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September 20, 1990


By CBR Staff Writer

Data General Corp has added vector processing options to its Motorola 88000 RISC-based AViiON workstations and servers. The 32-bit Model 5069 VME add-on board is rated by the firm at 66 MFLOPS, and up to eight can be attached to the system. Using 20MHz or 25MHz 88000/100 parts – depending on the target system, with from 2Mb to 8Mb memory, they cost $9,000 and $12,200 respectively. Data General also has a range of VMEbus interface devices for connecting AViiONs to other peripherals. Models 5089 and 5099, DEC DR11-W interface emulators, are $1,900 and $3,000 respectively. The 5517 will connect with the General Purpose Interface Bus as defined by IEEE-48 and costs $2,400, while Model 5400 is a general purpose interface for parallel block data transfer to external devices, which sells for $4,500.

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