BRITISH AEROSPACE ORDERS TWO NEW CRAY RESEARCH SYSTEMS
BRITISH AEROSPACE ORDERS TWO NEW CRAY RESEARCH SYSTEMS EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- British Aerospace has ordered
and is installing a CRAY Y-MP4E system and has ordered a CRAY Y-MP EL system to be installed in early 1992, Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) announced today. Both systems will be managed by British Aerospace's Farnborough-based Computing and Telecommunications Unit (CTU).
The CRAY Y-MP4E system will be installed at Cray Research's Bracknell, England, facility for 12 months under a facilities management contract. The system then will be transferred to British Aerospace's headquarters in Farnborough, Surrey, UK. The CRAY Y-MP EL system will be installed at the company's military aircraft site at Warton, Lancashire. "We believe these supercomputer purchases from Cray Research will enable British Aerospace to stay at the forefront of major engineering companies in supercomputing capability and hence improve our competitive edge," said John Rawlins, technical computing manager for British Aerospace CTU. The CRAY Y-MP4E will serve as the main supercomputing resource for a new TCP/IP and DecNet supercomputing network that links multiple British Aerospace sites throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The CRAY Y-MP4E, a four-processor system, is an upgrade replacement for CRAY Y-MP2 system and will provide three times British Aerospace's previous computing capacity. The increased speed and memory of the new system will allow the company to simulate larger, more complex problems, and will be used for computational fluid dynamics, structural analysis, crash simulations, and electromagnetics applications related to British Aerospace's commercial and military aircraft, automotive, and defense businesses. British Aerospace will continue to use Cray Research's Multipurpose Graphics Systems (MPGS), a software visualization tool that enables users to quickly visualize the engineering results, or output data, from the supercomputer. "We are pleased that British Aerospace recognizes Cray Research's ability to provide a total computing solution for its engineering applications," said Bryan Little, vice president and general manager of Cray Research Europe, Ltd. "Our goals for the future are to continue to develop new products that help us give customers complete solutions through a broad range of hardware products, as well as software application tools for their unique computing needs. This order, which includes two of our newest hardware products, the CRAY Y-MP4E system and the CRAY Y-MP EL system, is clear testimony that we are on the right track in meeting market demands with this strategy." Cray Research has 270 systems installed worldwide; 18 of which are installed in England. British Aerospace is one of Europe's largest international engineering companies and Britain's largest exporter of manufactured goods with sixty percent of its sales overseas. The company's strengths are concentrated in four major sectors: defense systems; commercial aircraft; motor vehicles; and construction and property development. Its business encompasses the design, manufacture and supply of military and commercial aircraft; guided weapons; ordnance and ammunition; military and commercial communications satellites; defense systems; and commercial and military vehicles. Cray Research designs, manufactures, markets, and supports high- performance computer systems for scientific and engineering applications. -0- 11/12/91 /CONTACT: Mardi Schmieder of Cray Research, 612-683-3538/ CO: Cray Research ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU: CON DS-KH -- MN005 -- 3379 11/12/91 10:41 EST
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