Encore Computer Corp announced its first foray into the Alpha RISC world, billing it as the next phase in its real-time computing strategy. The phase extends the Encore Infinity R/T family by incorporating Alpha AXP processor-based models and enhanced Reflective Memory communications capabilities. Encore will extend the Infinity R/T line to include new low-end and high-end models based on Digital Equipment Corp’s Alpha AXP processor, with detailed announcements to be made on May 25 and volume shipments to start next quarter. The Open Reflective Memory technique be used to connect multiple AXP processors to provide unprecedented computing performance and scalability. The technique will also be used to couple Alpha AXP systems to existing Encore systems irrespective of processor type and to provide real-time coupling between any Encore system and systems from other vendors. Reflective Memory links processors in real time with data transfer speeds greater than 50M-bytes per second – and DEC has also licensed it (CI No 2,297).