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About Cray Computer Corp.
Cray Computer Corporation (the Company) was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in 1989, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Cray Research, Inc. (CRI). The company filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado (the Court) in 1995.
The Company was engaged in the design, development, manufacture and marketing of the CRAY-3/Super Scalable System (SSS) and CRAY-4 high-performance computer systems and the marketing of the CRAY-3 supercomputer system. The CRAY-3 and CRAY-4 are modular upgradeable general purpose supercomputers designed to provide balanced, high-performance computing for many types of scientific and engineering applications.
The CRAY-3, CRAY-3/SSS, and CRAY-4 incorporate a modular or building-block architecture designed to allow customers to add processing and memory capability. The CRAY 3/SSS is designed to utilize a 2-processor CRAY-3 in conjunction with Processor in-Memory (PIM) chips developed and manufactured by a third party to provide vector parallel processing, scalable parallel processing, and the combination of both.
The software environment for the CRAY-3 and CRAY-4 was based on the June 1989 version of the UNICOS operating system used by many supercomputers, including the CRAY-2, which was developed and sold by CRI. This compatibility permits most software, including third party software applications, used in the CRAY-2 system to be used with the CRAY-3.
Critical Supercomputing Parameters
The critical supercomputing parameters by which supercomputers are traditionally measured are performance, memory size, and memory bandwidth.
Memory bandwidth (speed) is measured in gigabytes per second and impacts the balance of the system (i.e., the ability of the memory to keep the processors fully occupied). The bandwidth of memory is critical because it defines what "immediately accessible" means in terms of how long it takes data to get from common memory to the processing part of the system and back. A balanced supercomputer system addresses the issue of matching processor performance with memory bandwidth and memory size. The only way to guarantee optimal performance for a given application is to have the data immediately accessible in common memory. Hence, as the model complexity grows, so must the size and speed of the common memory required to support it.
Architecture and Hardware
The essential design parameters of vector processing computer architecture include fast processor speed combined with a large, high speed memory in a dense packaging arrangement.
The CRAY-3 featured a large main memory that was addressable by all the processors in a system. This memory may be as large as 1 gigaword in an 8- processor system. Each processor contains two memory ports for simultaneously reading and writing memory. The Company's present emphasis was on the manufacture and sale of 4- and 8-processor CRAY-3 systems.
Peripheral Equipment and Networking
The CRAY-3 and CRAY-4 were designed to support up to 28 standard HIPPI channels, on a 8-processor CRAY-3. These channels are used to connect to high speed networks, other computers, and peripheral devices.
The CRAY-3 and the CRAY-4 are designed to support a number of peripherals currently used with CRAY-2 systems. This would have facilitated a customer's migration from a CRAY-2 to a CRAY-3 or CRAY-4 system. Initial network connections use the existing CRAY-2 interfaces.
The CRAY-4 was designed to provide prospective customers with flexible CPU and memory configurations. The CRAY-4 design uses an extension of the technology developed for the CRAY-3, including the use of similar architecture, hardware, manufacturing techniques, peripheral equipment, and networking.
The CRAY-4 was the first high-end supercomputer to support the IEEE Floating Point format. Additionally, the CRAY-4 and its system software are designed to support the concept of vector/parallel distributed computing.
CRAY-3/Super Scalable System
The CRAY-3/SSS is a system that combines proven traditional supercomputer vector/parallel architecture with a SIMD massively parallel supercomputer architecture. It is an extension of the supercomputer system's high speed common memory which incorporates thousands of simple yet powerful processors that can be called upon to perform extremely complex functions at extraordinary speeds.
The Company's software provides an effective and efficient program development and execution environment on the CRAY-3 which both supports the migration of codes from other platforms and the rapid exploitation of the CRAY-3 for new problems. This software environment was being extended to provide similar levels of support for the CRAY-4 system.
CRAY-3/Super Scalable System
In 1994, the Company entered into a joint development contract with the National security Agency (NSA) to produce a CRAY-3/SSS offering vector parallel processing, scalable parallel processing, and the combination of both. The CRAY-3/SSS is designed to utilize a CRAY-3 and a large number of Processor-In-Memory (PIM) chips developed by the Supercomputing Research Center of the Institute for Defense Analyses and manufactured by National Semiconductor Corporation.
The Company's primary competitors for traditional vector supercomputers were CRI, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Nippon Electric Corporation. These MPP competitors include CRI, IBM, Intel Supercomputer, Convex and Silicon Graphics.
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1. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Cray Computer Corp. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Cray Computer Corp. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Cray Computer Corp. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Cray Computer Corp. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Cray Computer Corp. Industry Position Analysis
6. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. CRAY COMPUTER CORP. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Cray Computer Corp. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Cray Computer Corp. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Cray Computer Corp. Major Shareholders
Cray Computer Corp. History
Cray Computer Corp. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Cray Computer Corp. Offices and Representations
Cray Computer Corp. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Cray Computer Corp. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Cray Computer Corp. Capital Market Snapshot
Cray Computer Corp. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Computers and Electronic Equipment Industry Statistics
Cray Computer Corp. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Cray Computer Corp. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Cray Computer Corp. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Cray Computer Corp. 1-year Stock Charts
Cray Computer Corp. 5-year Stock Charts
Cray Computer Corp. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Cray Computer Corp. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Cray Computer Corp. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?