented
by Cray Research brass to shape their corporate culture and image.