Anticipating yesterday’s launch of the desktop Destiny package by Unix System Laboratories Inc, scheduled to take place in California after we went to press, Digital Equipment Corp vice-president for software engineering, David Stone, said that while DEC had no intention of shipping Destiny itself, it was willing to offer any third party all the information necessary to carry out the implementation for its Alpha chip. If someone else wants to support it on Alpha, that’s fine said Stone. On a more positive note, DEC said it would be doing a version of its NAS, Network Application Services, to Destiny, for shipment in autumn 1993. At the Destiny rollout, both NEC Corp and Ing C Olivetti & Co SpA were lining up to announce versions of the product for the MIPS Computer Systems Inc R-series RISC, but using big endian byte ordering rather DEC’s little endian format. Separately, DEC announced two new mid-range systems, the DECstation 5000 Model 33 workstation and DECsystem Model 133 server, using a 33MHz MIPS R3000 and R3010 chip set rated at 25.3 SPEC marks and 34.4 MIPS. Out now from $6,300. It also cut prices on the 5000 Model 20 and 25.
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