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MEET THE U.S. BOBSLED TEAM DRIVERS AT SILICON GRAPHICS

 MEET THE U.S. BOBSLED TEAM DRIVERS AT SILICON GRAPHICS
 NOTE: Due to construction, directions for those coming from San


Francisco have been revised.
 WHAT: The U.S. Bobsled Team drivers are training for the 1992
 Winter Olympics on the world's first bobsled simulator.
 Designed at U.C. Davis, it uses three-dimensional graphics
 computers from Silicon Graphics. The training simulator
 allows drivers to practice on a high-tech model of the
 actual bobsled run built for the Winter Olympic Games in
 La Plagne, France.
 WHEN: Monday, Jan. 6, 1992 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch will be
 served.
 WHERE: Silicon Graphics Inc. 415-335-1026 or 415-335-7255
 2029 North Shoreline Blvd., Building 7, Mountain View, CA
 94039
 PARTICIPANTS: U.S. Bobsled Team Drivers:
 Brian Richardson, Brian Shimer, Randy Will, Chuck
 Leonowitz
 U.C. Davis Dept. of Mechanical, Aeronautical and
 Materials Engineering: Mont Hubbard, professor; Ken
 Huffman, mechanical engineering doctoral student;
 Jim Reus, computer graphics doctoral student
 Silicon Graphics Inc.: Ed McCracken, president; Tom
 Jermoluk, executive vice president; Forest Baskett,
 senior vice president, R&D
 FORMAT: U.S. Bobsled team drivers will demonstrate use of bobsled
 simulator and will be available for one-on-one interviews
 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 VISUALS: The driver sits in the simulator -- an actual bobsled
 whose steering mechanisms are attached to a Silicon
 Graphics workstation. A three-dimensional graphics
 model of the 1992 Olympic bobsled run in La Plagne,
 France is projected on a full-size screen in front of
 the sled. The drivers interact with the simulated track
 as they manipulate the steering mechanism on the sled.
 Photographers are recommended.
 DIRECTIONS: From San Jose area: Take Highway 101 North and exit
 at Shoreline Blvd./Middlefield Rd. Take the first
 exit (Shoreline Blvd.) and turn left at the light
 onto Shoreline Blvd. Pass Charleston (next light)
 and make a right into Shoreline Technology Park (at
 the beige brick walls). Travel to the end of the cul
 de sac to Building 7.
 REVISED DIRECTIONS From San Francisco area: Take
 Highway 101 South and exit at Shoreline Blvd. Turn
 Left at light, cross over freeway and continue along
 Shoreline Blvd. Pass Charleston (next light) and
 make a right into Shoreline Technology Park (at the
 beige brick walls). Travel to the end of the cul de
 sac to Building 7.
 CONTACT: Renee Wildman of Silicon Graphics, 415-335-1026; or Carol Morton of U.C. Davis News Service, 916-752-9842.
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