who knows: Celerity [GEI Rechnersysteme] ?

From: Will Jennings <xds_sigma7_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu Jul 6 14:23:06 2000

This should do it: (sent to the list for everyone's benefit)
March 3, 1986
Word Count:440

Celerity Computing
9692 Via Excelencia
San Diego, CA 92126


SAN DIEGO, March 3, 1986 -- Less than a month after Celerity Computing's
introduction of two new superminicomputer design systems, the company has
signed a $3 million agreement to supply OEM configurations of the systems to
GEI Rechnersysteme GmbH, Aachen, West Germany, a leading European systems
house and distributor of of computer systems.

Under terms of the two-year agreement, Celerity equipment, including its
proprietary 32-bit ACCEL (TM) processor, will be incorporated into systems
GEI manufactures and distributes to end-users in industrial automation,
engineering design and simulation, and communications. GEI sells both
customized and turnkey solutions throughout West Germany and Switzerland to
customers including BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche, Ford, Philips and the
German government.

"This agreement with GEI represents not only a significant expansion of our
presence into the European market, but also a major third- party endorsement
of the performance and capabilities of our systems in the mechanical
engineering arena," said Stephen Vallender, President of Celerity Computing.

GEI installed more than 400 computer systems in 1985. The company is 50
percent-owned by AEG, which recently was acquired by Daimler- Benz/Mercedes.

"We want to deliver the highest-quality, top-performance computer products
to our customers," said Michael Emrich, President of GEI Rechnersysteme. "We
ran benchmarks with all the players in the supermini and CAD/CAM markets,
and Celerity clearly beat the others in performance and price."

Celerity's UNIX (R) - and reducted instruction set (RISC)-based supermini
design systems are the fastest and most powerful office_ environment systems
in their price class for engineering and scientific applications. The
Celerity C1260, introduced in January, 1986, is a dual-processor system with
a benchmarked throughput of 6.15 million Whetstone instructions per second
(W/MIPS). It is priced at $110,000 for a functional system configuration.
The mid- range C1230, also introduced in January delivers 3.25 W/MIPS for
$75,000. Both are deskside systems, allowing engineers to complete design
tasks and compute-intensive analysis operations without off- loading to more
expensive, remote computers.

Three-year old Celerity Computing delivered its first computer system, the
C1200, in November 1984. The company has installed more than 60 systems in
leading corporations, research centers and universities throughout the
United States. Its supermini design systems provide advanced design and
analysis capabilities to professionals in a variety of fields, including
automotive, manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, molecular modeling,
animation, and research.

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