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FIRST CRAY RESEARCH SUPERCOMPUTER AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY

 FIRST CRAY RESEARCH SUPERCOMPUTER AT AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY


Cray Research And Victoria's Newest University Develop Collaborative
 Program To Advance Supercomputing Use By Australian Industry
 EAGAN, Minn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, will install a CRAY Y-MP EL system this month, marking the first Cray Research supercomputer installed by an Australian university, Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR), announced today.
 The system will be made available to Australian industrial and commercial users through the Australian Computational Research Collaboratory (ACRC), an organization jointly established by the Swinburne Faculty of Engineering and Cray Research. This collaborative program will involve the use of the CRAY Y-MP EL system in a wide range of research areas including improved efficiency of combustion processes in electrical power generation; electromagnetic analysis for brain disease; image processing; geophysics; finite element analysis; and weather forecasting. In addition, as part of an international project with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Livermore, Calif., the system will be used to develop software for parallel processing.
 Industry is being actively encouraged to view ACRC as a facility where their technical problems can be investigated with the help of industry-oriented academia. Australian organizations already involved in these projects include the Comalco Research Centre, the State Electricity Commission of Victoria, Centres for Applied Neurosciences, Computer Integrated Manufacture and Energy Systems Engineering, and the Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, which is also a Cray Research customer.
 "The collaboration will provide Australian business and industry with the opportunity to explore and exploit new developments in high- performance computing within their operations," said Professor Murray Gillin, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, during an address to the faculty last month. "Such areas will include computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, and performance and process visualization. These efforts will provide business and industry with a quantum leap in their ability to address rapidly changing world markets." Professor Gillin is also president of the Institute of Engineers, Australia, and has led his faculty to a world leadership position in management education with its School of Innovation and Enterprise.
 "We believe the availability of the CRAY Y-MP EL system and the collaborative program will help Australian organizations recognize the value of high-performance computing in solving a range of industrial problems," said Peter Grimes, general manager of Cray Research Australia. Grimes noted that Australia has many significant industries that can benefit from supercomputing including automotive, aerospace, chemical, agricultural, and mining industries.
 Cray Research has 304 systems installed worldwide, 48 of which are located at universities.
 Cray Research, Inc., provides the most powerful, highest-quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems.
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