Following its formation of a French subsidiary last year, San Diego, California Cray-compatible minisupercomputer manufacturer Scientific Computer Systems Corp has now settled in the UK and West Germany. And with the introduction last month of its VectorNet 1.4Gbps fibre optic local area network for linking supercomputers, the firm has tapped the gran’daddy of that technology, Network Systems Corp, for a head for its European operations. James Callaghan has been named European sales manager with responsibility for all company activities in Europe, and will be based at Scientific Computer Systems UK Ltd in Virginia Water, Surrey. Guy Goodman from AEG AG’s ModComp is sales manager for Scientific Computer Systems GmbH in Grunwald, near Munich. The new units will pitch for business in computational chemistry, structural design, aerospace, oil and circuit simulation. First UK customer is described as a major medical research institute.