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INSTRUMENTAL ANNOUNCES JAPANESE SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH SOFTEK SYSTEMS OF TOKYO, AND FIRST SALE IN JAPAN

 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumental Inc. today announced a software distribution agreement with SofTek Systems, Inc. of Japan. Under this agreement, SofTek will have exclusive distribution rights in Japan for PerfStat(TM), Instrumental's UNIX(R) performance monitor for Cray and Convex high performance computers. PerfStat is currently sold in the United States and Europe. This is Instrumental's first entry into the Japanese market.
 Rene Copeland, Instrumental president and CEO, said, "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with SofTek. The Japanese computer environment and the high performance computing market are both difficult entities to understand. SofTek has extensive expertise in both, as evidenced by their delivering the first sale within days of signing the distribution agreement." Kiichiro Takeda, SofTek Systems, Inc. president, said, "The potential for such a product in the Japanese market is untapped. PerfStat will make a strong addition to our high performance consulting and software development business."
 PerfStat 2.0 is available on Cray and Convex systems, will be available shortly on SGI systems, and will be ported to workstation servers from Sun, IBM, HP and DEC. It is in use at a number of high-end computer sites including General Motors, NASA, Du Pont, NOAA, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Minnesota Supercomputer Center. PerfStat is the first UNIX performance monitor to address the multi- vendor environment for high-end computing.
 Instrumental, Inc., located in Minneapolis, creates, markets and supports client-server performance management tools for UNIX computer systems and networks. In addition to software tools, Instrumental offers training and consulting services, including system tuning, capacity planning and benchmark design evaluation.
 SofTek Systems, Inc., provides a wide range of software consulting services and products for high-performance computer system vendors and end-users.
 PerfStat is a trademark of Instrumental Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Robbie Cordo of Instrumental, 612-920-6188/


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