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CRAY RESEARCH, MODCOMP ANNOUNCE LICENSING AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEM

CRAY RESEARCH, MODCOMP ANNOUNCE LICENSING AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR
 REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEM


Super Computer Leader To Pursue Growing Real-Time Processing Market
 EAGAN, Minn./FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR), and Modular Computer Systems, Inc. (MODCOMP), today announced an agreement under which MODCOMP will license its REAL/IX real-time operating system technology to Cray Research. The agreement also calls for the firms to collaborate in developing this technology for use in running real-time applications on the CRAY Y-MP EL supercomputer system. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 Separately today, Cray Research announced plans to enter the growing market for high-end real-time computer simulation, and said it will work with Applied Dynamics International, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., to develop and jointly market real-time products that link the CRAY Y-MP EL supercomputer system with Applied Dynamics' AD Real-Time Station, a leading special-purpose computer system. The aim of the MODCOMP agreement is to create a robust, high-performance operating system for these future products, the first of which is due out in early 1993, said Joseph Gloudeman, Cray Research's vice president of marketing.
 According to Gloudeman, real-time applications are a special class of computing problems that require rapid sampling and processing of complex data. Applications to be addressed by the future products include: flight simulation in the aircraft industry; testing of anti- lock braking systems, transmissions, and other prototype components in the automotive industry; firing range, telemetry, and data acquisition applications; simulation of plant operations in the petroleum, chemical, and other industries; and new real-time markets. "We're eager to make the power of Cray Research supercomputers available to the real-time marketplace," Gloudeman said.
 "MODCOMP's REAL/IX operating system is a specialized real-time version of UNIX System V, the industry-standard operating system for scientific and technical computing," said John Parker, vice president of research and development at MODCOMP. Today's agreement calls for MODCOMP to work with Cray Research's real-time development group to adapt the special-purpose capabilities of REAL/IX to the CRAY Y-MP EL system. "MODCOMP is pleased to have the opportunity to participate with Cray Research in this venture, which can be expected to yield true real- time performance at the supercomputer level," he said.
 Cray Research chose to work with MODCOMP after an exhaustive evaluation of competing technologies, according to Lance Miller, general manager of Cray Research's real-time group. "We're excited about the superior performance, preemption, and determinism of REAL/IX," he said. "By using this established technology as a basis, we expect to bring our real-time products to market sooner, and with the highest-possible quality." Miller said the two firms are also targeting new capabilities that would give the CRAY Y-MP EL real-time operating system greater performance, stability, and user-friendliness than competing real-time products. These capabilities are expected to include an integrated development environment and an easy-to-use tool suite, he said.
 Cray Research creates the most powerful, highest-quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems.
 MODCOMP, founded in 1970, is a worldwide supplier of real-time computer systems, products and services. MODCOMP is a subsidiary of AEG, a member of the Daimler-Benz Group. MODCOMP's corporate headquarters is located at 1650 West McNab Road, P.O. Box 6099, Ft. Lauderdale.
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 /NOTE: MODCOMP, REAL/IX and Modular Computer Systems, Inc., are registered trademarks of Modular Computer Systems, Inc.
 UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc./
 /CONTACT: (Media) Mardi Schmieder, 612-683-3538, or (Financial) Laura Merriam, 612-683-7395, both of Cray Research; or Brynett Stephens of MODCOMP, 305-977-1298/
 (CYR) CO: Cray Research, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU: JVN


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