Cray Research Reports $18 Million Computer System Order

National Center for Supercomputer Applications at the University of Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 1988 -- PRNewswire -- Cray Research, Inc. (NYSE: CYR) announced today that the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has ordered a CRAY-2S/4-128 computer system valued at approximately $18 million. The purchased system will be installed in the fourth quarter of 1988.

The University of Illinois will be the first center funded by the national Science Foundation to own and operate two Cray computer systems. The top-of-the-line CRAY-2 computer system will join a CRAY X-MP/48 supercomputer installed in 1985.

John Rollwagen, chairman of Cray Research, said, "With the addition of the CRAY-2 system, computing power at the NCSA will more than double. We congratulate the University of Illinois for its success in bringing supercomputing to a broad range of researchers in academia and industry." Rollwagen also noted that 22 Cray computer systems are installed at university sites around the world today.

Cray Research, Inc., designs, manufactures, markets and supports large-scale, high-speed computer systems for scientific and engineering applications.

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