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CRAY RESEARCH LAUNCHES CRAYSOFT INITIATIVE TO MARKET SOFTWARE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS, WORKSTATIONS, SERVERS

 EAGAN, Minn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) today launched a new business initiative, CraySoft, to oversee development and marketing of the company's software for other firms' systems -- including personal computers (PCs), Macintoshes, workstations and servers.
 The company also announced CraySoft's first product, Network Queuing Environment (NQE), a pioneering software tool that allows workloads to be balanced across a variety of computer systems. Additional Cray Research software technologies, such as the company's Fortran 90 Programming Environment, will also be marketed by CraySoft to create a compatible development and production environment across a variety of architectures, according to CraySoft manager Leary Gates.
 "Cray Research is widely recognized as an industry leader in high- performance software products and technologies," said Irene Qualters, Cray Research vice president of software. "The CraySoft initiative reflects Cray Research's vision for open supercomputing -- a cohesive environment, unified by standards-based software, that extends from the microcomputer to the supercomputer, including PCs, workstations, clusters, MPP systems and traditional supercomputers. Our CraySoft product offerings will reinforce this


vision by providing high performance for the entire environment."
 "CraySoft products will include compilers, tools, libraries, networking and applications software for systems across a full range of performance. "Now customers can benefit from Cray software, whether or not they have Cray hardware," Gates said. "CraySoft products are available through third-party distributors and the company's new high- performance hotline, 1-800-BUY-CRAY, effective October 25."
 "Our first product, CraySoft NQE, is a distributed processing product that assigns jobs to the best available resource on the network -- whether that is a single workstation, a workstation cluster, a server or a Cray Research supercomputer system. This product allows users to share network resources more effectively," said Gates. He said CraySoft NQE is actually a suite of products with two main components: the NQE Server and the NQE Client. The NQE Server includes an enhanced, compatible version of public domain Network Queuing System (NQS) software, a Network Load Balancer and a File Transfer Agent for UNIX workstations. The Network Queuing Client is a simplified queuing environment which allows users to submit jobs to the NQE server directly from workstations or personal computers.
 CraySoft NQE is scheduled to be available by year-end 1993 for SPARC-based systems running Solaris 2.2, including Sun workstations, servers and high-performance server systems from the company's Beaverton, Ore.-based subsidiary, Cray Research Superservers. Support for IBM RS6000, SGI IRIS, Hewlett Packard and DEC Alpha workstations is slated for availability in the first half of 1994. Pricing will begin at under $3,000 for a 10-user server license and an unlimited number of clients on compatible systems.
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