France is ahead in the number of installations 24 (last year 23) not in compared to UK. They use medium size machines, the fastest keeps rank 92. As in UK mostly Cray, IBM and SGI computers are installed, Cray (9, 59 Gflops/s), Fujitsu (1, 6 Gflops/s), IBM (5, 18 Gflops/s), Intel (1, 12 Gflops/s), Meiko (1, 3 Gflops/s), SGI (6, 18 Gflops/s) and TMC (1, 8 Gflops/s). Even in France the trend to SMPs is growing, away from vector machines. The distribution of machines is quite interesting and very different to UK. Only 2 computers can be found in academia, 23 in different research institutes and 9 in industry. Nearly every section is represented, aerospace, automotive, tires and electricity - just as one expects in industrial usage.