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FRENCH NATIONAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTION AGENCY ACQUIRES CRAY RESEARCH SYSTEM

 FRENCH NATIONAL PETROLEUM PRODUCTION AGENCY
 ACQUIRES CRAY RESEARCH SYSTEM
 EAGAN, Minn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR), announced today that La Societe Nationale Elf Aquitaine (Production) -- SNEA (P) -- has ordered and will install a CRAY Y-MP 2E supercomputer this summer in Pau, France. The new system replaces a CRAY X-MP system that was first installed in 1986.
 SNEA (P) will use the increased power and memory of the CRAY Y-MP 2E system for geophysical and seismic applications, reservoir modeling, and sophisticated graphic outputs.
 Bryan Little, vice president of Cray Research's European operations, said, "SNEA (P) is a long-time customer of Cray Research, and we are pleased to continue to provide them with powerful computational tools to help them compete and meet the challenges of the petroleum industry."
 Cray Research has 298 systems installed worldwide, including 28 in France. Approximately 10 percent of Cray Research systems are installed in the petroleum industry.
 Cray Research, Inc. creates the most powerful and highest quality computational tools for solving the world's most challenging scientific and industrial problems.
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 /CONTACT: (Media) Mardi Schmieder, 612-683-3538, or (Financial) Laura Merriam, 612-683-7395, both of Cray Research/
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