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August 9, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Harris Computer Systems has introduced a new model at the bottom end of its HCX line of 32-bit Unix minicomputers that were derived from a technology exchange agreement with Computer Consoles Inc. The new HCX-5, rated at 5 MIPS, is based on the same TTL processor that is used in the HCX-7 and HCX-7, which deliver up to 8 MIPS. The HCX-5 processor cycles at 100nS, supp-orts up to 32Mb memory, and is designed to handle up to 128 users. It has a new VMEbus input-output subsystem that is rated at 25Mbytes-per-second sustained, and 40Mbytes-per-second peak transfer rate. It takes up to 2.7Gb disk, with four drives per controller, and a system with 4Mb, eight-slot VMEbus chassis, eight ports, asynchronous input-output controller, console, C, and 32-user HCX/UX Unix licence costs $124,500.

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