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CRAY RESEARCH ANNOUNCES FIRST INSTALLATION OF CRAY Y-MP C90 SYSTEM

 CRAY RESEARCH ANNOUNCES FIRST INSTALLATION OF CRAY Y-MP C90 SYSTEM
 EAGAN, Minn., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR), today announced that the first CRAY Y-MP C90 supercomputer has been shipped, installed and accepted. The CRAY Y-MP C90 system is the company's new top-of-the-line supercomputer unveiled last November and is the most powerful general-purpose computer system in the world today, the company said.
 "We are pleased that the first CRAY Y-MP C90 system has been shipped, installed and accepted," said John Rollwagen, chairman and chief executive officer of Cray Research. "It is very exciting to have our latest technology, the most powerful computer system available today, up and working on customer problems. The power and versatility of the C90 system will enable our customers to open exciting new avenues for solving problems that, until now, couldn't be solved with available computational tools," he added.
 The CRAY Y-MP C90 system, fully compatible with the company's broad CRAY Y-MP product line, features an all-new CPU with a peak performance of one billion floating-point operations per second (gigaflops). With 16 of these powerful CPUs and 256 megawords (2 gigabytes) of central memory, the CRAY Y-MP C90 system has a peak performance of 16 gigaflop. On actual customer problems, the CRAY Y-MP C90 operates at approximately four to six times the speed of Cray Research's previous fastest supercomputers.
 To date, Cray Research has received nine orders for the CRAY Y-MP C90 system, which has a list price of $30.5 million. Disclosed CRAY Y- MP C90 customers include the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts; the U.S. Navy's Fleet Numerical Oceanography Center; Ford Motor Company; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Seven of the Cray Y-MP C90 systems are scheduled to be shipped and installed in 1992.
 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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