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January 19, 1989


By CBR Staff Writer

Look for those souped-up mid-range 6200 DEC VAXes Tuesday: the new models are tipped to offer 30% to 40% better performance than the current models for about 5% higher price, and support up to six CPUs, with 22 MIPS at the top end, matching the four processor VAX 8840; the 6300s are expected to feature a new, faster iteration of the CMOS CVAX chip set, although the power of the 6200s was seen as being pitched last year at a level to avoid impacting the 8000s – which are due to replaced by new top end machines later this year; to get the full benefit of the new machines in scientific and engineering applications, users are expected to have to wait for the 5.3 release of VMS with support for parallel pipelined performance on the multiprocessors, accompanied by a new parallelising Fortran compiler – expected in late summer with the top-end VAXes; Tuesday is also expected to see the launch of those IBM 3480 tape drives wearing DEC colours.

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