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CRAY Y-MP C90 SYSTEM INSTALLED, ACCEPTED AT PITTSBURGH SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER

 EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE:CYR) announced today that a 16-processor CRAY Y-MP C90 supercomputer system, Cray's largest and most powerful model, has been installed and accepted at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). This makes PSC the first academic research center to make the company's top-of-the-line system available to its users, Cray Research officials said.
 The CRAY Y-MP C90 at PSC will be used by academic and industrial researchers nationwide. It is expected to have a major impact on Grand Challenge research, advancing the solution of critically important problems which tax the capability of the best existing computational tools. Such problems include global climate change, environmental modeling, design of new materials, and determining the structure of proteins and DNA, which is important in the design of new pharmaceutical drugs.
 "The power and broad applicability of the C90 system will enable the nation's researchers to master new challenges important for U.S. scientific leadership, and it provides a powerful resource for industrial research and product development," said Robert Mehrabian, president of Carnegie Mellon University.
 "The C90 system is central to PSC's mission as a National Science Foundation center," said J. Dennis O'Conner, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, "and to the role of research universities in maintaining national leadership in science and engineering."
 PSC scientific co-director Dr. Michael Levine expressed satisfaction over effectiveness level achieved by the C90 system during the acceptance test period. The rigorous performance test included a suite of biological, environmental, astrophysical, materials science and other application representing PSC's wide spectrum of research computing.
 PSC scientific co-director Dr. Ralph Roskies, said the C90 availability "is the latest chapter in PSC's history of technology leadership. We were the first academic research center to receive the company's previous-generation Y-MP8 system. We look forward to exploiting the capabilities of the C90, and to the introduction of the company's MPP systems."
 "This is the first time a CRAY Y-MP C90 has been installed at an academic research center," said John A. Rollwagen, Cray Research chairman and chief
executive officer. "We are pleased that the C90 performed so flawlessly, and that the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center continues to make our most advanced computing tools available to its scientific and engineering users."
 The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, together with Westinghouse Electric Corp., was established in 1986 by a grant from the National Science Foundation with support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 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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