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LOCKHEED INSTALLS A CONVEX C3820 FOR DEVELOPMENT OF F-22 ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER

 RICHARDSON, Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Convex Computer Corporation (NYSE: CNX) today announced that Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, Marietta, Georgia, has installed a Convex C3820 supercomputer with one gigabyte of memory. The system will be used in a classified capacity to assist in the development of the F-22 Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF).
 Lockheed, together with General Dynamics' Fort Worth Division and Boeing Defense & Space Group's Military Airplanes Division, was selected by the U.S. Air Force in 1991 to develop its F-22 ATF to replace the F- 15 as the air superiority fighter of the future. Lockheed is serving as the prime contractor in this effort. The F-22 is being developed to counter the increasing sophistication and threat of hostile air superiority forces around the world. The F-22 will be capable of flying and fighting against the most advanced integrated radar networks and dense surface-to-air missile environments in the world.
 "Government agencies and top-ranking aerospace firms recognize Convex as a company of choice for superior performance in scientific and technical applications," said Robert J. Paluck, Convex chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "Convex systems meet the demanding requirements of signal and image processing and weapon systems design for various classified programs. Many of the world's top 100 aerospace companies have installed Convex supercomputers as strategic solutions for compute intensive environments."
 The two-processor C3820 system is one of the fastest and most powerful supercomputers in Convex's C3 Series. The C3800 family features up to eight processors, two gigaflops of peak performance, and four gigabytes of physical memory. The C3800 system is the first supercomputer to be fully implemented with proven gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor technology. The use of up to 45,000-gate GaAs integrated circuits -- the largest and most sophisticated in the industry -- throughout the system allowed the Convex design team to increase the speed of the system while maintaining a low-maintenance, air-cooled package, thereby reducing the cost of ownership.
 Convex offers the broadest range of fully-compatible supercomputers available to the government and aerospace industry. Currently, more than 200 Convex supercomputers are installed in this market, representing 28 percent of the company's business. C Series systems presently serve the Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, NIH, NIST, DOD, and DOE, in addition to meeting the specialized needs of intelligence agencies.
 Convex Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of air-cooled supercomputers worldwide, markets its products primarily to scientific, engineering, and technical users for a wide variety of applications in such areas as seismic processing, reservoir simulation, computational chemistry, computer-aided engineering, image processing, aerospace simulations, and molecular biology. Convex, which is listed on the NYSE with the symbol CNX, has sold more than 1,050 systems to nearly 600 customers in 44 countries. The systems are sold and serviced through direct sales and an extensive distribution network.
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 /CONTACT: Alison Peoples Golan of Convex Computer Corporation, 214-497-4226; or Jeff Rhodes of Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, 404-494-2702/
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