For Immediate Release
August 21, 1998

KRI Increases International Presence with FPS France Distributor Agreement

Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 21, 1998 --

Khoral Research Inc. (KRI) today announced that it has entered into an international distributor agreement with Fast Parallel Solutions France (FPS France). FPS France, a former distributor of Research System Inc.'s IDL, will have exclusive distribution rights in both France and Belgium and will provide commercial KRI products and services to customers within these two countries.

KRI's flagship product, Khoros® Pro 2000™, is the most visible of KRI's products and services to be offered by FPS France. Khoros Pro 2000 provides a comprehensive integrated system that combines powerful visual tools with an easy-to-use software development environment. The Khoros Pro 2000 VPE and SDK product suite focuses on solving problems for customers in Aerospace, Defense, Education and Government.

"We are extremely pleased to join forces with FPS France," said Don Bouchard, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for KRI. "This partnership is an important step towards increasing the global presence of KRI and will benefit our European users. FPS France has built a reputation for its remarkably strong technical sales presence in France. Its success with IDL will carry over to KRI's product line. Since it's release in June, sales of Khoros Pro 2000 have been outstanding. We have no doubt that FPS France will maintain the momentum in France and Belgium."

"Over the years, KRI has had a strong following in Europe," said Louis Tauziet, Managing Director for FPS France. "When we investigated their products for distribution, we found them a very good match to our clients' needs. We were especially impressed with the software development capability and intuitive visual prototyping in Khoros Pro 2000."

FPS France was founded in 1992 to provide systems integration and software to the European community. Having been a distributor of IDL for many years, FPS France is well acquainted with the European technical computing community and is prepared to provide both KRI applications and training to their clients.

About Khoral Research Inc.

KRI designs, builds, deploys, services, and supports technical computing solutions that create a competitive advantage for its customers by scaling transparently from the desktop to the supercomputer. KRI's productivity services and software tools have gained worldwide acceptance among major organizations such as Intel, Lockheed Martin, Schlumberger, Dupont, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the French Atomic Commission, and Raytheon. For more information, contact John M Salas at E-mail: salas at khoral dot com or 505-268-2797. FAX: 505-268-7130.

© 1998 Khoral Research Inc. All Rights Reserved. Khoros is a registered trademark of Khoral Research Inc. Khoros Pro, Advanced Khoros, Cantata, Craftsman, Composer, Guise, XPrism, XPrism Pro, and M-file Toolbox are trademarks of Khoral Research Inc. All product and company names are the sole property and trademarks or tradenames of their respective companies.

Contact: John M Salas,Director of Sales
Khoral, Inc.
E-mail: salas at khoral dot com