View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
April 6, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

A series of multi-user IBM Personal AT-compatible systems that support Unix, PC-DOS, RM/COS, and Pick have been introduced in the US by CIE Systems Inc of Irvine, California, a subsidiary of the C Itoh Electronics arm of the $80,000m-a-year Japanese trading giant. The two-, six-, and nine-user 80286-based systems are compatible the company’s 68020-based supermicros – but only when fitted with teh 68000-based co-processor that is required to run Unix and RM-COS. The processor speed on the CIES/286 family is switchable from 10MHz through 8MHz down to 6MHz where time-dependent software requires it. The two-user CIES/2286 includes a 40Mb Winchester, 1.2Mb floppy, 512Kb CPU and a system console, and costs $5,960; the six-user CIES/6286 adds a 60Mb quarter inch tape unit and costs $8,085. The nine-user CIES/9286 has 70Mb disk, a 60Mb tape, floppy and the system console for $9,800. System prices vary with the operating system chosen. Memory can be expanded to 4Mb of zero-wait-state memory or 8Mb of conventional extended memory. MS-DOS is included with all models of the CIES/286 family.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.