IBM Deploys RISC Box, Leapfrogs Competition


After years of designing and marketing RISC systems that nobody wanted, IBM Corp. -- the inventor of Reduced Instruction Set Computing -- has released a line of workstations that all but blows the competition's performance statistics away.

Big Blue's answer to Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Sparcstation, DEC's Ultrix-based DECstations (which use RISC chips from Mips Computer Systems Inc.) and others is called RISC System/6000. Preliminary reviews of the family of workstations and servers are favorable

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