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nCUBE ANNOUNCES SUPERCOMPUTER SALE TO GENERAL MOTORS DIVISION

 nCUBE ANNOUNCES SUPERCOMPUTER SALE TO GENERAL MOTORS DIVISION
 FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- nCUBE, a leading supplier of massively parallel computing solutions, today announced the sale of an nCUBE 2 supercomputer to Allison Gas Turbine, an Indianapolis-based division of General Motors Corp. The nCUBE system, selected by Allison Gas Turbine for its price/performance advantages and superior reliability, will be used in the design and analysis of aircraft turbine engines.
 The 64-processor nCUBE 2 Model 10 will be installed at Allison Gas Turbine this month. Allison Gas Turbine will use a number of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software applications on the nCUBE system to design and analyze sophisticated aircraft turbine engine components. Some of the company's results will be contributed to the Air Force High Performance Turbine Engine Technology Initiative through Allison Gas Turbine's ongoing involvement with that program.
 Allison Gas Turbine's chief of Advanced Turbomachinery, Dr. Robert Delaney, stated, "We view massively parallel computers as the next- generation supercomputers, especially in the area of computational fluid dynamics. nCUBE was attractive to Allison for two primary reasons -- price/performance and reliability. We also talked to a large number of nCUBE users in the U.S. and
found that nCUBE has very high customer satisfaction. We look forward to increasing our capabilities with nCUBE and taking on even greater challenges in the upcoming years."
 The nCUBE 2 Model 10 to be installed at Allison Gas Turbine features 64 processors with four MBytes of local memory per processor. The system offers average speeds of more than 480 MIPS and 200 MFLOPS.
 nCUBE president and CEO Michael Meirer added, "Progressive companies like Allison Gas Turbine continue to lead their industries by using the latest technology developments as competitive advantages. Allison Gas Turbine has remained at the forefront of aviation technology for decades by recognizing and capitalizing on innovation, yet has kept a strong focus on the basics -- performance, cost, reliability, and user satisfaction. They are an important resource to all of General Motors in a variety of areas, and we are pleased to be associated with them."
 Allison Gas Turbine, a division of General Motors, has been designing and manufacturing world-class aircraft engines since the 1930s. Today, Allison Gas Turbine engines fly on the most familiar of military fixed-wing aircraft, and the company has become the unquestioned leader in light helicopter turbines. The division is recognized for its leadership in research, its engineering talent, and its innovative approach to manufacturing. Allison Gas Turbine is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
 Founded in 1983, nCUBE pioneered the development of parallel computing solutions and today is a leading supplier. nCUBE systems are designed to accommodate the high-performance computing needs of selected scientific and relational database applications.
 The nCUBE 2 family of supercomputers uses up to 8,192 custom- designed processors operating in parallel to achieve superior price/performance ratios. The nCUBE 2 Model 80 -- the most powerful member of the nCUBE 2 family of supercomputers -- performs at a rate of 27 billion floating point operations per second and 60 billion instructions per second.
 nCUBE corporate headquarters are located at 919 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, Calif. 94404.
 NOTE: nCUBE and the nCUBE logo are trademarks of nCUBE Corp. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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 /CONTACT: Rick Wyckoff of nCUBE, 415-593-9000; or Maria Gagliardi of Angus and Rudin, 415-363-0982, for nCUBE/ CO: nCUBE ST: California IN: AUT ARO SU: PDT


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