Cray plans to cut 65 jobs, eliminating 8 percent of its staff by March 31, the supercomputer specialist disclosed in a regulatory filing after it announced the plan to employees on Dec. 12. The cuts will chiefly affect international sales, service and engineering personnel in Cray's offices in Burnaby, Canada--the former headquarters of a company called--with the rest in Europe, Cray said. Restructuring costs will range between $500,000 and $3 million, depending on how many employees take a voluntary severance package, but cost savings will be about $7 million per year, Cray said.
The restructuring will help streamline the company's already announced plan to merge its currentwith the larger . The XD1 and XT3 use Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor.