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nCUBE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP TO FURTHER KNOWLEDGE-BASED COMPUTING

nCUBE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP TO FURTHER KNOWLEDGE-BASED COMPUTING
 Participants to Produce Key Programming Language
 for the nCUBE 2 Supercomputer
 FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- nCUBE, a leading supplier of massively parallel computing solutions, has entered into a joint research partnership with Paralogic Inc., Lehigh University and The Pennsylvania Ben Franklin Technology Center, all of Bethlehem, Pa., to produce a knowledge-based computer programming solution to run on the nCUBE 2 supercomputer.
 The partnership will produce a version of Paralogic's n-parallel PROLOG(TM), an advanced logic-based programming language, for the nCUBE 2 system.
 Knowledge-based computing systems, also known as expert systems, are designed to model human thinking by using a database of information, experiences and other "knowledge" to draw conclusions about specific problems. Knowledge-based systems are used today in such applications as financial modeling, chemical information management and manufacturing. The potential of these powerful and cost-efficient applications is limited mainly by the amount of processing power available. Massively parallel supercomputers such as the nCUBE 2 system provide the price/performance levels necessary to bring knowledge-based applications to their full potential.
 Paralogic President Douglas Eadline explained the significance of the research agreement. "In general, parallel computers have been used to solve large numeric problems. Now, the development of PROLOG on the nCUBE 2 system will provide an entirely new level of computing. As computers continue to become more accessible and functional for users, these kinds of tools will allow the application, rather than the computer, to be the primary focus of the user."
 Paralogic n-parallel PROLOG is based on a computer language known as PROLOG, which derives its names from "programming logic." Unique among programming languages, n-parallel PROLOG provides automatic and transparent execution of standard PROLOG programs on any number of computer processors. Based on new patent-pending technology, n-parallel PROLOG eliminates many typical computing concerns and allows programmers to focus entirely on the essentials of their program.
 nCUBE President and CEO Michael Meirer said, "The thinking computer, when it finally arrives, will not result from a magical enlightenment. It will be the result of continuing advancements in programs that are in progress today. We now have computers that make decisions and act based on logic and information. The goal of our partnership with these leaders in knowledge-based computing, while specific to n-parallel PROLOG and the nCUBE 2 supercomputer, is to provide substantial advancements and accelerate the progress."
 Founded in 1983, nCUBE pioneered the development of parallel computing solutions and today is a leading supplier. nCUBE systems are designed to accommodate the high-performance computing needs of selected scientific and relational database applications.
 The nCUBE 2 family of supercomputers uses up to 8,192 custom- designed processors operating in parallel to achieve superior price/performance ratios. The nCUBE 2 Model 80 -- the most powerful member of the nCUBE 2 family of supercomputers -- performs at a rate of 27 billion floating point operations per second and 60 billion instructions per second.
 nCUBE corporate headquarters are located at 919 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, Calif. 94404. Telephone: 415-593-9000.
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 NOTE: nCUBE and the nCUBE logo are trademarks of nCUBE Corp. n-parallel PROLOG and Paralogic are trademarks of Paralogic Inc.
 /CONTACT: Maria Gagliardi of Angus & Rudin, 415-363-0982, for nCUBE; or Rich Wyckoff of nCUBE, 415-593-9000/ CO: nCUBE Corp. ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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