Intel and Cray getting in bed together – wait, Cray?

Who knew that Cray was still a player in the supercomputing field? Not only that, but they’re making news. Cray computers have been using AMD processors for a while now, but Intel has convinced them to include Xeons in their 2010-scheduled "Cascade" series of machines instead of the current Opteron configuration. Getting Cray isn’t exactly a lethal blow to AMD, but it’s another in the thousand cuts the company has been suffering due to a double pummeling by Intel and Nvidia. However, Cray hasn’t been taken seriously since they took the loveseats off their computers.