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CRAY RESEARCH INTRODUCES FIRST COMMERCIAL VERSION OF ENGINE COMBUSTION SIMULATION PROGRAM (Product Announcement)

 CRAY RESEARCH INTRODUCES FIRST COMMERCIAL VERSION
 OF ENGINE COMBUSTION SIMULATION PROGRAM


Cray Research Computational Solution Reduces Engine Testing Time, Helps
 Engineers Design Less Polluting, More Fuel Efficient Engines
 EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) today introduced CRI/TurboKiva, a powerful software environment designed to significantly reduce the average two-year period needed to test combustion emissions and efficiency of new engines. This new software is expected to give users that do engine design a competitive edge by lowering research and development costs, shortening design cycles, and allowing them to quickly bring to market more environmentally sound engines, the Eagan-based supercomputer manufacturer said.
 CRI/TurboKiva is designed to be used on all high-performance computer systems offered by Cray Research. Today, these range from the CRAY Y-MP EL, the company's entry-level system priced starting at $340,000, to the most powerful supercomputer in the world today, the CRAY Y-MP C90 system priced at approximately $30 million. All Cray Research systems operate UNICOS, Cray Research's UNIX-based operating system.
 CRI/TurboKiva is aimed at users in the automotive industry and related
engine manufacturers. The software models fluid flows -- air intake, combustion, and exhaust characteristics -- of reciprocating internal combustion engines, which are most commonly used in trucks, off-road vehicles, and passenger cars. Future releases of CRI/TurboKiva are planned to include the ability to simulate gas turbine engines, which are common to the aerospace industry.
 "CRI/TurboKiva helps engineers see the combustion process in more detail and design cleaner burning engines that minimize nitric oxides, carbon monoxide, particulates (soot) and unburned hydrocarbons (fuel) emissions," said Reza Taghavi, CRI/TurboKiva project manager. "Along with these consumer benefits, CRI/TurboKiva can make the o?cess of designing, building, and physically testing prototype engines more efficient," he said.
 To address tighter emission standards and the need for greater fuel economy, many Cray Research automotive customers and prospects have pressed for an easy-to-use, cost-effective computational solution for engine design.
 "The use of Cray Research systems for computational simulation of engines could soon equal their use for crash simulation, which was Cray Research's entry into the automotive industry in the mid '80s," said John Rollwagen, Cray Research chairman and chief executive officer. "As competition and environmental concerns heighten, engine designers are continually challenged to design superior engines with reduced emissions and increased fuel efficiency," he said. "CRI/TurboKiva, combined with the power of our supercomputers, can help design engineers to solve problems and achieve results with unprecedented speed and accuracy. It is another example of our commitment to deliver complete solutions to our customers."
 The new software is an enhancement of KIVA and KIVA-II, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Department of Energy lab in Los Alamos, New Mex. Under Cray Research's agreement with LANL, updates to KIVA will be available and incorporated in CRI/TurboKiva.
 Cray Research creates the most powerful, highest quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems.
 CRAY Y-MP EL, CRAY Y-MP C90, CRI/TurboKiva are trademarks and UNICOS is a federally registered trademark of Cray Research, Inc. UNIX is a trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc.
 NOTE: Please call the person listed as contact for slides of modeling done with CRI/TurboKiva.
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 /CONTACT: (Media) Mardi Schmieder, 612-683-3538 or (Financial) Laura Merrian, 612-683-7395, both of Cray Research/
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