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DUTCH NATIONAL ACADEMIC SURPERCOMPUTER CENTER INSTALLS NEW CRAY RESEARCH SUPERCOMPUTER

 EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research (NYSE: CYR) announced today that Stichting Academisch Rekencentrum Amersterdam (SARA), the Dutch national supercomputer center located in Amsterdam, has ordered and will install a new CRAY C98 supercomputer system early next year.
 Purchase of the supercomputer system was funded by the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), or the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, the Dutch equivalent to the National Science Foundation in the United States. The Cray Research supercomputer will be used by research institutes and universities in the Netherlands. The system will be used for research in chemistry, fluid dynamics, structural analysis and other scientific fields.
 SARA's CRAY C98 system will have four central processing units (CPUs) and 256 million words of central memory. It replaces a four-CPU CRAY Y-MP with 64 million words of memory, which was installed in 1990. The new system has up to three times the processing power and four times the central memory of the previous system.
 "The new CRAY C98 system is of particular importance as we are faced with a workload of over 90 percent of the capacity of our present Cray Research System," said Tjaart Schipper, director of SARA. "The upgrading enables us to ensure the high quality of our national supercomputer services."
 "The NWO's sponsorship of the new system and the increasing demand for supercomputing resources at SARA demonstrates the wide range of supercomputer-class problems now being undertaken in the research community," said John Carlson, Cray Research chairman and CEO. "We are pleased to provide increasingly powerful solutions to support leading international research."
 Including entry level systems, Cray Research has more than 450 systems installed worldwide. There are 50 systems installed at universities and university research centers.
 Cray Research creates the most powerful, highest-quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems.
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 /CONTACT: Mardi Larson of Cray Research, 612-683-3538/
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