Arete Systems Corp, in process of being acquired by Plexus Computers, yesterday added an entry model to its multiprocessor Unix line. The Arete 800 uses two 12MHz 68020s and is claimed to offer three times the performance of the NCR Tower 32/800 at half the price. With one CPU, the machine costs under $30,000 and supports 16 users; multiprocessors begin at $38,000. It grows to up to two Applications Processors, up to two Database Processors and up to five Data Communications Processors, supporting up to 128 users.
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